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November 06, 2014

Republican Leaders Will Push School Vouchers, Charters on Federal Level

Speaker of the House John Boehner and Republican Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell say school choice legislation will be a priority during the 114th Congress.

October 31, 2014

Washington State Supreme Court Justices Hear Charter-School Case Arguments

The legal battler over Washington's charter school law focuses on whether public school dollars can be used to pay for charters.

October 31, 2014

Pennsylvania Bill Would Eliminate Superintendent Review of Home Schooling

Pennsylvania superintendents would no longer be required to evaluate homeschoolers' education portfolios under a law approved by lawmakers.

October 17, 2014

New National Group Aims to Advance Family-School Engagement Efforts

Family, school, and community engagement practitioners and researchers say a new national organization will spearhead efforts to secure support and funding in the field.

October 15, 2014

Parent-Trigger Group Touts Student Academic Gains, Though Data Limited

A parent advocacy group cites recent test score gains as promising early indicators of the so-called parent-trigger law's potential in California.

October 07, 2014

Wyoming Attorney General Says Parents Can't Opt Children Out of Testing

Wyoming parents are not permitted to opt their children out of state assessments, according a ruling issued by the state's attorney general.

October 07, 2014

Report Finds D.C.'s Neediest Students Use School Vouchers at Lower Rates

A report of the District of Columbia's Opportunity Scholarship Program found that disadvantaged students were less likely to use vouchers and some scholarships went unused.

September 26, 2014

New York Parent Group Aims to Boost Number of Students Boycotting State Tests

The goal of a parent-advocacy group is to rally the parents of 250,000 students to refuse to take state tests in 2015, building on an opt-out effort that took place earlier this year.

September 26, 2014

Florida PTA Urges State to Make Changes to School Accountability System

Florida parents are concerned about what they see as the system's lack of flexibility, particularly for English-language learners and children with disabilities.

September 10, 2014

Parents Sue Pa. For Failing to Examine Philadelphia School Districts' Problems

The Pennsylvania Department of Education must address Philadelphia parents' complaints about overcrowding, dirty bathrooms, and other problems, according to a lawsuit filed this week.

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