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April 08, 2015

Los Angeles Parents Mounting Trigger-Law Petition Drive to Improve School

Parents of students attending a low-performing Los Angeles elementary school hope to use California's parent-trigger law to spur academic and staffing changes.

April 02, 2015

A Look Back at Parent-School Relationships

Educators have always struggled with cultivating the parent-school partnership even though they believe it is an invaluable tool that helps boost student achievement.

April 01, 2015

Q&A: Predicting Parent-Trigger Law's Path

Education Week reporters discuss California's controversial so-called parent-trigger law and examine whether the law has made good on its promise to improve struggling schools.

March 27, 2015

N.J. Opt-Out Bill Gets Unanimous, Bipartisan Support in One Chamber

New Jersey school districts would be required to provide students who opt out of standardized testing an "educationally appropriate ungraded" activity under proposed legislature.

March 20, 2015

Advocates Seek to Broaden California Parent-Trigger Law's Reach

In most of the seven states that have such a law, parents are reluctant to use it to transform failing schools, but California advocates forge ahead.

March 06, 2015

Family Engagement in Education Act Reintroduced in Congress

Federal lawmakers reintroduce legislation in Congress that would increase the percentage of Title 1 funds dedicated to family-engagement efforts.

February 27, 2015

New Report Details State Testing Opt-Out Laws, Policies

Most state laws and policies offer little clarity for parents regarding their opt-out rights, according to a new Education Commission of the States report.

February 21, 2015

Local Board Rejects 'Parent Trigger' Petition at California School

The Anaheim City School Board says parent-trigger advocates must collect more signatures to transform a low-performing elementary school into a charter.

February 13, 2015

West Virginia Bill Would Add Parent Members to State Board of Education

West Virginia's governor may have to appoint parents of public school students to the state's Board of Education under legislation being considered by lawmakers.

January 29, 2015

Mississippi Parents Could Receive Money, Vouchers For Special Needs Students

Two competing pieces of legislation in Mississippi could funnel funds into the hands of parents to help educate children with special needs.

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