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April 01, 2015

Q&A: Predicting Parent-Trigger Law's Path

Education Week reporters discuss California's controversial so-called parent-trigger law and examine whether the law has made good on its promise to improve struggling schools.

March 27, 2015

Study Says Some New Orleans Principals Cherry-Picked Students

Other New Orleans public school principals responded to competitive pressure by improving academic programs or opening new schools.

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.

March 19, 2015

Alabama Lawmakers Pass Charter School Bill

The Black Alliance for Educational Options calls Alabama's charter school legislation a "victory" for parents and community members.

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.

February 02, 2015

California to Charter Schools: Parent Volunteering Requirements Are Illegal

California's state education department has released an advisory in reaction to a recent report that found many California charter schools had parent work quotas.

January 29, 2015

Mississippi Parents Could Receive Money, Vouchers For Special Needs Students

Two competing pieces of legislation in Mississippi could funnel funds into the hands of parents to help educate children with special needs.

January 13, 2015

Potential Parent-Trigger School in California Takes Next Step

Parents will submit petitions to district officials Wednesday that would clear the way for them to transform their children's low-performing Anaheim school into a charter.

January 09, 2015

Legislation Could Clear the Way for Charter Schools in Kentucky

Low-performing school districts in Kentucky will be the target of a charter school pilot program under proposed legislation being penned by state lawmakers this year.

December 30, 2014

Probe Sought in Allegations of Harassment at Potential Parent-Trigger School

Parent-trigger law co-author Gloria Romero alleges that Anaheim, Calif., parents are being harassed in their bid to transform their low-performing school into a charter.

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