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August 28, 2015

Parents and Teachers Should Talk More for Students' Sake, Survey Finds

There's a big communication gap between the two groups when it comes to sharing information about major life events in children's lives, a new survey says.

August 27, 2015

Parent Revolution Picks Former Principal, TFA Alumnus to Lead Group

The parent-advocacy organization has selected Seth Litt to take over the organization after founder Ben Austin stepped down late last year.

July 21, 2015

Court Upholds Parent-Trigger Petition at California School

Parents of students at Palm Lane Elementary School in Anaheim successfully challenged the school board's rejection of their petition seeking to convert the school into a charter.

June 12, 2015

Judge Will Hear Arguments in California Parent-Trigger Petition Trial

Parents in Anaheim, Calif., believe they have enough valid petition signatures to force school district officials to transform their children's elementary school into a charter.

June 08, 2015

Teachers, Parents Seek Principal's Removal at Los Angeles-Area School

Another parent-trigger campaign is underway at a California school, but this time it appears teachers are publicly backing parents to oust their principal.

June 01, 2015

Los Angeles School Avoids Use of Parent-Trigger, District Plan Accepted

Parents of students attending a struggling Los Angeles Elementary School accept a comprehensive school reform plan from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

April 17, 2015

Texas Senate OKs Parent-Trigger Reboot, Tennessee Bill Stalls

While Tennessee's parent-trigger law fizzles, Texas lawmakers moved forward with a bill that could increase the number of schools eligible for sweeping changes, including charters.

April 08, 2015

Los Angeles Parents Mounting Trigger-Law Petition Drive to Improve School

Parents of students attending a low-performing Los Angeles elementary school hope to use California's parent-trigger law to spur academic and staffing changes.

April 02, 2015

A Look Back at Parent-School Relationships

Educators have always struggled with cultivating the parent-school partnership even though they believe it is an invaluable tool that helps boost student achievement.

April 01, 2015

Q&A: Predicting Parent-Trigger Law's Path

Education Week reporters discuss California's controversial so-called parent-trigger law and examine whether the law has made good on its promise to improve struggling schools.

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