May 2014 Archives

Three vocal parent groups are vying for attention and influence to serve as advocates and critics of the Buffalo Public School District.

The Harvard Family Research Project highlights efforts showing that schools, libraries, and museums can become vital partners with families to teach parents how to support their children's "digital learning."

More than a third of the Long Island, N.Y.-area school board members elected this month with support from an opt-out group have education-related backgrounds.

Elementary school parents forge an agreement with Los Angeles Unified School District officials to secure improvements and additional staff to boost student achievement.

A New York City-based rally will aim to unite supporters seeking the elimination of high-stakes testing and corporate influence in public schools.

The Pew Research Center examines the characteristics and desires of American mothers today in comparison to their counterparts in the 1960s and 1970s.

Missouri lawmakers approve a bill that would clear the way for students attending struggling schools to enroll in higher-performing schools, including some private, nonreligious ones.

A Massachusetts coach says too much parent involvement and too much money is sucking the fun out of youth sports.

A Washington, D.C. Public Schools family-engagement program touts teacher home visits to build trusting relationships with parents and help increase student achievement.

North Carolina lawmakers stall a bill that would have given parents the pick of any public school in the state for their children.

A new poll finds that almost half of K-12 teachers cite the lack of parental involvement as a source of frustration.

Protests against a purportedly pro-Islam textbook, along with common-core criticism, lead Florida lawmakers to pass a bill allowing parents to object to school textbooks.

North Carolina families could send their children to the pubic school of their choosing for free under a bill being considered by lawmakers this month.


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