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August 15, 2014

Los Angeles District: Federal Waiver Provides Shield From Parent-Trigger Law

The author of California parent-trigger law's author criticizes Los Angeles Unified School District for refusing to accept parent petitions mandating changes at poorly performing schools this year.

August 15, 2014

Friday Reading List: Common Core Readiness, School Turnarounds, and Parent Trigger

Are teachers ready for Common Core? What happens to the "reform" movement without Michelle Rhee heading up StudentsFirst? Dig into these questions in the Friday Reading List.

June 09, 2014

Philadelphia Parents Say 'No' to Charter School Takeovers

In the last month, parents at two Philadelphia public schools have refused to support plans for the district to transfer control of their schools to charter operators.

December 26, 2013

Charters and Choice: Looking Back on 2013

We take a look back on the biggest charter school- and school choice-related news stories from 2013.

November 01, 2013

School Choice in the 2013 Elections

Here is a look at a few of the 2013 elections where school choice has been a major factor in the campaigns.

September 11, 2013

Parent-Trigger Guidance Approved by L.A. School Board

Parents, schools, and staff get guidance around parent-trigger efforts in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

September 11, 2013

L.A. School Board Approves Parent-Trigger Guidance

Parents, schools, and staff get guidance around parent-trigger efforts in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

August 14, 2013

Pair of Op-Eds Spur Dialogue About Parent Trigger Efforts

A pair of op-eds in USA Today debates the benefits and drawbacks to parent trigger laws.

August 05, 2013

Parent-Trigger Efforts Force Two Calif. Schools to Restructure

As the school year begins, educators around the country will be watching these schools closely to evaluate the impact of parent-trigger laws.

July 30, 2013

First School Created Under 'Parent Trigger' Law Opens

The Desert Trails Preparatory Academy, in Adelanto, Calif., welcomed students following a tumultuous process led by parents determined to change the leadership and direction of the.

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