Charter schools are unconstitutional in Washington state, and the state's high court says it will not reconsider its September decision.
Justice Antonin Scalia restates his doubts about the court's precedents on a constitutional right of parents to direct the upbringing of their children.
The Ohio legislature passed HB2 in early October, revamping the way the state regulates charter schools following reports of widespread corruption, financial mismanagement, and poor academic outcomes among some of the state's schools.
While most teachers in the nation's schools are middle class and white, experts say diversity and poverty among students are creating a growing mismatch between educators and students and families. To build partnerships with parents from different cultures takes some intentionality and creative outreach.
Parents are increasingly making themselves heard on education issues from school reform to testing, while some districts invest in efforts to increase parent involvement.
Under Arne Duncan, the Department of Education has helped support and expand charter schools through grant programs including the Investing in Innovation Fund and the Charter Schools Program.
In a letter sent on Friday, Inslee, a Democrat, said he would focus on improving traditional public schools instead of charters, which he said "lack public oversight and accountability."
This is the first time in the country that a state Supreme Court has struck down a charter school law, according to a national charter school group.
The Home School Legal Defense Association has been a major force in keeping home schooling regulation at a minimum, according to a story by ProPublica.
There's a big communication gap between the two groups when it comes to sharing information about major life events in children's lives, a new survey says.