May 2012 Archives

The Houston Independent School District is opening five Parent Super Centers with a dozen desktop computers each to plug parents into the technology that most school students know so well.

Communities in Schools, a national nonprofit, works to prevent high school students from dropping out, and finds that the ROI is $11.60 for every $1 invested.

As legislators head home over the Memorial Day weekend, parents and the public may find opportunities to register their opinions about educational issues before Congress.

Whatever happened to desegregation? A public policy professor and experts share their views on the 58th anniversary of Brown v. the Board of Education.

More school volunteers are being asked to pick up the cost of background checks to clear them before they begin working with children.

Parents and the public in Austin, Texas have been invited to submit names for a new school being built there.

The New York State PTA president testifies before a Congressional subcommittee that public school choice is a good thing, but it should not be viewed as an engagement strategy.

In Norfolk, Va., parents of children with serious behavior issues can now be called to court if they refuse to cooperate with schools to address those issues.

Contrary to popular opinion, U.S. students do not spend less time in school than students in other countries, research from The Center for Public Education shows.

A recent survey of elementary parents and teachers reveals roadblocks to communication on subjects from whether they are understood, to how well the two groups collaborate.

A voluntary "Parent Involvement Contract" for schools is now the law of the land in Tennessee, but will it work?

A new guide from the Coalition of Community Schools gives communities and educators the tools and resources to begin "scaling up" to create their own community schools.

National PTA releases a new podcast with advice about how to prevent embezzlement.


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