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Parents and Education

Opt Out? Why Parents Should Opt-In to Standardized Testing

Chris Goering | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Chris Goering

Audaciously, we believe that every parent in America should be given the choice to opt-in for standardized testing, rather than being forced to opt-out.

Fulfilling Her Mother's Dream

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.19.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Why is it that even as new populations of low-income African-American and Hispanic students enter higher education in even greater numbers, the new mantra of the elite commentariat is that maybe we need more job training, less Shakespeare and more socket wrenches?

4 Ways Parents Can Improve Their Child's Education

Maura Kastberg | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents
Maura Kastberg

Teens need a certain amount of freedom to make their own decisions, and being self-motivated is an important part of doing well in college. Yet, too much freedom will keep many high-school students from finishing their homework.

Why Do We Send Kids to School?

Spencer Thompson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact
Spencer Thompson

As we transition into the data-driven, digital era -- the opportunity to optimize each student's experience is unparalleled. Helping children understand why they are in school is crucial.

Parents Work to Create a School In Memory of Maurice Sendak

Rocco Staino | Posted 04.14.2013 | Parents
Rocco Staino

Due to the efforts of a group of Brooklyn parents, when PS 118 in Brooklyn opens next September, it will welcome students to a school named in honor of Maurice Sendak.

How Curious George Helps Children's Math And Science

Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

A recent study of the popular children’s program Curious George found that the series’ television episodes and TV tie-in books positively impacted...

Recession Hit Access To Quality Education, Parents Say

Posted 09.26.2012 | Education

The Center for the Next Generation and Parents magazine recently surveyed over 2,100 parents across the country about how the recession and ensuing sl...

Slow And Steady As We "Race To The Top"

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

No education reform is comprehensive that does not entail progressive taxation, a stronger labor movement, and environmental and social justice more broadly.