Parents in Anaheim, Calif., believe they have enough valid petition signatures to force school district officials to transform their children's elementary school into a charter.
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June 12, 2015
March 20, 2015
In most of the seven states that have such a law, parents are reluctant to use it to transform failing schools, but California advocates forge ahead.
November 21, 2014
Advocates of the state's parent-trigger law are rallying support behind a group of Anaheim, Calif., parents seeking to convert its underperforming school into a charter.
November 14, 2014
Los Angeles Unified School District parents will be able to use California's parent-trigger law to improve their children's failing schools, new interim superintendent says.
October 15, 2014
A parent advocacy group cites recent test score gains as promising early indicators of the so-called parent-trigger law's potential in California.
October 04, 2013
Gifted education programs are often a sticky issue between parents and schools, but parents are joining forces, putting pressure on district and state leaders to provide their gifted children with better, high-quality programs.
June 06, 2013
The response to recent school closings illustrates some of the ways parents are asserting themselves, as highlighted in this Education Week Storify.
October 09, 2012
A new Education Week Spotlight covers the issues of parent empowerment and school choice. It is available for free download.