January 2013 Archives

The National PTA today announced state and local winners of awards for grassroots advocacy, from the Florida PTA to a teenager's efforts against distracted driving.

Parents, worried about their children's safety at school and elsewhere, consider a variety of measures to address the issue.

With 3,500 events planned across the country, National School Choice Week kicks off today with a private Jonas Brothers concert and a whistle-stop tour.

The Harvard Family Research Project publishes a paper on the seven key elements for partners working to support student learning.

A new film from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform highlights a successful teacher-parent collaboration to save a Minneapolis high school.

A new "parent trigger" petition has been delivered from parents at 24th Street Elementary School in Los Angeles, expressing their dissatisfaction with the status quo.

Schools can measure parent impressions of their child's school and education with a new tool developed by Harvard University, which is available on SurveyMonkey.

The National PTA favors securing universal background checks, a ban on non-sporting ammunition in high-capacity magazines, and a federal assault weapon ban.

Education Week graded every state and the District of Columbia on how they are delivering education to America's K-12 children in "Quality Counts 2013."

Parent groups are influencing change in schools, one in California and the other in Connecticut, as a result of state "trigger" laws.

A New Year brings new sessions of state legislatures, and parents can study up on the educational issues affecting them and their children.

"Parent Trigger: No Silver Bullet" is a recently released policy brief from The Center for Education Organizing of The Annenberg Institute for School Reform.

The year ahead promises to be an active one in the ever-evolving area of charters and choice for K-12, and we offer several predictions.


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