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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 05, 2015

'Virtual Report Card' to Help NYC Parents Track Student Progress, Attendance

New York City public school parents will be able to monitor their children's academic performance using a new, mobile-friendly digital account.

April 24, 2015

Poll Finds Most California Parents Know Little About Common-Core Tests

Few Californians believe their schools administer too many standardized tests, according to a new poll, which also found that knowledge about the common-core standards is weak.

November 20, 2014

Study Says That Texting Reading Tips to Parents Improves Students' Literacy Skills

Preschoolers whose parents received text messages offering reading tips showed literacy gains, according to a study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research this month.

August 12, 2014

New York Posts 'Parents' Bill of Rights' to Safeguard Student Data

Parent advocates in New York push for more specifics regarding the right to review contracts with vendors that have access to sensitive student data, news reports say.

January 24, 2014

Parents Say Children Use Educational Media Less Frequently As They Age

A new national parent survey finds that mobile platforms are missing the mark in providing educational media geared toward children ages 8 to 10.

January 24, 2014

Survey Reveals Parents Concerned About Student Data Privacy

A new survey finds that many parents, like most Americans, are unaware that school districts hire private companies to store student data.

November 19, 2013

National Parental Involvement Day Focuses On Improving Internet Access

National Parental Involvement Day, on Nov. 21, will highlight an effort to provide low-income families with free or discounted Internet access and computers.

November 08, 2013

GreatSchools Website Reflects On 15 Years As Research Tool For Parents

GreatSchools.org is marking 15 years online this month as a resource for parents seeking more information about their local schools and boasts 44 million users.

October 14, 2013

Digital Toolkit Provides Parents With School Guidance

The Parent Toolkit, a new website and mobile app, will give parents easily accessible resources to have a greater impact on their children's education.

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