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Should parents who have committed nonsexual or nonviolent crimes be allowed to volunteer in schools? A Florida school board candidate proposes reviewing parents' cases individually.


The New Hampshire Supreme Court has overturned a lower court's ruling that the school choice program was unconstitutional.


A Florida teachers' union is backing the second lawsuit in two months challenging the state's tax-credit scholarship program.


A new report from the Center for Education Reform ranks states based on the quality of their school voucher programs.


The debate over the Los Angeles Unified School District's contention that a federal waiver exempts it from the parent-trigger law may end up in court.


Can Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., schools find a way to allow undocumented immigrant parents to volunteer in their children's schools?


North Carolina Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood has ruled that the state's school voucher program is unconstitutional


Over 60 percent of respondents said they favored charter schools even though many of them did not know basic facts about how charters work.


The author of California parent-trigger law's author criticizes Los Angeles Unified School District for refusing to accept parent petitions mandating changes at poorly performing schools this year.


Mounting common-core criticism in North Carolina is mentioned by some parents as a factor in choosing to home school their children, one advocate says.


Parent advocates in New York push for more specifics regarding the right to review contracts with vendors that have access to sensitive student data, news reports say.


11 of Michigan's 40 charter school authorizers face possible suspension for poor oversight.


Advocates for multigenerational programs believe that funding for parent education efforts also should increase with federal investments to expand preschool options.


A federal judge reaffirms his order that Louisiana must provide data regarding students served by its private-school voucher program to the U.S. Department of Justice.


The event, which drew representatives from the research and philanthropic communities, focused on family-engagement methods intended to involve parents in their children's education far beyond the annual parent-teacher conference.


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