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March 24, 2015

New Report Offers State Leaders, Feds Advice to Improve ELL Education

The Education Commission of the States report lists proposed changes in five policy areas, including finance, educator quality, and parent engagement.

March 20, 2015

Complex Special Education Language Confounds Parents

A recent study found that special education language has gotten harder to understand, leaving many parents in the dark.

March 19, 2015

It's Not Your Imagination: Special Education Lingo Getting Harder To Grasp

A study found that official language in special education has gotten harder to read over time.

March 19, 2015

Open Enrollment, Easier Path for National Charter Operators Considered in Fla. Bill

A wide-reaching bill from a Florida senator who previously backed a parent-trigger law would affect open-enrollment and charter school policies.

March 06, 2015

Administrator Injured Trying to Break Up Brawl at Girls' Basketball Game

With just four minutes left in a middle school girls' basketball game, a school administrator was injured attempting to break up a brawl that erupted among parents in the bleachers.

March 06, 2015

Family Engagement in Education Act Reintroduced in Congress

Federal lawmakers reintroduce legislation in Congress that would increase the percentage of Title 1 funds dedicated to family-engagement efforts.

March 06, 2015

N.Y. Elementary School Eliminates Homework, But Parents Protest

A N.Y. elementary school is telling students to spend time with their families and play more instead of doing homework, but some parents are resisting the changes.

February 27, 2015

New Report Details State Testing Opt-Out Laws, Policies

Most state laws and policies offer little clarity for parents regarding their opt-out rights, according to a new Education Commission of the States report.

February 27, 2015

National PTA Taps New Executive Director

The association selects the chief executive officer of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships as its new executive director.

February 21, 2015

Local Board Rejects 'Parent Trigger' Petition at California School

The Anaheim City School Board says parent-trigger advocates must collect more signatures to transform a low-performing elementary school into a charter.

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