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August 01, 2016

Florida Parents Turn to GoFundMe To Fight 3rd Grade Retention Law

Florida parents are attempting to raise funds to file a lawsuit so that 3rd graders won't be retained this year based on standardized tests.

March 29, 2016

National PTA's New Stand on Opt-Outs Could Prove Timely This Testing Season

The group's January update of its position statement on assessments, its first in 35 years, includes its opposition to policies letting parents remove children from standardized testing.

February 25, 2016

Activists Will Discuss Future of Opt-Out Movement at Sold-Out Conference

Activists at United Opt Out's upcoming conference will work on ways to keep momentum going in their push against standardized tests, and to broaden their basket of issues.

January 07, 2016

Superintendents Think Parents Need A Primer on K-12 Education, Poll Finds

The Gallup poll also reveals that most superintendents think that measuring the success of schools should include factors such as student engagement and student hope.

October 29, 2015

A Blogger's Parting Thoughts on Parents' Voice and School Improvement

Parents are increasingly making themselves heard on education issues from school reform to testing, while some districts invest in efforts to increase parent involvement.

July 29, 2015

New Jersey Parents Will Receive Opt-Out Guidance From State Officials

Garden State lawmakers pass a resolution rather than a law to address how students are supervised once they choose to opt out of state testing.

June 19, 2015

Who Is Opting Out of Standardized Tests?

A research paper from the Brown Center on Education at Brookings makes some preliminary conclusions about the characteristics of students and school districts where test refusal is prevalent.

June 10, 2015

Opting Out Highlights Parent Power to Influence Education Policy

Researchers and educators share their opinions and insight into the grassroots-driven national test-refusal movement in a special Commentary section in Education Week.

May 22, 2015

Test-Refusal Proponents Win Seats in New York School Board Elections

More than 50 of the roughly 70 candidates endorsed by a Long Island, N.Y. opt-out group won seats on their local school boards this week.

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.

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