Parent-Trigger Process in Early Stages at California School

Advocates of the state's parent-trigger law are rallying support behind a group of Anaheim, Calif., parents seeking to convert its underperforming school into a charter.


Report Finds More States Collecting Data to Inform Educators, Parents

States must shift from a compliance-driven approach to a "customer service" based system when sharing student education data with parents, students and educators.


Report: Parent Volunteering Quotas in Some Calif. Charter Schools Illegal

Several California charter schools make parent volunteering a requirement for student enrollment, a practice that is against state law, according to a new report from Public Advocates.


Arizona Court Rules Funding Gap Between District and Charter Schools is Legal

Arizona does not have to fund the state's charter schools at the same level as its district schools, according to an appeals court ruling.


Study Says That Texting Reading Tips to Parents Improves Students' Literacy Skills

Preschoolers whose parents received text messages offering reading tips showed literacy gains, according to a study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research this month.


Los Angeles Interim Superintendent Clears Way For Use of Parent-Trigger Law

Los Angeles Unified School District parents will be able to use California's parent-trigger law to improve their children's failing schools, new interim superintendent says.


Walton Family Foundation Funds Parent-Engagement Efforts in New Orleans

A $1.2 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation will help the Urban League of Greater New Orleans' increase its parent outreach efforts.


Pa. Parents, Districts Ask Court to Declare School Funding Unconstitutional

Pennsylvania's governor and General Assembly are being sued for failing to adequately fund the state's schools.


Fordham Institute to Host Discussion Aimed at Empowering Parents

Arming parents with accurate information about their school choice options will be the focus of a panel discussion hosted by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.


Florida Parent Protest Leads Local District to Require Recess

Recess returns to elementary schools in Lake County, Fla., after parents protest the lack of unstructured playtime for their children.


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