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June 13, 2014

Latino Parenting Program Supports Student Success

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, now in 34 states, has an impact on how often Latino parents read to their children, and how these parents see themselves as advocates.

June 06, 2014

Philadelphia Parents Reject Charter School Option, Favor Staying District-Run

In the last month, parents at two Philadelphia public schools have refused to support plans for the district to transfer control of their schools to charter operators.

May 29, 2014

Buffalo School Board Members Seek To Strip Parent Group's Powers

Three vocal parent groups are vying for attention and influence to serve as advocates and critics of the Buffalo Public School District.

May 28, 2014

Resources Help Parents Explore Instructional Benefits of Digital Media

The Harvard Family Research Project highlights efforts showing that schools, libraries, and museums can become vital partners with families to teach parents how to support their children's "digital learning."

May 28, 2014

Winning School Board Candidates in New York Area Backed by Opt-Out Group

More than a third of the Long Island, N.Y.-area school board members elected this month with support from an opt-out group have education-related backgrounds.

May 23, 2014

Parents Form Partnership With LAUSD, Avoid Using Parent-Trigger Law

Elementary school parents forge an agreement with Los Angeles Unified School District officials to secure improvements and additional staff to boost student achievement.

May 16, 2014

Parents, Educators, Advocates Support 'Taking Back Our Schools' Rally in N.Y.C.

A New York City-based rally will aim to unite supporters seeking the elimination of high-stakes testing and corporate influence in public schools.

May 07, 2014

N.C. Lawmakers Put Brakes on 'Open Enrollment' Bill

North Carolina lawmakers stall a bill that would have given parents the pick of any public school in the state for their children.

April 25, 2014

National Urban League Aims to Boost Parents' Common-Core Knowledge

The National Urban League will help parents in Cleveland, Los Angeles, Nashville and Pittsburgh ensure that that the common core is "equitably resourced and implemented."

April 17, 2014

Kellogg Foundation Invests $13.7 Million in Family-Engagement Programs

Thirty organizations will use Kellogg Foundation grants to enhance and create family-engagement efforts aimed at supporting early-childhood education in their communities.

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