Sen. Rand Paul Pushes School Choice at National Urban League Conference

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a potential presidential contender, expressed his support for school choice policies at the National Urban League's annual conference.


Glenn Beck Common-Core Event Enlists Parents in Battling the Standards

The conservative TV host had parents in his studio and in movie-theater audiences as he led a strategy session for how to get states to withdraw from the common standards.


Charter School Cap and Closure Laws Among Growing Policy Trends

Charter school authorizing, caps, and closures are among a group of policy trends highlighted in a report on charter laws by the Education Commission of the States.


Philadelphia District Invites Educators, Families to Redesign Schools

The School Redesign Initiative will give parents, teachers, educators, and community organizations the opportunity to propose ideas to transform the city's traditional neighborhood public schools.


Fla. Teachers' Union to Challenge State's Expanding Private School Choice Program

The Florida Education Association says it plans to take legal action over a new law expanding the state's tax-credit scholarship program.


Despite Challenges, La. Private School Voucher Program Is Growing

Louisiana's school voucher program has grown by 30 percent since it expanded statewide in 2012.


Survey Finds Parents Conflicted About Time Dedicated to Testing Students

Parents say assessments and test prep are stealing instructional time away from their children, according to a new survey.


District of Columbia Parents, Council Members Seek Boundary-Plan Delay

Plans to shift attendance zones in the District of Columbia Public Schools prompt parents to ask district leaders to slow down the overhaul.


More Parents Opting for Bulletproof Gear to Protect Children at School

With school shootings becoming more commonplace nationwide, the bulletproof accessory and clothing industry is seeing an increase in a once unusual customer base—parents.


Study Explores Reasons Why Some Fathers Are Disengaged From Families

Fathers who are psychologically distressed upon entering a family-education program are likely to have little contact with their young children, according to a new study.


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