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December 12, 2014

School Information Design Winners Aim to Simplify Accountability Data for Parents

The Foundation for Excellence in Education announced the winners of its competition that asked designers to create parent-friendly school accountability report cards.

May 16, 2014

Parents, Educators, Advocates Support 'Taking Back Our Schools' Rally in N.Y.C.

A New York City-based rally will aim to unite supporters seeking the elimination of high-stakes testing and corporate influence in public schools.

June 18, 2013

Mississippi Partnership Contributes to Higher Student Scores

A mom, a group of dedicated volunteers, and Parents for Public Schools' training help struggling middle school students achieve in Mississippi.

June 17, 2013

Teachers Better Gauges of School Quality Than Parents, NYC Research Says

Parents' opinions about their children's schools tend to be favorable, which makes parents less reliable than teachers in assessing school quality, according to New York City researchers.

June 10, 2013

Report: Parents Need Comparable Data, Tools to Make School Choices

In states where parents can exercise choice about which schools their children attend, more effort should be made to help those parents understand the data collected about schools, and to ensure the information is what they need to reliably compare schools, according to a new report.

June 07, 2013

Graduation Rates, Dropout 'Recovery' Focus of Education Week Report

Parents and community members concerned about graduation rates in their state, and how their state compares to others, can access that information via "Diplomas Count 2013," a newly released Education Week special report.

June 05, 2013

Professor: Time to Redefine 'Data' for School Closings

Parent and community input, and the historical perspective of a community, represent overlooked data sets in decisions about school closings, according to Muhammad Khalifa, an assistant professor of educational administration at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

April 18, 2013

Harvard Offers Tips for Sharing Data with Families

The Harvard Family Research Project has created a new resource for administrators, teachers, and families on how to share data effectively.

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