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April 08, 2016

Lawsuit: Parents Claim Violence Affects Students' Education in New York Schools

A lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education claims violence and bullying create an unsuitable school environment for students.

February 18, 2016

Detroit Parents Join Lawsuit to Fix 'Deplorable' School Buildings

Education Week talks with two parents who have lined up behind teachers suing the Detroit school district over conditions at the city's public schools.

September 02, 2014

Many Parents Uninformed About School Disaster Plans, Poll Finds

While parents fear disasters at schools, many are uninformed about schools' preparedness efforts, a poll by Save the Children found.

June 18, 2014

More Parents Opting for Bulletproof Gear to Protect Children at School

With school shootings becoming more commonplace nationwide, the bulletproof accessory and clothing industry is seeing an increase in a once unusual customer base—parents.

December 06, 2013

Sandy Hook Moms Lead Initiative on School Safety Issue

Two mothers who lost their daughters in the Sandy Hook school shooting last year lead an initiative to increase security in schools nationwide.

November 01, 2013

Houston Dad Learns Valuable Lessons Volunteering at School

Watch D.O.G.S. is a K-12 father-engagement initiative that asks dads to volunteer at their child's school to provide students with positive role models.

August 29, 2013

Parents' School Safety Fears Remain Unchanged Since Newtown

The tragic Newtown, Conn., school shooting may still be on the minds of parents as they send their children back to school this fall, according to a new Gallup poll released today. The poll found that 33 percent of American parents of school-aged children say they fear for their oldest child's safety at school.

June 21, 2013

PTA, NFL Team Up on 'Back to Sports Night' Initiative

The National PTA is joining forces with the NFL to promote health and fitness in school children this fall with "Back to Sports Nights," it was announced today as part of the parent-teacher organization's annual convention.

May 31, 2013

New Texting Service to Report Bullying Gets National PTA Support

Students will be able to confidentially report and discuss bullying and other troubling incidents by text message with TipTxt, a new tipline offered by Blackboard, Inc., that is being promoted in conjunction with the National PTA.



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