Parents

8/20/2012

8/20/2012

When a state education official said last week that some home-schooled children may not be getting an adequate education – and that some may even be kept home to babysit younger siblings – the response was fast and fierce.

8/17/2012

8/17/2012

The ACLU of West Virginia on behalf of a Parkersburg mother is taking Wood County school officials to court for a program implemented in one of the county's middle school's that separates certain classes by sex.

8/16/2012

8/16/2012

Several Kansas State Board of Education members on Tuesday said they are hearing reports of children being kept home to babysit younger siblings while their parents claim they are being home schooled.

8/15/2012

8/15/2012

With the start of school about a week away, parents are thinking about the new classes their children will be entering. But with that has come some concern over appropriate class sizes.

8/14/2012

8/14/2012

Parents of students at Adrian High School in Michigan will face stiffer penalties if their teen skips school this year. The city's commissioners approved an ordinance last week that could potentially punish parents of absent teenswith a $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail.

8/13/2012

8/13/2012

When the bells ring in schools across Hamilton County on Monday morning, thousands of students who should be at their desks likely won't even be in school.

8/1/2012

8/1/2012

If Nevada families see more men around this coming school year, it may be because of the strong focus of Nevada PTA to engage men in their child’s education.

7/24/2012

7/24/2012

A Superior Court judge has ruled that a Mojave Desert (Calif.) school board illegally rejected a parent petition to turn over an elementary school to a charter, in a major victory for supporters of California’s parent trigger law.

7/23/2012

7/23/2012

Caught in a maze of federal student aid issues? Need help? The United States Department of Education announced on July 20th, 2012, the launch of a fresh, streamlined website and several, social media tools, all designed to make it easier for students and families to navigate the financial aid process and make informed decisions about paying for college.

7/23/2012

Blackboard Inc. announced the U.S. release of Blackboard ConnectTxt, a 2-way mass notification platform.

7/20/2012

7/20/2012

The settlement ends more than two years of litigation over use of a Bloomfield church for commencement exercises.

7/10/2012

7/10/2012

The reasons men sometimes shy away from getting involved with their children’s schools are many and varied.

7/6/2012

7/6/2012

Nearly three-quarters of California voters oppose the automatic, midyear spending reductions that would balance the state budget if a November ballot initiative to raise taxes fails, according to a new Field Poll.

6/29/2012

6/29/2012

The families of two Snohomish (Wash.) High School freshmen girls who were repeatedly stabbed by another student at the school last October have filed a lawsuit against the Snohomish School District and against a local hospital that evaluated and released the girls' attacker.

6/29/2012

Alabama State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice said that the state's takeover of the Birmingham school system was intended to end its reputation for being top heavy with administrators, and he will do that with or without the cooperation of the city school board.

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