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February 17, 2015

Some N.Y.C. Council Members Want Testing Opt-Out Information for Parents

Two New York City council members say the city's Parents' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities should include guidance for parents on opting children out of state tests.

February 17, 2015

National PTA Urges Families to Forge School Partnerships to Support Students

During its annual Take Your Family to School Week initiative, the National PTA is promoting the importance of family-engagement efforts to support student success.

February 13, 2015

West Virginia Bill Would Add Parent Members to State Board of Education

West Virginia's governor may have to appoint parents of public school students to the state's Board of Education under legislation being considered by lawmakers.

February 13, 2015

N.Y.C. School System Wants More Parents to Run for Education Councils

New York City's Department of Education is hoping to attract a more diverse group of parents to serve on its education councils.

January 29, 2015

Most New Jersey Parents Say Testing Too Taxing, Poll Finds

A new poll find that the majority of New Jersey parents believe they should have the right to opt their children out of state standardized testing.

January 29, 2015

Oklahoma PTA Encourages Parents to Opt Students Out of State Writing Tests

The Oklahoma PTA is urging parents to refuse to allow their children to take the state's writing assessments in February.

January 16, 2015

New York City Parents Seek Action to Improve Failing Schools

More than 75,000 people signed a petition penned by a New York City mother frustrated that thousands of children attend chronically underperforming public schools.

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.

January 13, 2015

Potential Parent-Trigger School in California Takes Next Step

Parents will submit petitions to district officials Wednesday that would clear the way for them to transform their children's low-performing Anaheim school into a charter.

December 30, 2014

Probe Sought in Allegations of Harassment at Potential Parent-Trigger School

Parent-trigger law co-author Gloria Romero alleges that Anaheim, Calif., parents are being harassed in their bid to transform their low-performing school into a charter.

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