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June 27, 2014

District of Columbia Parents, Council Members Seek Boundary-Plan Delay

Plans to shift attendance zones in the District of Columbia Public Schools prompt parents to ask district leaders to slow down the overhaul.

June 18, 2014

Study Explores Reasons Why Some Fathers Are Disengaged From Families

Fathers who are psychologically distressed upon entering a family-education program are likely to have little contact with their young children, according to a new study.

June 13, 2014

Study Finds Academic, Economic Futures Linked to Family Background

Most children in a Johns Hopkins University study who grew up in low-income families did not earn higher-paying salaries once they became adults.

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 12, 2014

Bill Would Give State Money to Delaware Parents For Private School Tuition, Fees

Low-income Delaware parents could use state money to pay for their children's private school tuition and tutoring programs under a bill sponsored by Republican lawmakers.

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.

June 06, 2014

Calif. School District Offers Parents 'Second Chance' With Free College Classes

Free college courses will be held in Hayward, Calif., public schools for parents seeking to provide better financial and academic support for their children.

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.

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