- Fed Up, These Parents Sue Baltimore Public Schools
- > Mar 31, 6:12 AM: As in so many other places around the country, the public education system in Baltimore is failing the city’s children. Public schools have been failing American students for decades, but the issue is pronounced in Maryland’s
- MacKenzie Scott gives Memphis Lift $1.5 million to open a parent resource center
- Mar 29, 6:19 AM: Memphis Lift, a parent advocacy group, will open a new parent resource center thanks to a $1.5 million grant from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.
- Parents must hold their public schools accountable for COVID-19 relief funds
- > Mar 22, 9:09 AM: While parents are distracted and divided over issues of what’s being taught in the classroom, excessive funding has flown under the radar in local school districts, going largely unnoticed by parents and stakeholders in the
- Parents, don’t get complacent: Keep fighting for children
- > Mar 15, 9:54 AM: Parents around the country are breathing a sigh of relief: After nearly two years, most students are no longer forced to wear masks. With the omicron variant waning, parents are increasingly confident that their children will have
- Nashville Parent Advocate Sonya Thomas Asks ‘What Has Changed?’
- > Mar 3, 6:41 AM: Nothing has changed. You would think that a pandemic would bring about a sense of urgency. We’re talking about decades of educational inequities, and what I’m seeing is that the system itself is not changing. It has actually grown
- Advisory committee seeks to give parents a voice in their children’s education
- Feb 25, 8:43 AM: Parents across North Carolina want their voices heard on what’s best for their children, especially after two years of lockdowns, mask mandates, and changing curriculum.
- Philadelphia Nonprofit Trains Parents to Be Reading Stewards
- Feb 15, 9:46 AM: Springboard Collaborative works with children’s first teachers — their parents and caregivers — to narrow the literacy gap.
- Palo Alto Schools Stay Open During Omicron Surge Thanks to Parent Volunteers
- Jan 19, 10:16 AM: With many teachers and staff out because of the Covid-19 variant, hundreds of parents serve as custodians, cafeteria workers and classroom aides
- Here come the parents to help Palo Alto schools stay open amid COVID surge
- Jan 13, 8:57 AM: Instead of going home after dropping off her daughter at El Carmelo School on Wednesday morning, Delmey Walker stuck around to help test students for COVID-19 and keep them from getting too rowdy in the library.
- Hundreds of Parents Step Up to Help Palo Alto Schools During COVID-19 Surge
- > Jan 12, 9:24 AM: In a video posted to YouTube, Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Don Austin asked parents to become school volunteers. He said the recent omicron surge has impacted staffing levels and the district needs necessary roles to be filled
- Opinion: My kids are not okay. Canceling school is not sustainable — or responsible.
- Jan 10, 9:45 AM: The same week they returned to class from winter break, students in Chicago Public Schools are back at home, caught in yet another dispute between the nation’s third-largest district and its teachers union.
- In education, 2021 was the year of the parent
- > Dec 28, 7:32 AM: Recognizing the demand for more education options, Republicans in both the General Assembly and in Congress crafted school-choice legislation. Expansion of school choice was timely, with 2021 also marking the 25th anniversary of
- Biden White House Works to Boost Parent Involvement as GOP Scores Points on Education
- Dec 22, 9:58 AM: The Democratic administration is introducing a grant program aimed at boosting parent input as the GOP has made significant inroads toward becoming the party of education.
- Poll: Education Quality, Curriculum Stoke Parents’ Concern
- > Dec 20, 10:40 AM: After a year in which parents across the country began exercising more political power at school board meetings and through activist groups, the COVID-fueled parent movement is unlikely to subside any time soon, a new poll released
- Why So Many Hawaii Families Are Opting Out Of The Public School System
- > Dec 13, 6:23 AM: Nearly two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, some Hawaii families who decided to pull their kids out of the public school system amid frustration over classroom closures and prolonged virtual learning are standing by their decision
- L.A. families want schools reimagined post-pandemic, report says
- Dec 7, 7:00 AM: A new report out Tuesday, Dec. 7, suggests that most Los Angeles families want school leaders to reimagine public education and to not simply return to the old ways of doing things post-pandemic.
- How COVID-19 prompted more parental engagement in education | Opinion
- Nov 29, 6:37 AM: While the coronavirus wreaked havoc on Kentucky’s education performance, it also resulted in many parents engaging in where and how their children are educated.
- Column: Parents demand to know more about schools. So why are they banned from observing classrooms?
- > Nov 22, 10:03 AM: Individual school districts may allow observations but often just 15 minutes or so. The nonpartisan Education Commission of the States, a policy organization headquartered in Denver, said it could locate only three states —
- OP-ED: COVID woke up Kentucky’s public school parents, and they won’t go back to sleep
- > Nov 22, 9:01 AM: While the coronavirus wreaked havoc on Kentucky’s education performance, it also resulted in many parents engaging in where and how their children are educated. Such parental engagement is a priority for reversing Kentucky’s
- Proposed California Ballot Measure Would Give Parents ‘Legal Standing’ to Sue for Better
- Nov 18, 10:44 AM: Californians could vote next year on whether students should have a constitutional right to a high-quality education, potentially opening the door to litigation from parents dissatisfied with their children’s schools.