Report Finds Louisiana Charter Schools Lack Supervision

This report points out flaws with the academic and financial oversight of Louisiana's charter school system and calls for a moratorium on new charters.


Study Paints Statistical Portrait of Same-Sex Parents in America

Same-sex parents are raising more than 210,000 children under age 18 across the U.S., according to a demographic study of such couples.


New York City Parents Grade Mayor on Campaign Promises

New York City parents give Mayor Bill de Blasio unsatisfactory grades for failing to reduce class size and increase public accountability.


Poll Finds Most California Parents Know Little About Common-Core Tests

Few Californians believe their schools administer too many standardized tests, according to a new poll, which also found that knowledge about the common-core standards is weak.


Mississippi Third State to Give Parents of Special Needs Students Scholarships

The parents of 500 Mississippi special needs students will receive $6,500 to pay for their children's education, including therapy, tutors and even private school tuition.


Texas Senate OKs Parent-Trigger Reboot, Tennessee Bill Stalls

While Tennessee's parent-trigger law fizzles, Texas lawmakers moved forward with a bill that could increase the number of schools eligible for sweeping changes, including charters.


N.J. Opt-Out Rates Low for Early Grades, Higher for Secondary Students

The New Jersey Department of Education calculated opt-out rates for state exams for the first time but the figures released this week are preliminary.


N.J. Parents Ask State Board to Develop Opt-Out Rules

The New Jersey State Board of Education will consider parents' request to adopt test-refusal guidelines and protect students who skip state tests from being punished.


Nevada Bill Giving Parents Private School Tuition Help Heads to Governor

Nevada businesses will receive tax-credits for donations they make to support scholarships for students to use to help pay their private school tuition.


Los Angeles Parents Mounting Trigger-Law Petition Drive to Improve School

Parents of students attending a low-performing Los Angeles elementary school hope to use California's parent-trigger law to spur academic and staffing changes.


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