Gov. Rick Scott signed a school choice bill that will let parents take their children to schools outside their districts.


California wrestles with how to determine if a school is failing and subject to overhaul under the law that lets parents trigger major changes.


New Schools for Baton Rouge, a non-profit organization, requires community members to be involved in the development of charter schools in that Louisiana city.


The Los Angeles and Detroit school districts both plan to simplify the way parents apply to school-choice options within their districts.


A new poll by a national civil rights organization found that African-American and Latino families seek higher expectations and academic rigor in public schools.


The Washington Education Association and labor unions say they will file a lawsuit to dispute the state's new charter school law that became law without the governor's signature.


A California legislative committee passes a bill that aims to improve parent involvement, particularly in the district's funding and in its accountability plans.


A lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education claims violence and bullying create an unsuitable school environment for students.


A Johns Hopkins University study found that a family-engagement program in the District of Columbia school system is helping students improve attendance and literacy.


A new report by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform shows that about 60 percent of Massachusetts charter schools have no parents on their governing boards.


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