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April 21, 2016

How Do Online Gradebooks Affect Parent Involvement in Public Schools?

Now that nearly half of public schools use online gradebooks, parents see pros and cons in the ability to electronically monitor their children's school progress.

April 15, 2016

Florida Students Can Transfer to Schools Outside Their Districts Under New Law

Gov. Rick Scott signed a school choice bill that will let parents take their children to schools outside their districts.

April 15, 2016

Parent-Trigger Efforts in California Hit Stumbling Blocks

California wrestles with how to determine if a school is failing and subject to overhaul under the law that lets parents trigger major changes.

April 14, 2016

Baton Rouge Charter Schools Use Community Engagement, Report Says

New Schools for Baton Rouge, a non-profit organization, requires community members to be involved in the development of charter schools in that Louisiana city.

April 11, 2016

L.A., Detroit Try to Simplify Application Process for School Choice Options

The Los Angeles and Detroit school districts both plan to simplify the way parents apply to school-choice options within their districts.

April 10, 2016

Black, Latino Parents Say Expectations for Poor Children Too Low in Public Schools

A new poll by a national civil rights organization found that African-American and Latino families seek higher expectations and academic rigor in public schools.

April 08, 2016

California PTA Pushes Bill to Improve Parent-Engagement Plans

A California legislative committee passes a bill that aims to improve parent involvement, particularly in the district's funding and in its accountability plans.

April 08, 2016

Lawsuit: Parents Claim Violence Affects Students' Education in New York Schools

A lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education claims violence and bullying create an unsuitable school environment for students.

April 01, 2016

District of Columbia Family Involvement Program Finds Success, Study Shows

A Johns Hopkins University study found that a family-engagement program in the District of Columbia school system is helping students improve attendance and literacy.

April 01, 2016

Few Parents Serve on Charter School Boards in Massachusetts, Report Says

A new report by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform shows that about 60 percent of Massachusetts charter schools have no parents on their governing boards.

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