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.
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April 01, 2015
March 27, 2015
Other New Orleans public school principals responded to competitive pressure by improving academic programs or opening new schools.
March 20, 2015
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
The Black Alliance for Educational Options calls Alabama's charter school legislation a "victory" for parents and community members.
February 21, 2015
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'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
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
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
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
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.