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January 16, 2015

Parents, Educators, Anti-Testing Critics Attend 'Opt-Out' Conference

Critics of high-stakes standardized testing are gathering for a national conference this weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

December 05, 2014

Parent-Trigger Law Proponent Ben Austin Resigns From Group He Founded

He says he is departing as executive director of Parent Revolution, the advocacy group he founded in Los Angeles, to pursue other opportunities.

November 14, 2014

Los Angeles Interim Superintendent Clears Way For Use of Parent-Trigger Law

Los Angeles Unified School District parents will be able to use California's parent-trigger law to improve their children's failing schools, new interim superintendent says.

November 14, 2014

Walton Family Foundation Funds Parent-Engagement Efforts in New Orleans

A $1.2 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation will help the Urban League of Greater New Orleans' increase its parent outreach efforts.

November 12, 2014

Pa. Parents, Districts Ask Court to Declare School Funding Unconstitutional

Pennsylvania's governor and General Assembly are being sued for failing to adequately fund the state's schools.

November 07, 2014

Fordham Institute to Host Discussion Aimed at Empowering Parents

Arming parents with accurate information about their school choice options will be the focus of a panel discussion hosted by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

October 22, 2014

Protestors Criticize New York District's Parent-Engagement Efforts

After a few troubling incidents involving parents, a local group wants the Rochester City School District to revisit its family-outreach efforts.

October 17, 2014

New National Group Aims to Advance Family-School Engagement Efforts

Family, school, and community engagement practitioners and researchers say a new national organization will spearhead efforts to secure support and funding in the field.

October 15, 2014

Parent-Trigger Group Touts Student Academic Gains, Though Data Limited

A parent advocacy group cites recent test score gains as promising early indicators of the so-called parent-trigger law's potential in California.

October 09, 2014

Survey Finds Parents Mixed on Schools, Teachers' Unions, Improvement Strategies

Most parents are satisfied with their community schools, but unsure on what path schools should take to improve, according to the results of a new national poll from Education Post.

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