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September 13, 2013

N.J. Poll: Parent Involvement, Not Vouchers, Key to School Reform

New Jersey voters cite parent involvement as the most crucial factor in resolving the state's public school problems, according to a survey released this week.

September 05, 2013

Critic Says Parent Donations Widen School Funding Gap

With private education foundations raising big money for local schools, Rob Reich, an associate professor of political science at Stanford, criticizes the phenomenon in a The New York Times opinion piece.

August 23, 2013

Polls Gauge Americans' View of Public Schools

In a new poll by Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup, the majority of public school parents give their children's schools an encouraging A or B, in sharp contrast with the solid C the overall public gives to nation's public schools.

July 11, 2013

Louisiana Law Allows Parents To Petition For Foreign Languages

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.

June 14, 2013

PTA Commends Family-Engagement Provisions in ESEA Bill

The National PTA supports several family engagement provisions in legislation the U.S. Senate may consider soon to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), according to National PTA President Betsy Landers.

April 11, 2013

National PTA Wants to See Federal Funds for Family Engagement

While finding much of President Obama's Fiscal 2014 budget favorable to children, the National PTA criticized the lack of funding for family engagement.

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