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January 13, 2014

Parents Should Demand Partnerships With Schools to Boost Achievement

Parent leaders attending national education summit hosted by the National Assessment Governing Board urged to demand better schools for their children.

January 13, 2014

Picture of 'Super Dad' Defies Stereotypes, Prompts National Debate

A picture of an African-American father caring for his young children and the blog post he wrote about it sparks a national discussion about fatherhood and race.

January 06, 2014

Parents: Resolve To Find New Ways To Support Student Learning

The National PTA, Harvard Family Research Project, National Center for Families Learning, and Parents for Public Schools provide parents advice to become involved in education.

January 03, 2014

Critics of 'Parent-Trigger' School to be Arraigned on Vandalism Charges

American's first parent-trigger school was allegedly vandalized last year by two mothers who passionately opposed the school's transformation into a charter.

January 02, 2014

School Board in Virginia Approves Teacher Gift Limit

Teacher gifts are capped at $100 per family in the Arlington, Va., schools to provide clearer guidelines for district employees and promote equity among schools.

January 02, 2014

New NYC Chancellor Fariña Pledges to Make Parents 'Real Partners'

The New York City Department of Education's Division of Family and Community Engagement will be directly supervised by the city's new schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña.

December 18, 2013

HBO Documentary Examines Parents' Obsessions With Youth Sports

A new HBO documentary provides a revealing look at parents who are consumed by their desires to ensure that their children become top athletes.

December 18, 2013

Poor Rural Parents' Problems Adversely Affect Their Children, Study Says

The development of poor rural children is linked to the risk factors facing their parents, according to new findings from a study of rural families.

December 13, 2013

Indiana School Earns National PTA's First School of Excellence Award

The National PTA emphasizes and celebrates the importance of strong family-school partnerships with a new recognition program.

December 11, 2013

New Orleans Parents' Petition To Save School From Closing Hits Roadblock

Louisiana's so-called "reverse trigger" law can't help New Orleans parents return control of a high school to the local school board.

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