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.


Florida Parents, Teachers Unite to Seek Veto of School Voucher Bill

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is facing pressure from parents and teachers to veto legislation to increase scholarship amounts in the state's school voucher program.


Study Finds Academic, Economic Futures Linked to Family Background

Most children in a Johns Hopkins University study who grew up in low-income families did not earn higher-paying salaries once they became adults.


Latino Parenting Program Supports Student Success

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, now in 34 states, has an impact on how often Latino parents read to their children, and how these parents see themselves as advocates.


Bill Would Give State Money to Delaware Parents For Private School Tuition, Fees

Low-income Delaware parents could use state money to pay for their children's private school tuition and tutoring programs under a bill sponsored by Republican lawmakers.


Philadelphia Parents Reject Charter School Option, Favor Staying District-Run

In the last month, parents at two Philadelphia public schools have refused to support plans for the district to transfer control of their schools to charter operators.


Calif. School District Offers Parents 'Second Chance' With Free College Classes

Free college courses will be held in Hayward, Calif., public schools for parents seeking to provide better financial and academic support for their children.


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