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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.

March 24, 2016

Nebraska Group Vows to Fight Efforts to Start Charter School Law

A group called Nebraska Loves Public Schools aims to oppose efforts to bring charter schools to the state, even as another parent group advocates for a charter school law.

March 16, 2016

Group Works With Employers to Help Parents Navigate New Orleans Schools

A new nonprofit organization called EdNavigator has started in New Orleans to help parents with challenges in the school system as part of employee benefit packages.

March 04, 2016

National PTA Legislative Conference: 3 Things Parents Need to Know About ESSA

The National PTA Legislative Conference next week will focus on changes to the main federal K-12 law related to family engagement.

June 05, 2015

More School Districts Develop Parent-Engagement Programs, Departments

Family-engagement advocates who have worked on the sidelines say there are signs that more districts are implementing system-wide strategies to effectively involve parents.

February 27, 2015

National PTA Taps New Executive Director

The association selects the chief executive officer of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships as its new executive director.

February 17, 2015

National PTA Urges Families to Forge School Partnerships to Support Students

During its annual Take Your Family to School Week initiative, the National PTA is promoting the importance of family-engagement efforts to support student success.

January 29, 2015

Most New Jersey Parents Say Testing Too Taxing, Poll Finds

A new poll find that the majority of New Jersey parents believe they should have the right to opt their children out of state standardized testing.

January 29, 2015

Oklahoma PTA Encourages Parents to Opt Students Out of State Writing Tests

The Oklahoma PTA is urging parents to refuse to allow their children to take the state's writing assessments in February.

January 16, 2015

New York City Parents Seek Action to Improve Failing Schools

More than 75,000 people signed a petition penned by a New York City mother frustrated that thousands of children attend chronically underperforming public schools.

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