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December 10, 2013

Harvard Shares Professional-Development Methods To Support Family Engagement

The latest issue of the Harvard Family Research Project's FINE Newsletter features new professional development methods for teachers to promote family engagement.

December 06, 2013

Survey Finds California Parents Want To Shape Use of State School Funding

An EdSource survey finds that most California parents know little about the state's funding law, but they want to determine how the money is spent.

December 06, 2013

Albuquerque School Board Rejects Sending Parents Opt-Out Letter on Testing

Albuquerque parents won't receive school district guidance detailing their rights to opt their children out of standardized testing after failed board vote.

November 26, 2013

Florida Mom Balks At Son's Honor Roll Recognition

The superintendent of Florida's Pasco County Schools proposes revisions to district honor-roll guidelines after a parent complains about her son's inclusion on the list.

November 22, 2013

National Assessment Governing Board Hosts Education Summit for Parents

The National Assessment Governing Board is inviting parent leaders to attend an education summit Jan. 13 to discuss strategies to improve student achievement.

November 22, 2013

Parents Protest Common Core By Keeping Children Home From School

Parents critical of the Common Core State Standards staged a national protest this week by keeping their children home from school, though participation was hard to gauge in many places.

November 21, 2013

Authors Advocate Teaching Children To Be 'Globally-Minded'

Parents should encourage their children to become globally competent to succeed in an increasingly interconnected, multicultural world, according to the authors of a new book.

November 19, 2013

National Parental Involvement Day Focuses On Improving Internet Access

National Parental Involvement Day, on Nov. 21, will highlight an effort to provide low-income families with free or discounted Internet access and computers.

November 15, 2013

New York State PTA Calls For Yearlong Delay On Common-Core Testing

The New York State PTA is mounting an advocacy campaign to call for a one-year moratorium on tests tied to the Common Core State Standards.

November 15, 2013

Oregon Moms Upset With Common Core Opt To Teach Math At Home

Nine Oregon parents are teaching their 7th and 8th graders math at home over concerns about the curricula aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

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