Parents choosing to refuse state-mandated testing for their children say they're facing many challenges to assert what they believe to be their right.

Idaho parents seeking a stronger say in their children's education may get a boost from a bill being considered by lawmakers this month.

Parent leaders are gathering at the National PTA annual legislative conference in Arlington, Va., Tuesday to discuss the group's public-policy priorities.

The Barbara Bush Foundation For Family Literacy has spent $50 million since 1989 supporting programs that teach parents and children to read.

Cleveland's family engagement executive director is recognized by Education Week for her efforts to make parents a key component of the district's education-reform initiatives.

A new alliance of Chicago-area parent groups is calling on families to skip the state assessments to protest what it calls excessive and unnecessary testing.

Parent involvement could be come a factor in measuring teacher effectiveness in New Jersey, according to legislation introduced last week.

A proposed Mississippi law would give special education vouchers to parents wanting to pull their special needs children out of public school.

A new coalition of national groups hopes to organize what it sees as a growing number of grassroots anti-testing efforts to affect legislative reforms across the U.S.

PTA Take Your Family to School Week emphasizes strategies to help empower parents to boost student achievement.


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