Parents

1/27/2014

1/27/2014

Buffalo School Superintendent Pamela C. Brown has made a marked effort this week to appear more open and responsive to the public in light of long-standing criticism that she communicates poorly and doesn’t do enough to engage with the community.

12/9/2013

12/9/2013
A community group has turned hundreds of hesitant parents into capable classroom helpers, role models and leaders by tapping into strengths many don’t realize they have.
12/9/2013

The extra funding heading to San Joaquin Valley schools with the state’s new funding formula comes with a catch – parents get a say in how that money will be spent.

10/9/2013

10/9/2013
No one really wants to buy candy or wrapping paper for a school fundraiser, but some parents just can't afford it.

10/2/2013

10/2/2013
On Monday afternoon a coalition of education groups called on the Philadelphia School District to bypass negotiations and unilaterally impose new contract terms on the district's teachers.

9/24/2013

9/24/2013
Many staff members and parents were concerned that the formal head count, taken once school began, would lead to more cuts for schools that were already hurting from staff and program reductions prompted by the new budgeting system, a $1-billion projected deficit and ballooning pension payments.

9/19/2013

9/19/2013
Forty-eight percent of respondents in the new survey by the Pew Charitable Trusts said they believed the state of the financially beleaguered Philadelphia schools system would force families to look for other educational options, such as private schools, religious schools, or charters.

9/13/2013

9/13/2013
For as much anxiety as Americans have about whether our schools are letting children down, why don't we spend as much time and effort fretting about whether parents are letting their children down as well? We think nothing of grading schools, grading teachers, and grading our kids at every turn to make sure that they're getting what they need, but parents are rarely so scrutinized.

9/11/2013

9/11/2013
Philadelphia schools opened Monday amid the district's well-documented fiscal woes and drastically reduced staffing levels.

9/9/2013

9/9/2013

A line of Ritz-Carlton employees stretched down the hotel hallway, and applause erupted as a group of public school educators walked by.

9/5/2013

9/5/2013
In today’s society, mothers and fathers are encouraged to be there for their children from first breath, cutting the umbilical cord, cheering at soccer matches, and helping in the doctor’s office, where many a queasy parent is asked to assist with something that can make a grown man go weak in the knees.

9/4/2013

9/4/2013
This year, the back-to-school season will bring more technology—both in and out of the classroom—than ever before. Navigating this territory will be challenging, exciting and puzzling. Here are some of the top concerns CIOs might hear from parents trying to figure it all out.

8/28/2013

8/28/2013
Several Pinellas County schools are restricting or banning their own cheerleading uniforms during classroom hours amid a broader crackdown on the student dress code.

8/22/2013

8/22/2013
A federal investigator says Mesa Public Schools has corrected problems that led to a highly allergic fourth-grader’s repeated exposure to peanuts in a classroom last spring.

8/20/2013

8/20/2013
The survey found that nearly 60% of parents’ volunteer hours are spent supervising field trips, donating supplies, or organizing class parties. But with tight school resources, teachers want and need additional volunteer help in ways that support learning, such as listening to students read, tutoring, and helping to prepare learning centers.

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