Parents

3/1/2012

3/1/2012

The GOP-sponsored Parent Empowerment in Education bill, also known as the “Parent Trigger bill” for K-12 education, passed a state Senate subcommittee Tuesday. The bill was filed by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Ft. Myers.

2/27/2012

2/27/2012

Colleges and universities have historically obscured their tuition costs in a way that makes comparative shopping virtually impossible. And far too little information is available on graduation rates and loan default rates to help students choose wisely.

2/22/2012

2/22/2012

Wake County schools Superintendent Tony Tata has apologized to two school board members following an email exchange in which he accused them of supporting a community group that attacked his truthfulness last week.

2/22/2012

As the Chicago School Board gets set to vote on a plan to restructure failing schools, opponents staged a candlelight vigil Monday.

2/16/2012

2/16/2012

A bill to give education funding to students — instead of schools — was kept in committee Wednesday morning to give lawmakers more time to work on it, possibly turning it into a smaller, test program rather than making a statewide change.

2/15/2012

2/15/2012

After nine suicides, a federal lawsuit, and the glare of the media spotlight, Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin school district has at last rid itself of the policy that helped create a virulently anti-gay environment in its schools.

2/15/2012

The Sweet Home (Ore.) School District is looking at a big schedule change, they're switching to a four-day school week.

2/15/2012

Several groups that are against charter schools urged the Birmingham Board of Education to pass a resolution opposing legislation that would allow the independent schools to operate in Alabama.

2/2/2012

2/2/2012

With iPads making their way into kindergarten classrooms from Maine to Tennessee, it may seem like a given that American education is embracing technology for the rising generation.

1/31/2012

1/31/2012

Two bills in the Florida legislature would give parents overarching power to demand sweeping changes at low-performing schools.

1/30/2012

1/30/2012

Asking families to buy their own educational technology runs counter to the normal way of doing things in public education.

1/30/2012

Thousands of parents waited in line Saturday morning for an education fair aimed at Hispanic families hosted by the Austin Independent School District.

1/30/2012

Hitting the books has become as hard as the current economic situation.

1/30/2012

The Oakland school board rejected the charter school petitions submitted by the faculties of ASCEND and Learning Without Limits, public elementary schools in the Fruitvale area that want to secede from the school district.

1/27/2012

1/27/2012

Pearson announced the launch of PowerSchool for Parents and PowerSchool for Students, two new free apps for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

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