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The legal battler over Washington's charter school law focuses on whether public school dollars can be used to pay for charters.


Pennsylvania superintendents would no longer be required to evaluate homeschoolers' education portfolios under a law approved by lawmakers.


After a few troubling incidents involving parents, a local group wants the Rochester City School District to revisit its family-outreach efforts.


Family, school, and community engagement practitioners and researchers say a new national organization will spearhead efforts to secure support and funding in the field.


A parent advocacy group cites recent test score gains as promising early indicators of the so-called parent-trigger law's potential in California.


Over the past decade, Wisconsin has spent around $139 million on school vouchers to private schools that were eventually kicked out of the state's program, according to a review by the Wisconsin State Journal


Most parents are satisfied with their community schools, but unsure on what path schools should take to improve, according to the results of a new national poll from Education Post.


Wyoming parents are not permitted to opt their children out of state assessments, according a ruling issued by the state's attorney general.


A report of the District of Columbia's Opportunity Scholarship Program found that disadvantaged students were less likely to use vouchers and some scholarships went unused.


A recent survey found that nearly half of K-12 parents in urban districts had a positive impression of the Common Core State Standards.


Charter critics and advocates in Ohio debate the usefulness of a new online website comparing charter schools to traditional public school districts.


Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., school officials found a way to permit more undocumented parents to volunteer in limited roles.


An education advocacy group is holding a rally Thursday in New York City and mounting a multimedia campaign to press for more quality schools.


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