In Norfolk, Va., parents of children with serious behavior issues can now be called to court if they refuse to cooperate with schools to address those issues.

Contrary to popular opinion, U.S. students do not spend less time in school than students in other countries, research from The Center for Public Education shows.

A recent survey of elementary parents and teachers reveals roadblocks to communication on subjects from whether they are understood, to how well the two groups collaborate.

A voluntary "Parent Involvement Contract" for schools is now the law of the land in Tennessee, but will it work?

A new guide from the Coalition of Community Schools gives communities and educators the tools and resources to begin "scaling up" to create their own community schools.

National PTA releases a new podcast with advice about how to prevent embezzlement.

A new network committed to engaging families in education transformation was unveiled this week as part of Parenting Magazine's Mom Congress event in Washington. Called the National Family Engagement Alliance (NFEA), the organization plans to provide resources and support to educate, equip, and mobilize individuals, families, and organizations to ensure student success. The announcement was made by NFEA founder and Chairman Byron V. Garrett during a keynote address to the Mom Congress on April 30 at the National Press Club. "Our vision is to transform education through meaningful family engagement. We are creating a dynamic movement by building a national ...

After a high school student disappears on the way to school, Bay Area school districts revisit how quickly they notify parents of unexcused absences.

The Together for Tomorrow School Improvement Challenge invites schools, national service programs, higher education institutions, and community-based organizations to work together to propel improvement of our lowest-performing schools.

Low-income parents whose children attend Head Start in downtown New York City now have a chance to get a jump start on education themselves.


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