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October 21, 2013

Parent-Trigger Law Put To Test At California School

Desert Trails Preparatory Academy, the nation's first school to open after being transformed by a parent-trigger law, faces many challenges.

October 14, 2013

National PTA Hosts Emerging Minority Leaders Conference

The National PTA's Emerging Minority Leaders Conference aims to bolster its minority membership to become stronger advocates for children and to expand its reach in urban areas.

October 11, 2013

Parent-Trigger Advocate Forms Parent-Empowerment Foundation

Gloria Romero, an author of California's controversial parent-trigger law, is creating the Foundation for Parent Empowerment to educate parents about school choice options.

September 20, 2013

Los Angeles Mothers Get Eye-Opening School Lesson

A new networking group for working Los Angeles mothers held a meeting recently to empower parents to make informed decisions about choosing schools for their children.

September 03, 2013

Federal Survey Examines Parent Engagement in Education

Most parents say they attend conferences, get school notes and e-mails, and help with homework. But family income and other factors complicate the parent-engagement picture.

August 26, 2013

Kellogg Foundation to Invest $5 million in Family Engagement Efforts

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation plans to invest $5 million to enhance and develop family engagement efforts to support the education of children from birth to age 8 living in low-income and or minority communities.

July 19, 2013

Parents of Black Children Urged to Become Education Advocates

Mocha Moms, a nonprofit support group for African-American mothers, and the filmmakers behind the award-winning documentary "American Promise" are launching national initiatives to empower more minority parents to take an active role in their children's education.

July 08, 2013

Conference Aims To Promote Education As A Tool for Justice

More than 1,000 teachers, researchers, community activists, parents, and students and are expected to attend the Free Minds, Free People conference in Chicago July 11 to 14 to promote education as an instrument to seek social justice.

July 03, 2013

Common Core State Standards: A Parent Primer

With the debate over the Common Core State Standards heating up nationally, Parents for Public Schools has issued a paper to inform parents about the education initiative.

July 03, 2013

Annenberg Institute: Activists Offer Alternate Vision of Public Schools

A commentary released last week by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, at Brown University, states that pockets of community activists are poised to become powerful change agents in the swiftly changing public education landscape.

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