New Jersey school districts would be required to provide students who opt out of standardized testing an "educationally appropriate ungraded" activity under proposed legislature.
Other New Orleans public school principals responded to competitive pressure by improving academic programs or opening new schools.
Some parents claim Bridgeport school district leaders are trying to silence their criticism by removing them from their District Parent Advisory Council posts.
A recent study found that special education language has gotten harder to understand, leaving many parents in the dark.
In most of the seven states that have such a law, parents are reluctant to use it to transform failing schools, but California advocates forge ahead.
The Black Alliance for Educational Options calls Alabama's charter school legislation a "victory" for parents and community members.
Federal lawmakers reintroduce legislation in Congress that would increase the percentage of Title 1 funds dedicated to family-engagement efforts.
Police are called to a Florida school when the principal initially refuses to allow a student to go home while classmates take a standardized test.
The Alabama Accountability Act allows individuals and businesses to claim tax credits for donations to scholarships for students to use toward private school tuition.
Most state laws and policies offer little clarity for parents regarding their opt-out rights, according to a new Education Commission of the States report.