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December 06, 2016

Parent Media Use, Attitudes Probed By New Study

Common Sense Media released a new study which measured the limits parents put on their children's media use, and how much time they spend with media themselves.

August 01, 2016

Florida Parents Turn to GoFundMe To Fight 3rd Grade Retention Law

Florida parents are attempting to raise funds to file a lawsuit so that 3rd graders won't be retained this year based on standardized tests.

July 29, 2016

New York Plans Family-Engagement Grants Inspired by My Brother's Keeper

New York state is allocating $20 million for initiatives to help boys and young men of color, including $6 million for school district family engagement programs this year.

July 26, 2016

Recent Stories About Efforts to Involve Parents in Schools

A news roundup of stories about parent engagement include a piece about enrolling students in Detroit schools, getting parents involved in a struggling Bronx school, and balancing influence in schools' parent groups.

July 19, 2016

Study Says District of Columbia Parents Picked Schools Based on Race, Distance

Researchers analyzed 22,000 applications in the District of Columbia school system to determine parents' motivations in making decisions about schools.

July 19, 2016

N.Y. Teacher Helps Colleagues With Parent Communication

A New York teacher is developing scripts for teachers on how to communicate with parents based on his experience as a debt collector.

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.

July 15, 2016

More STEM Programs Needed to Expose Families to Careers, Says PTA Paper

The National PTA, in a new paper, says that that few programs are available to inform families about STEM careers and opportunities.

July 11, 2016

Recent Headlines About Ways Parents Are Engaged In Schools

Here's a news roundup that features recent stories about parent-involvement issues, from the concerns and complications of testing to open enrollment.

July 06, 2016

National PTA Plans to Push for Policies to Recognize LGBTQ As Protected Class

The national advocacy group passed a resolution at its annual convention to back legislation supporting the LGBTQ community and protect students from bullying and discrimination.

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