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August 29, 2014

Fla. School Board Candidate: Allow Some Parents With Criminal Pasts to Volunteer

Should parents who have committed nonsexual or nonviolent crimes be allowed to volunteer in schools? A Florida school board candidate proposes reviewing parents' cases individually.

August 22, 2014

Parent Advocacy Group May Sue Los Angeles District Over Parent-Trigger Law

The debate over the Los Angeles Unified School District's contention that a federal waiver exempts it from the parent-trigger law may end up in court.

August 15, 2014

Los Angeles District Says Federal Waiver Puts Parent-Trigger Law on Hold This Year

The author of California parent-trigger law's author criticizes Los Angeles Unified School District for refusing to accept parent petitions mandating changes at poorly performing schools this year.

August 12, 2014

New York Posts 'Parents' Bill of Rights' to Safeguard Student Data

Parent advocates in New York push for more specifics regarding the right to review contracts with vendors that have access to sensitive student data, news reports say.

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.

June 17, 2014

Florida Parents, Teachers Unite to Seek Veto of School Voucher Bill

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is facing pressure from parents and teachers to veto legislation to increase scholarship amounts in the state's school voucher program.

June 12, 2014

Bill Would Give State Money to Delaware Parents For Private School Tuition, Fees

Low-income Delaware parents could use state money to pay for their children's private school tuition and tutoring programs under a bill sponsored by Republican lawmakers.

May 23, 2014

Parents Form Partnership With LAUSD, Avoid Using Parent-Trigger Law

Elementary school parents forge an agreement with Los Angeles Unified School District officials to secure improvements and additional staff to boost student achievement.

May 14, 2014

Missouri Bill Would Allow Student Transfers to Private, Nonreligious Schools

Missouri lawmakers approve a bill that would clear the way for students attending struggling schools to enroll in higher-performing schools, including some private, nonreligious ones.

May 07, 2014

N.C. Lawmakers Put Brakes on 'Open Enrollment' Bill

North Carolina lawmakers stall a bill that would have given parents the pick of any public school in the state for their children.

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