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July 05, 2016

Education Secretary to PTA: Demand Diversity in Schools, Teaching Force

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. tells parents that they should take leadership roles in promoting diversity in their children's schools and classrooms.

May 10, 2016

Under Desegregation Order, Black Child Ineligible for Charter School, Suit Says

A 3rd grader is being turned away from his charter school because of a desegregation agreement that forbids suburban black students from attending city charter schools.

May 05, 2016

St. Louis Parents Dispute Whether Charter Schools Should Get Desegregation Funds

St. Louis Public Schools filed a lawsuit to recover tax money for desegregation programs, but charter school parents say they should keep getting those funds.

April 10, 2016

Black, Latino Parents Say Expectations for Poor Children Too Low in Public Schools

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.

November 20, 2014

Study Says That Texting Reading Tips to Parents Improves Students' Literacy Skills

Preschoolers whose parents received text messages offering reading tips showed literacy gains, according to a study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research this month.

August 22, 2014

N.C. District Seeks Volunteer Path for Undocumented Parents

Can Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., schools find a way to allow undocumented immigrant parents to volunteer in their children's schools?

August 05, 2014

Judge Rejects Parents' Motion in Louisiana Voucher Case

A federal judge reaffirms his order that Louisiana must provide data regarding students served by its private-school voucher program to the U.S. Department of Justice.

January 13, 2014

Picture of 'Super Dad' Defies Stereotypes, Prompts National Debate

A picture of an African-American father caring for his young children and the blog post he wrote about it sparks a national discussion about fatherhood and race.

November 21, 2013

Authors Advocate Teaching Children To Be 'Globally-Minded'

Parents should encourage their children to become globally competent to succeed in an increasingly interconnected, multicultural world, according to the authors of a new book.

October 14, 2013

National PTA Hosts Emerging Minority Leaders Conference

The National PTA's Emerging Minority Leaders Conference aims to bolster its minority membership to become stronger advocates for children and to expand its reach in urban areas.

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