Parents

11/4/2011

11/4/2011

Education officials in the Northeast worried Thursday about having to shorten school vacations to make up for all the days students have missed because of power failures caused by last weekend's snowstorm, combined with days lost to Hurricane Irene at the start of the academic year.

11/3/2011

11/3/2011

Halloween has passed, and with it all of the goblins, and ghosts and other things intended to leave us frightened.mOr have they? A look at the recent news would lead you to believe New York City's parents are facing the biggest specter of all: that public schools will begin teaching your children sex education.

11/3/2011

An Indianapolis woman who is suing a suburban school district that stopped running free school buses could be joined by thousands of other parents, her attorney said.

11/3/2011

Colorado voters roundly rejected a ballot proposal to temporarily raise state income and sales taxes to help boost public education, a defeat political analysts said was no surprise given the weak economy.

11/1/2011

11/1/2011

Michigan residents overwhelmingly support giving parents whose children attend failing schools the option to send their kids to better schools, according to results of a survey released.

10/31/2011

10/31/2011

There are few things more annoying than listening to ignorant, whiny parents complain about a school district teaching their children about sex.

10/31/2011

The state attorney general has been asked to investigate allegations that Sunnyside High School athletes were told to report for a weekend practice, in uniform, then directed to pass out literature in support of the district's upcoming bond and override election.

10/27/2011

10/27/2011

"How do we as parents get to the table?" That’s what parent and community organizer Carol Johnson wanted to know Tuesday night at a West Side forum that drew both supporters and skeptics of a longer day.

10/26/2011

10/26/2011

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the U.S. Department of Education are asking college students and their parents for help designing a worksheet on college costs.

10/26/2011

An Oklahoma Bible club, that tries to reach elementary school children with the message of Jesus Christ, is suing a school district for allegedly censoring their freedom of religious speech by preventing them from promoting the club within district schools, even though other community organizations are allowed to do so.

10/26/2011

The Occupy Wall street movement expanded to classroom politics, as a group disrupted a special meeting of the panel for education policy in Manhattan.

10/26/2011

A new sexual education curriculum provided by the New York City Department of Education is raising eyebrows among some parents concerned with the program's level of detail and overall message.

10/24/2011

10/24/2011

There won't be any costumed characters roaming the halls in one northern New Jersey school district come Halloween.

10/21/2011

10/21/2011

The slumping economy has had an under-publicized effect on children, who bring the pain of their parents’ troubles to school in the form of stress, hunger, lack of money for basic activities or even homelessness.

10/17/2011

10/17/2011

A group of parents and legislators urged the Senate to pass several measures that would create more accountability and oversight when it comes to charter schools in New Jersey.

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