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October 01, 2014

New York City Parents Set to Rally for Quality Schools

An education advocacy group is holding a rally Thursday in New York City and mounting a multimedia campaign to press for more quality schools.

September 26, 2014

New York Parent Group Aims to Boost Number of Students Boycotting State Tests

The goal of a parent-advocacy group is to rally the parents of 250,000 students to refuse to take state tests in 2015, building on an opt-out effort that took place earlier this year.

September 26, 2014

Florida PTA Urges State to Make Changes to School Accountability System

Florida parents are concerned about what they see as the system's lack of flexibility, particularly for English-language learners and children with disabilities.

September 16, 2014

National Campaign Promotes Safe, Positive Technology Use for Families

The National PTA wants parents and students to talk about digital safety at home and at school just as frequently as they discuss bicycle safety.

September 12, 2014

Parents and Students Continue to Protest Newark Enrollment Plan, Superintendent

Protestors take to the streets in Newark to show their dissatisfaction with Superintendent Cami Anderson and the school district's new reorganization plan.

September 10, 2014

Duncan Urges PTA to Promote Education Issues in 2016 Presidential Election

The PTA should make sure the 2016 presidential candidates seriously address the nation's education issues, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in Nashville, Tenn.

September 05, 2014

New York City Chancellor Revamps School District's Parent-Engagement Efforts

New York City public school parents will receive more support, education and, most importantly, time with their children's teachers this school year.

August 06, 2014

Federal Pre-K Push Could Also Boost Parents' Education, Advocates Say

Advocates for multigenerational programs believe that funding for parent education efforts also should increase with federal investments to expand preschool options.

August 01, 2014

White House Symposium Addresses Family-Engagement Practices Nationwide

The event, which drew representatives from the research and philanthropic communities, focused on family-engagement methods intended to involve parents in their children's education far beyond the annual parent-teacher conference.

June 17, 2014

Florida Parents, Teachers Unite to Seek Veto of School Voucher Bill

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is facing pressure from parents and teachers to veto legislation to increase scholarship amounts in the state's school voucher program.

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