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Parents in Schools

Board OKs Charter Takeover Of California Public School

| Natasha Lindstrom | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. The real-life version of “Won’t Back Down” — the recent movie t...

Arne Duncan: Parents Are Children's Most Important Teachers

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO and CAROLE FELDMAN | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- A more well-rounded curriculum with less focus on a single test. Higher academic standards and more difficult classwork. Continued cuts ...

Parent Trigger Laws: What Leading Thinkers Have To Say

| Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Parents in Adelanto, Calif., scored a victory for advocates of the "par...

Big Win For Parents In California: Failing School Takeover Approved

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 09.22.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES — The effort to have parents drive school reform received a substantial boost with a court ordering a San Bernardino County school d...

U.S. Mayors Back Parents Seizing Control Of Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Education

* Teachers' unions fiercely oppose "parent trigger" laws * Many Democratic mayors split with unions on issue * Opponents...

Tennessee Bill Asks Parents To Grade Themselves On Report Cards

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 05.10.2012 | Education

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Educators exasperated by the need for greater parent involvement have persuaded Tennessee lawmakers to sign off on a novel bit of ...

Parents To Help Pick New Principals

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. In what may become a universal practice, parents from Edgewood Magnet School will have a ...

Florida Rejects Bill To Give Parents More Power Over Schools

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2012 | Education

By Michael Peltier TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 9 (Reuters) - Florida's state Senate narrowly killed a bill on Friday that would have allo...