April 2016 Archives

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released a poll showing parents' attitudes towards school choice and charter schools.

Walton, a long-time supporter of charter schools, will move its funding and focus to 13 cities as it withdraws from key cities, including Chicago.

U.S. Secretary of Education met with a panel to discuss the issues of incarcerated youth, as well as students with incarcerated parents.

Here's a news roundup that features three recent stories about parent-involvement issues, including some interesting developments in California and Florida.

About 1,300 parents were surveyed in the poll that shows a disconnect between how well parents think their children are performing in school and how students score nationally.

Now that nearly half of public schools use online gradebooks, parents see pros and cons in the ability to electronically monitor their children's school progress.

The Republican presidential candidate has supported charter schools and vouchers in his words and in his legislative proposals as a U.S. senator from Texas.

Gov. Rick Scott signed a school choice bill that will let parents take their children to schools outside their districts.

California wrestles with how to determine if a school is failing and subject to overhaul under the law that lets parents trigger major changes.

New Schools for Baton Rouge, a non-profit organization, requires community members to be involved in the development of charter schools in that Louisiana city.

The Los Angeles and Detroit school districts both plan to simplify the way parents apply to school-choice options within their districts.

A new poll by a national civil rights organization found that African-American and Latino families seek higher expectations and academic rigor in public schools.

The Washington Education Association and labor unions say they will file a lawsuit to dispute the state's new charter school law that became law without the governor's signature.

A California legislative committee passes a bill that aims to improve parent involvement, particularly in the district's funding and in its accountability plans.

A lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education claims violence and bullying create an unsuitable school environment for students.

A Johns Hopkins University study found that a family-engagement program in the District of Columbia school system is helping students improve attendance and literacy.

A new report by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform shows that about 60 percent of Massachusetts charter schools have no parents on their governing boards.


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