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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 17, 2014

Some Chicago Parents Say School Closures Created Problems

After the closure of 49 schools in 2013, some Chicago Public Schools' parents say they are concerned about classroom overcrowding and $50 million in district budget cuts this year.

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

Parents Sue Pa. For Failing to Examine Philadelphia School Districts' Problems

The Pennsylvania Department of Education must address Philadelphia parents' complaints about overcrowding, dirty bathrooms, and other problems, according to a lawsuit filed this week.

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 10, 2014

Parent Engagement Pivotal Piece in Latest Early-Learning Federal Grant Competition

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says states competing to secure federal early-learning grants should include "serious" and "intentional" strategies to engage parents.

September 06, 2014

Parent Frustration Over Newark Student-Enrollment Plan Mounts

Some Newark, N.J, parents opt to keep their kids home on the first day of school to protest the district's new student enrollment plan.

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