New York state is allocating $20 million for initiatives to help boys and young men of color, including $6 million for school district family engagement programs this year.

Desert Trails Preparatory Academy is continuing to operate in an Adelanto Elementary School District building, even though it now has a charter agreement under the county education board, under an arbitrator's ruling

Fethullah Gulen, who the Turkish president is blaming for the recent failed military coup, allegedly has ties to U.S. charter schools.

A news roundup of stories about parent engagement include a piece about enrolling students in Detroit schools, getting parents involved in a struggling Bronx school, and balancing influence in schools' parent groups.

Researchers analyzed 22,000 applications in the District of Columbia school system to determine parents' motivations in making decisions about schools.

A New York teacher is developing scripts for teachers on how to communicate with parents based on his experience as a debt collector.

Common Sense Media is hiring parents to organize campaigns related to ballot propositions and legislation aimed at helping children, including education.

The National PTA, in a new paper, says that that few programs are available to inform families about STEM careers and opportunities.

K12 Inc. has reached a settlement agreement with California's state attorney general, who alleged the company misled parents about schools' academic records and exaggerated enrollments.

Here's a news roundup that features recent stories about parent-involvement issues, from the concerns and complications of testing to open enrollment.


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