Education Department Pitches 'Family Rights' at PTA Convention

Free, quality preschool, challenging standards, and an affordable college degree are key elements of the U.S. Department of Education's "Set of Family Rights".


Colorado Supreme Court Overturns State's Pilot School Voucher Program

The Colorado Supreme Court decided Douglas County's Choice Scholarship Program is unconstitutional.


Head of National Charter School Group Weighs in on Issues and Trends

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools President and CEO Nina Rees discusses trends and issues in the sector at the 2015 National Charter Schools Conference in New Orleans.


Report Targets The Walton Family Foundation's Charter Expansion Efforts

The report, which was released this week by the American Federation of Teachers and In the Public Interest, was accompanied by a petition calling for more transparency and accountability in the charter school sector.


Washington State's First Charter School Receives Second Chance

Despite declining enrollment and unstable leadership, Washington state's first charter school has another year to prove that it can provide a sound education for children.


Who Is Opting Out of Standardized Tests?

A research paper from the Brown Center on Education at Brookings makes some preliminary conclusions about the characteristics of students and school districts where test refusal is prevalent.


Foundation Hosts Parent-Engagement Advocates to Expand Efforts Nationally

The Eva Longoria Foundation hosts a meeting in Los Angeles to bring funders and practitioners together to increase the reach of parent-engagement strategies nationwide.


Judge Will Hear Arguments in California Parent-Trigger Petition Trial

Parents in Anaheim, Calif., believe they have enough valid petition signatures to force school district officials to transform their children's elementary school into a charter.


EdWeek's Parent-Friendly Primer On Vouchers, Education Savings Accounts

Examining the differences among school voucher programs, tax-credit scholarship programs, and education savings accounts is important since more state laws include these school-choice strategies.


Opting Out Highlights Parent Power to Influence Education Policy

Researchers and educators share their opinions and insight into the grassroots-driven national test-refusal movement in a special Commentary section in Education Week


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