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June 12, 2015

Judge Will Hear Arguments in California Parent-Trigger Petition Trial

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.

March 20, 2015

Advocates Seek to Broaden California Parent-Trigger Law's Reach

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

Parent-Trigger Process in Early Stages at California School

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 Interim Superintendent Clears Way For Use of Parent-Trigger Law

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

Parent-Trigger Group Touts Student Academic Gains, Though Data Limited

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

Storify: Parents Push for Services for Their Gifted Children

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

Storify: Parents Taking Assertive Stance in Children's Education

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

Ed Week 'Spotlight' Covers Parent Empowerment, Choice

A new Education Week Spotlight covers the issues of parent empowerment and school choice. It is available for free download.


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