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May 02, 2014

Fla. Lawmakers Give Parents Right to Object to School Textbooks

Protests against a purportedly pro-Islam textbook, along with common-core criticism, lead Florida lawmakers to pass a bill allowing parents to object to school textbooks.

May 02, 2014

N.C. 'Open Enrollment' Bill Would Allow Students to Attend Any Public School

North Carolina families could send their children to the pubic school of their choosing for free under a bill being considered by lawmakers this month.

April 16, 2014

Tennessee School Voucher Bill Fails to Garner Support From Lawmakers

Tennessee parents whose children attend failing schools won't get vouchers to send them to private school after the governor-penned bill can't muster enough political support.

April 10, 2014

Calif. Districts Ramp Up Parent-Outreach Efforts to Meet Funding-Law Mandate

California parents are sharing their top educational priorities to assist local school leaders in drafting accountability plans required under the state's new school-funding law.

March 21, 2014

L.A. Community Groups Urge District to Spend New School Funds on Poor Students

Parents, students, teachers, and community activists held a rally in Los Angeles this week to support increasing school funding to support poor students.

March 14, 2014

Parents Pressured to Rethink Opting Students Out of State Testing

Parents choosing to refuse state-mandated testing for their children say they're facing many challenges to assert what they believe to be their right.

March 11, 2014

Idaho Lawmakers to Consider Parental-Rights Legislation

Idaho parents seeking a stronger say in their children's education may get a boost from a bill being considered by lawmakers this month.

March 11, 2014

National PTA Legislative Conference Will Highlight Child Nutrition Programs

Parent leaders are gathering at the National PTA annual legislative conference in Arlington, Va., Tuesday to discuss the group's public-policy priorities.

February 28, 2014

N.J. Teachers' Evaluations Would Include Parent Involvement Under Proposed Law

Parent involvement could be come a factor in measuring teacher effectiveness in New Jersey, according to legislation introduced last week.

February 21, 2014

New National Alliance Aims to Unite Grassroots Testing Opposition

A new coalition of national groups hopes to organize what it sees as a growing number of grassroots anti-testing efforts to affect legislative reforms across the U.S.

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