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April 08, 2014

Education Department Releases Family-Engagement Guide For Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan encourages schools and districts to use department-penned model to bolster school-family partnerships to improve students achievement.

April 08, 2014

Parent-Engagement Practitioners Gather at National Conference

School leaders will discuss systemic strategies to engage families in the education of their children during a national conference this week in Cincinnati.

April 04, 2014

National Opt-Out Advocacy Group Claims Website Was Hacked, 'Trashed'

Administrators of a national website that is the go-to source for information and advice about boycotting state assessments say the site has been hacked.

March 25, 2014

Detroit Parents Can Use New Website to Compare School Ratings, Programs

A Detroit education nonprofit partners with a national school-ratings website to provide parents more in-depth information about the city's schools.

March 21, 2014

Parent Founders of N.Y.C. Public School Struggle to Define Their Roles

Activist New York City parents seeking a more meaningful role in their children's middle school struggle to find their way.

March 21, 2014

L.A. Community Groups Urge District to Spend New School Funds on Poor Students

Parents, students, teachers, and community activists held a rally in Los Angeles this week to support increasing school funding to support poor students.

March 14, 2014

Parents Pressured to Rethink Opting Students Out of State Testing

Parents choosing to refuse state-mandated testing for their children say they're facing many challenges to assert what they believe to be their right.

March 11, 2014

National PTA Legislative Conference Will Highlight Child Nutrition Programs

Parent leaders are gathering at the National PTA annual legislative conference in Arlington, Va., Tuesday to discuss the group's public-policy priorities.

March 10, 2014

Barbara Bush Foundation Celebrates Family Literacy Legacy

The Barbara Bush Foundation For Family Literacy has spent $50 million since 1989 supporting programs that teach parents and children to read.

February 21, 2014

New National Alliance Aims to Unite Grassroots Testing Opposition

A new coalition of national groups hopes to organize what it sees as a growing number of grassroots anti-testing efforts to affect legislative reforms across the U.S.

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