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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.

June 29, 2016

Colorado Schools Reach Out to Parents to Ease Transition to Kindergarten

Schools are holding events, doing home visits, and reaching out to neighborhoods to help parents and children starting kindergarten, aiming to ease the transition for children who have never attended school.

June 24, 2016

National PTA Plans 100,000 STEM Activities for Families In New Initiative

The organization is partnering with Mathnasium, a math learning center business, to offer free activities in homes and schools across the country as part of a new initiative.

June 16, 2016

How Fathers Increasingly Are Getting Involved in Schools

The National PTA and other groups are expanding their outreach to fathers and working to support their increased involvement in schools.

June 08, 2016

Parents Will Soon Find More Information About Schools On GreatSchools Site

GreatSchools, the online school-rating service, is linking with the U.S. Department of Education to give more information about schools, including equity issues.

June 01, 2016

San Francisco Program Encourages Parents to Add to College Accounts

The Kindergarten to College program contributes $50 each automatically to enrolled kindergartners in San Francisco Unified for college-savings accounts, but parents are encouraged to save even more.

May 20, 2016

North Carolina District Takes Bus to Neighborhoods To Get Parents Involved

The Parent Involvement Mobile Unit in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County school district is a renovated school bus that serves as a mobile classroom.

April 26, 2016

Students With Incarcerated Parents Need More School Support, Panel Says

U.S. Secretary of Education met with a panel to discuss the issues of incarcerated youth, as well as students with incarcerated parents.

April 22, 2016

Poll: Parents Believe Children Doing Better Academically Than Scores Show

About 1,300 parents were surveyed in the poll that shows a disconnect between how well parents think their children are performing in school and how students score nationally.

April 21, 2016

How Do Online Gradebooks Affect Parent Involvement in Public Schools?

Now that nearly half of public schools use online gradebooks, parents see pros and cons in the ability to electronically monitor their children's school progress.

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