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Schools are holding events, doing home visits, and reaching out to neighborhoods to help parents and children starting kindergarten, aiming to ease the transition for children who have never attended school.

In a speech at the National Charter School Conference, U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. urged school officials to cut back on student suspensions.

A new effort by Parent Revolution is working to help high-needs families find and apply to district and charter schools in Los Angeles.

The organization is partnering with Mathnasium, a math learning center business, to offer free activities in homes and schools across the country as part of a new initiative.

School districts in the Sunshine State are required to set up processes for parents to request that their children be transferred to another classroom under a new law.

About 30 parents will attend college this fall with help from the Camden charter school their children attend, building on the school's active parent-engagement program.

The longtime charter advocacy organization and supporter of charters says the sector needs to draw on innovations from education technology and other areas.

A non-profit group's proposal would support 160,000 students in low-income areas in all types of public schools, not just the expansion of charter schools recommended earlier.

The National PTA and other groups are expanding their outreach to fathers and working to support their increased involvement in schools.

On the 25th anniversary of the passage of the nation's first charter-school law, in Minnesota, an Education Week special report looks at how the movement has changed.

he Austin, Texas, school district receives a grant to build its family partnership program in neighborhood where 30 languages are spoken.

A Michigan school district is urging parents to make sure their children have fewer than five absences a year.

A new study found that vouchers programs rarely cover full tuition and sometimes force families to give up rights under IDEA, but parents see their benefits anyway.

A Senate subcommittee this week will consider an appropriations bill, but it does not include funding for Statewide Family Engagement Centers.

GreatSchools, the online school-rating service, is linking with the U.S. Department of Education to give more information about schools, including equity issues.

A research review in Pediatrics found that refugee parents' education and language ability can be tied to children's learning in different ways.

The Kindergarten to College program contributes $50 each automatically to enrolled kindergartners in San Francisco Unified for college-savings accounts, but parents are encouraged to save even more.


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