September 2014 Archives

The goal of a parent-advocacy group is to rally the parents of 250,000 students to refuse to take state tests in 2015, building on an opt-out effort that took place earlier this year.


Florida parents are concerned about what they see as the system's lack of flexibility, particularly for English-language learners and children with disabilities.


Homework continues to baffle most parents of children in grades K-8, according to a new national survey released this week.


After the closure of 49 schools in 2013, some Chicago Public Schools' parents say they are concerned about classroom overcrowding and $50 million in district budget cuts this year.


Three years after Ohio enacted a limited "parent trigger" law, nearly one-fifth of Columbus schools now qualify for major leadership overhauls if parents choose to initiate them.


The National PTA wants parents and students to talk about digital safety at home and at school just as frequently as they discuss bicycle safety.


Protestors take to the streets in Newark to show their dissatisfaction with Superintendent Cami Anderson and the school district's new reorganization plan.


The Pennsylvania Department of Education must address Philadelphia parents' complaints about overcrowding, dirty bathrooms, and other problems, according to a lawsuit filed this week.


The PTA should make sure the 2016 presidential candidates seriously address the nation's education issues, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in Nashville, Tenn.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says states competing to secure federal early-learning grants should include "serious" and "intentional" strategies to engage parents.


Some Newark, N.J, parents opt to keep their kids home on the first day of school to protest the district's new student enrollment plan.


New York City public school parents will receive more support, education and, most importantly, time with their children's teachers this school year.


While parents fear disasters at schools, many are uninformed about schools' preparedness efforts, a poll by Save the Children found.


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