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September 20, 2013

Los Angeles Mothers Get Eye-Opening School Lesson

A new networking group for working Los Angeles mothers held a meeting recently to empower parents to make informed decisions about choosing schools for their children.

September 18, 2013

Survey Finds Half of Parents Struggle With Their Children's Homework

A new survey finds almost 50 percent of parents struggle to help their children with their homework.

September 13, 2013

N.J. Poll: Parent Involvement, Not Vouchers, Key to School Reform

New Jersey voters cite parent involvement as the most crucial factor in resolving the state's public school problems, according to a survey released this week.

September 11, 2013

Parent-Trigger Guidance Approved by L.A. School Board

Parents, schools, and staff get guidance around parent-trigger efforts in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

September 05, 2013

Critic Says Parent Donations Widen School Funding Gap

With private education foundations raising big money for local schools, Rob Reich, an associate professor of political science at Stanford, criticizes the phenomenon in a The New York Times opinion piece.

September 04, 2013

Report Links Parent Power to States' School Choice Laws

States with charter schools, parent trigger laws, and school vouchers get high marks on the Center for Education Reform's (CER) latest Parent Power Index released today.

September 03, 2013

Federal Survey Examines Parent Engagement in Education

Most parents say they attend conferences, get school notes and e-mails, and help with homework. But family income and other factors complicate the parent-engagement picture.

August 27, 2013

Parents Favor 'Niche' Schools, Fordham Institute Market Study Finds

A study released by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found that parents have educational preferences that fall into what it terms "niche" markets ranging from vocational education to multiculturalism.

August 26, 2013

Kellogg Foundation to Invest $5 million in Family Engagement Efforts

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation plans to invest $5 million to enhance and develop family engagement efforts to support the education of children from birth to age 8 living in low-income and or minority communities.

August 23, 2013

Polls Gauge Americans' View of Public Schools

In a new poll by Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup, the majority of public school parents give their children's schools an encouraging A or B, in sharp contrast with the solid C the overall public gives to nation's public schools.

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