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July 05, 2016

Education Secretary to PTA: Demand Diversity in Schools, Teaching Force

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. tells parents that they should take leadership roles in promoting diversity in their children's schools and classrooms.

June 29, 2016

Colorado Schools Reach Out to Parents to Ease Transition to Kindergarten

Schools are holding events, doing home visits, and reaching out to neighborhoods to help parents and children starting kindergarten, aiming to ease the transition for children who have never attended school.

June 28, 2016

New L.A. Program Aims to Help Parents Navigate School Choice

A new effort by Parent Revolution is working to help high-needs families find and apply to district and charter schools in Los Angeles.

June 24, 2016

National PTA Plans 100,000 STEM Activities for Families In New Initiative

The organization is partnering with Mathnasium, a math learning center business, to offer free activities in homes and schools across the country as part of a new initiative.

June 23, 2016

Florida Law Lets Parents Request Classroom Transfers For Their Children

School districts in the Sunshine State are required to set up processes for parents to request that their children be transferred to another classroom under a new law.

June 20, 2016

N.J. Charter School Helps Parents Go To College to Improve Their Involvement

About 30 parents will attend college this fall with help from the Camden charter school their children attend, building on the school's active parent-engagement program.

June 16, 2016

How Fathers Increasingly Are Getting Involved in Schools

The National PTA and other groups are expanding their outreach to fathers and working to support their increased involvement in schools.

June 14, 2016

Charter Schools Turn 25: What Does It Mean for Parents, School Choice?

On the 25th anniversary of the passage of the nation's first charter-school law, in Minnesota, an Education Week special report looks at how the movement has changed.

June 13, 2016

Texas Program Asks Parents What They Want For Their Young Students

he Austin, Texas, school district receives a grant to build its family partnership program in neighborhood where 30 languages are spoken.

June 10, 2016

How One District Reached Parents to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism

A Michigan school district is urging parents to make sure their children have fewer than five absences a year.

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