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August 20, 2012

California 'Parent-Trigger' Effort Thrown Back Into Turmoil

A California school board has agreed to overhaul a low-performing elementary school, but it rejects the idea of converting it to a charter school, despite the wishes of a group of parents attempting to make use of the state's "parent trigger" law.

July 31, 2012

Education Advocacy Groups Seek to Engage, Tap Power of Parents

Increasing school choice, by itself, does not necessarily promote parent activism, so much as what parents experience after their children enroll in a new school, argues Andrew Kelly, author of one of a pair of papers on parent engagement, released by the American Enterprise Institute.

July 27, 2012

'Parent Trigger' Group Seeks Help from School Operators

A group of parents are accepting bids from operators to help them transform Desert Trails Elementary, in Adelanto, Calif., in what would be the nation's first successful parent-trigger effort.

July 25, 2012

'Parent Trigger' Goes to the Big Screen

"Won't Back Down," slated for release this fall, is a fictional story of parents pushing for major changes at a struggling Pittsburgh, Pa., school, an effort that mirrors attempts to use "parent-trigger" policies in California and elsewhere.

July 23, 2012

Judge Sides With Parents on Calif. 'Trigger' Proposal

San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Steve Malone says a group of parents can go forward with a much-disputed plan to convert their school into a charter school.

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