School Information Design Winners Aim to Simplify Accountability Data for Parents

The Foundation for Excellence in Education announced the winners of its competition that asked designers to create parent-friendly school accountability report cards.


Parent-Trigger Law Proponent Ben Austin Resigns From Group He Founded

He says he is departing as executive director of Parent Revolution, the advocacy group he founded in Los Angeles, to pursue other opportunities.


Ohio's Parent-Trigger Law Has No Takers So Far

Twenty Columbus, Ohio schools are eligible for sweeping education reforms under the state's parent-trigger law, but parents haven't sought to use the controversial strategy.


Illinois Parent Group Pushes State to Delay Common-Core Testing

Parents are signing a petition asking state education leaders to seek a federal waiver delaying tests developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.


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.


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