Parents

4/8/2013

4/8/2013

In the state Legislature, it's known as the parent empowerment or parent trigger bill. And it could be changing the way children are educated in districts across the state beginning next school year.

4/4/2013

4/4/2013

The Long Beach Island Consolidated School District is still working to get modular classrooms installed on the Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School grounds in Surf City to ease overcrowding, as the building currently houses all of the district’s students since Superstorm Sandy damaged the Long Beach Island Grade School in Ship Bottom.

3/7/2013

3/7/2013

The school board listened to a number of concerned parents and North Braddock community members who don’t want to see the students have to be bussed out of the area to attend other schools.

2/28/2013

2/28/2013

Out of necessity, cash strapped schools have for years been asking parents to cover some of the most basic classroom needs: craft supplies, a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird, an Algebra book.

2/28/2013

California school districts must have procedures in place by Friday for students and parents to file complaints if they feel their schools are improperly charging fees for educational activities.

2/27/2013

2/27/2013

Public school districts are mobilizing to show that "school choice" is more than private-school vouchers and charter school startups.

2/25/2013

2/25/2013

Community members and leaders spent part of Saturday discussing ways to preserve the public school system. Public school supporters say they're afraid public schools are disappearing and could one day be placed into the private sector.

2/22/2013

2/22/2013

Parents are encouraged to take a survey that will help the district measure how welcome parents feel in school buildings and how comfortable they feel communicating with teachers.

2/20/2013

2/20/2013

Education technology company Ooka Island is targeting parents and communities, not just teachers, in its quest to eradicate illiteracy. Is it a great example of technology's potential or a reflection of a broken school system?

2/7/2013

2/7/2013

A group of city parents is suing Gov. Cuomo over $250 million in state funds withheld from schools after the city and teachers union failed to reach a deal on teacher evaluations.

1/23/2013

1/23/2013

In an effort to provide parents with an understanding of how technology is being used in today's classroom, the Foxborough (Mass.) School District is hosting its second annual Parent Technology Night on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Foxborough High School from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

1/23/2013

Parents and teachers who are fighting to keep their neighborhood schools open in Brevard County will make one last stand on Tuesday.

1/22/2013

1/22/2013

A 5-year-old kindergartner who told classmates she was going to shoot them, and then herself, with her pink gun that shoots bubbles, was grilled for three hours by school officials without her mother’s knowledge, and then suspended.

1/18/2013

1/18/2013

Civil rights advocates say harsh disciplinary practices at many Mississippi schools lead to children being expelled and even incarcerated for minor infractions, policies that disproportionally affect minorities.

1/18/2013

The day before the start of New York City's first school bus strike in 34 years, a long yellow bus pulled up at Public School 282 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and the little bodies that popped out could be counted on one hand: Three.

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