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August 01, 2016

Florida Parents Turn to GoFundMe To Fight 3rd Grade Retention Law

Florida parents are attempting to raise funds to file a lawsuit so that 3rd graders won't be retained this year based on standardized tests.

July 18, 2016

Nonprofit Organization Set to Hire Parents To Push for Kid-Friendly Laws

Common Sense Media is hiring parents to organize campaigns related to ballot propositions and legislation aimed at helping children, including education.

April 15, 2016

Florida Students Can Transfer to Schools Outside Their Districts Under New Law

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

April 08, 2016

Washington's New Charter School Law May Face Lawsuit By Teachers' Union

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.

March 15, 2016

Will Charter Schools Return to Washington? Bill is Going to Governor

Governor Jay Inslee must decide whether to sign a charter school bill after the Washington Supreme Court ruled that the previous law was unconstitutional.

February 19, 2016

Mississippi Lawmaker: Give Parents Grades Along With Their Children

A bill introduced in the Mississippi legislature calls for parents to receive grades in a designated section of their children's report cards.

August 05, 2015

California Parents May Choose Homeschooling to Avoid New Vaccine Law

Parents in California might choose to homeschool their kids to avoid the strict vaccine laws.

July 29, 2015

New Jersey Parents Will Receive Opt-Out Guidance From State Officials

Garden State lawmakers pass a resolution rather than a law to address how students are supervised once they choose to opt out of state testing.

June 12, 2015

Judge Will Hear Arguments in California Parent-Trigger Petition Trial

Parents in Anaheim, Calif., believe they have enough valid petition signatures to force school district officials to transform their children's elementary school into a charter.

June 12, 2015

EdWeek's Parent-Friendly Primer On Vouchers, Education Savings Accounts

Examining the differences among school voucher programs, tax-credit scholarship programs, and education savings accounts is important since more state laws include these school-choice strategies.

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