Some Chicago Parents Say School Closures Created Problems

After the closure of 49 schools in 2013, some Chicago Public Schools' parents say they are concerned about classroom overcrowding and $50 million in district budget cuts this year.


Nearly 1 in 5 Columbus Schools Qualify for Overhauls Under Parent-Trigger Law

Three years after Ohio enacted a limited "parent trigger" law, nearly one-fifth of Columbus schools now qualify for major leadership overhauls if parents choose to initiate them.


National Campaign Promotes Safe, Positive Technology Use for Families

The National PTA wants parents and students to talk about digital safety at home and at school just as frequently as they discuss bicycle safety.


Parents and Students Continue to Protest Newark Enrollment Plan, Superintendent

Protestors take to the streets in Newark to show their dissatisfaction with Superintendent Cami Anderson and the school district's new reorganization plan.


Parents Sue Pa. For Failing to Examine Philadelphia School Districts' Problems

The Pennsylvania Department of Education must address Philadelphia parents' complaints about overcrowding, dirty bathrooms, and other problems, according to a lawsuit filed this week.


Duncan Urges PTA to Promote Education Issues in 2016 Presidential Election

The PTA should make sure the 2016 presidential candidates seriously address the nation's education issues, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in Nashville, Tenn.


Parent Engagement Pivotal Piece in Latest Early-Learning Federal Grant Competition

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says states competing to secure federal early-learning grants should include "serious" and "intentional" strategies to engage parents.


Parent Frustration Over Newark Student-Enrollment Plan Mounts

Some Newark, N.J, parents opt to keep their kids home on the first day of school to protest the district's new student enrollment plan.


New York City Chancellor Revamps School District's Parent-Engagement Efforts

New York City public school parents will receive more support, education and, most importantly, time with their children's teachers this school year.


Many Parents Uninformed About School Disaster Plans, Poll Finds

While parents fear disasters at schools, many are uninformed about schools' preparedness efforts, a poll by Save the Children found.


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