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January 16, 2015

New York City Parents Seek Action to Improve Failing Schools

More than 75,000 people signed a petition penned by a New York City mother frustrated that thousands of children attend chronically underperforming public schools.

January 15, 2015

Education Week Multimedia Tool Shows Good Technology Use in Pre-K Through 3

To help educators and parents recognize effective uses of ed tech in the early years, Education Week created an interactive tool highlighting one school's efforts to put research into practice.

January 13, 2015

Do Parents Clamor to See Those Controversial N.Y. Teacher Evaluations?

The political bickering over teacher ratings in the Empire State is slated to continue in 2015, but the evaluations aren't just intended for the eyes of state officials.

January 09, 2015

New Jersey Parents, Teachers Criticize State Testing

New Jersey parents, teachers and students criticize PARCC testing during a recent State Board of Education meeting.

December 23, 2014

Infant and Toddler Special Education Passed Over for Other Initiatives

Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, intended for infants and toddlers with disabilities, has been basically level-funded while other programs for young children grow.

December 10, 2014

Poll: 50 Percent of Americans Don't Want Their Kids Playing Football

Another week, another damning poll suggesting American parents don't want their sons playing competitive football.

December 09, 2014

Pediatrics Academy Offers Sportsmanship Pointers for Youth-Sports Parents

On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a handful of recommendations to rein unruly youth-sports parents back in.

December 05, 2014

Parent-Trigger Law Proponent Ben Austin Resigns From Group He Founded

He says he is departing as executive director of Parent Revolution, the advocacy group he founded in Los Angeles, to pursue other opportunities.

December 05, 2014

Ohio's Parent-Trigger Law Has No Takers So Far

Twenty Columbus, Ohio schools are eligible for sweeping education reforms under the state's parent-trigger law, but parents haven't sought to use the controversial strategy.

December 02, 2014

The Myth and Reality of 'Disruptive Students'

Some of the same students who were chronically disruptive in one classroom, were attentive and engaged in another. The difference was the teacher and the teaching style employed.

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