U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) yesterday jointly introduced a proposed amendment about parental rights to the U.S. Constitution.

Parent engagement will be the topic of a one-hour Education Week webinar on Thursday, June 21st at 2 p.m. ET. Registration is required.

When people are distressed about the quality of their local public school, they have several options. One is to work diligently to change the school's prospects and performance. That's apparently what parents and members of the local community have done in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood, where Hawthorne Elementary is one of the state's lowest-performing schools. Seattle Times Education Reporter Brian M. Rosenthal recently wrote about on the school's renaissance. He cites several factors that are propelling the school forward: Parents' time, ideas and money—including $40,000 raised recently in a silent auction; A three-year, $1.5 million federal grant...

The Houston Independent School District is opening five Parent Super Centers with a dozen desktop computers each to plug parents into the technology that most school students know so well.

Communities in Schools, a national nonprofit, works to prevent high school students from dropping out, and finds that the ROI is $11.60 for every $1 invested.

As legislators head home over the Memorial Day weekend, parents and the public may find opportunities to register their opinions about educational issues before Congress.

Whatever happened to desegregation? A public policy professor and experts share their views on the 58th anniversary of Brown v. the Board of Education.

More school volunteers are being asked to pick up the cost of background checks to clear them before they begin working with children.

Parents and the public in Austin, Texas have been invited to submit names for a new school being built there.

The New York State PTA president testifies before a Congressional subcommittee that public school choice is a good thing, but it should not be viewed as an engagement strategy.


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