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Parents Choose L.A. Unified-Charter Partnership to Run School

Parents at 24th Street Elementary School have overwhelmingly chosen a partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District and a charter operator to run the persistently low-performing Jefferson Park campus.

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Proposal for Parent-Trigger Overhaul at LA School Well-Received

Rather than do battle over a controversial parent-empowerment law, Los Angeles school officials earlier this year opted for collaboration. This week, that move started to pay dividends.

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Alabama Judge Blocks Governor from Signing School Choice Bill

An Alabama judge has blocked the signing of a hotly contested education bill that has divided the state legislature. Democrats are heralding the decision as a victory but state GOP leaders say the bill was passed fair and square and say the judicial branch needs to butt out of the legislative process.

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Parent Trigger Law Enacted for the First Time

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A Struggling School, a Bitter Fight, and No Hollywood Ending in Sight

Doreen Diaz left the red carpet movie premiere of “Won’t Back Down” in New York City last week feeling encouraged.

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Shot in Pa.: "Won't Back Down" Film Posits Radical School Solution

One of the nation's biggest challenges in education is how to improve persistently low-achieving schools. The movie Won't Back Down - filmed in Pittsburgh and released Friday - gives one answer: Let parents and teachers take over the school if it is failing to educate students.

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Pennsylvania Must Pull Parent Trigger Law

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. believed that “unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.”

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Nashville Parents Explore Trigger Law for Takeover

Dissatisfied parents and elected officials from West Nashville are exploring a never-before-utilized state law that would allow a public school to be converted into a parent-controlled charter school.

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Parent Trigger Law Taking Effect

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No Magic Bullet for Schools

More than two years after California's "parent trigger" law was enacted, things haven't worked out the way school reformers had planned or opponents had feared.

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