November 2013 Archives

The superintendent of Florida's Pasco County Schools proposes revisions to district honor-roll guidelines after a parent complains about her son's inclusion on the list.


The National Assessment Governing Board is inviting parent leaders to attend an education summit Jan. 13 to discuss strategies to improve student achievement.


Parents critical of the Common Core State Standards staged a national protest this week by keeping their children home from school, though participation was hard to gauge in many places.


Parents should encourage their children to become globally competent to succeed in an increasingly interconnected, multicultural world, according to the authors of a new book.


National Parental Involvement Day, on Nov. 21, will highlight an effort to provide low-income families with free or discounted Internet access and computers.


The New York State PTA is mounting an advocacy campaign to call for a one-year moratorium on tests tied to the Common Core State Standards.


Nine Oregon parents are teaching their 7th and 8th graders math at home over concerns about the curricula aligned with the Common Core State Standards.


The first preschool conceived under California's so-called parent-trigger law is schedule to open in December amid high hopes of improving student achievement.


Parents in France are incensed over the government's plans to make children attend school on Wednesdays, a move aimed at halting a slide in test scores and to match instruction hours elsewhere.


GreatSchools.org is marking 15 years online this month as a resource for parents seeking more information about their local schools and boasts 44 million users.


Education Week has created a special multimedia section on edweek.org devoted to exploring the crucial, yet often ignored, relationship between K-12 parents and schools.

The National Center for Family Literacy announced today that the organization is now called the National Center for Families Learning (NCLF).


Watch D.O.G.S. is a K-12 father-engagement initiative that asks dads to volunteer at their child's school to provide students with positive role models.


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