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November 05, 2013

Education Week Commentary Section Looks at K-12 Parents' Roles in Schools

Education Week has created a special multimedia section on devoted to exploring the crucial, yet often ignored, relationship between K-12 parents and schools.

September 04, 2013

Report Links Parent Power to States' School Choice Laws

States with charter schools, parent trigger laws, and school vouchers get high marks on the Center for Education Reform's (CER) latest Parent Power Index released today.

August 27, 2013

Parents Favor 'Niche' Schools, Fordham Institute Market Study Finds

A study released by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found that parents have educational preferences that fall into what it terms "niche" markets ranging from vocational education to multiculturalism.

August 20, 2013

School Choice Program in Alabama Challenged in Federal Lawsuit

cross-posted from State EdWatch By Andrew Ujifusa Alabama generated major headlines in the education policy community by passing, in rapid and controversial fashion, a new tax-credit scholarship program earlier this year that targets students at low-performing schools. But the Southern Poverty Law...

August 15, 2013

Op-Eds Debate Merits, Drawbacks to Parent Trigger Efforts

A pair of op-eds in USA Today spark a dialogue in favor of and in opposition to parent trigger laws.

August 13, 2013

Alabama Leaders Debate Eligibility Rules for New Voucher Program

The Alabama Policy Institute is arguing against a rule that would make private school students ineligible for the state's tax-credit scholarship program.

August 12, 2013

Louisiana Charter School Students Learn More, Study Says

Charter school students in the state gain an additional two months of learning in reading and three months in math, a new study concludes.

August 07, 2013

Pilot Middle School in L.A. to Promote Entrepreneurism

Parents of Los Angeles middle school students with entrepreneurial interests can now send their children to a pilot school focusing on entrepreneurism.

August 06, 2013

School-Choice Legislation Finds Favor in States This Year

cross-posted from the State EdWatch blog by Andrew Ujifusa From creating new tax-credit scholarship programs to expanding existing school voucher programs, an increasing number of states have been active on school-choice issues this year, writes Elaine Povich in a good write-up for Stateline. Usin...

August 02, 2013

Ariz. Charter Lawsuit Filed to Keep $6 Million in State Funds

The Arizona department of education erroneously overpaid nearly 200 charters over the past eight years and is now requiring them to pay it back.

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