The Middletown (Conn.) School District's Parent Leadership Training Institute trains families to take an active role in government and believes that "when the tools of democracy are understood, the public will engage actively in civic life."

An article in the American Enterprise Institute's online magazine examines the origins of the common core, informs parents about the difference between curricula and standards, and shares the political influences at play with the initiative.

More American households are led by single fathers and make up WHO MAKE UP?--MB nearly one quarter of the nation's single parents, according to a Pew Research Center report released this month.

A new state law requires public school boards in Louisiana to create foreign-language immersion programs if they receive a written request from at least 25 parents.

More than 1,000 teachers, researchers, community activists, parents, and students and are expected to attend the Free Minds, Free People conference in Chicago July 11 to 14 to promote education as an instrument to seek social justice.

With the debate over the Common Core State Standards heating up nationally, Parents for Public Schools has issued a paper to inform parents about the education initiative.

A commentary released last week by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, at Brown University, states that pockets of community activists are poised to become powerful change agents in the swiftly changing public education landscape.

Otha Thornton, the newly installed president of the National PTA, said that the organization's membership must become more diverse as it advocates on behalf of the nation's children.

The National PTA recognized state and local chapters for their efforts to strengthen family-school partnerships.

Parents are planning this summer for a Global #ParentCamp to be held Nov. 2 in local communities, sharing globally using technology.


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