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April 12, 2019
At least 465 truant students were kicked out of Indiana virtual schools under a law meant to keep them there
Data requested by Chalkbeat shows, for the first time since the policy was put in place, how it plays out in schools.
How I Teach
April 8, 2019
‘I’m the adult’: Why this Colorado English teacher never gives up on her students
This Colorado teacher talks about what mantra she repeats daily, how she helped students rethink stereotypes, and why she sometimes has to “walk around the trash can.”
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Updated February 20, 2019
Tennessee’s ‘parent dress code’ bill clears first legislative hurdle
Every Tennessee school district would have to develop a code of conduct for parents and other school visitors under a bill that narrowly advances.
Politics & Policy
August 20, 2018
4 ways to give people of color more voice in Chicago schools
The teachers, parents, and community members gathered in the library of National Teachers Academy quickly zeroed in on a common issue their schools…
August 2, 2018
After initial stumbles, Detroit schools’ Parent Academy retools with new schedules and workshops
School officials are hoping to attract more parents by making adjustments to Parent Academy
March 2, 2018
A parent engagement program in Westminster is helping families understand the district’s model
The program, started last year, is running out of current grant funding this summer.
July 28, 2017
How one group is defying conventional wisdom on parental involvement in Memphis schools
Marking its second anniversary, Memphis Lift has risen from obscurity to influence on the city's increasingly splintered education landscape.
March 24, 2017
How the Adams 14 school district is empowering parents to join the classroom
The Adams 14 School District started a pilot this year to help train parents to teach kids to learn to read and provide a path for them to become paraprofessionals.
May 10, 2016
New Nashville parent advocacy group says its only agenda is high-quality schools
Nashville Rise emerges from Nashville’s complex, and often divisive, educational landscape as an offshoot of former Mayor Karl Dean's Project Renaissance.
July 13, 2015
New online student registration kicks off at Shelby County Schools
With just a few hiccups, Tennessee's largest public school district moves to an all-online student registration process designed to be easier and more efficient.
Updated July 1, 2015
Memphis parent education advocacy group launches amid questions
A new parent advocacy group announces its presence in Memphis at a press conference held on the grounds of the city's last remaining public housing project.
June 29, 2015
New parent involvement role will debut in every IPS school
Parent educators will aim to support parents and teach them skills to help kids learn.
June 25, 2015
Parents can now sign up for city’s new student data portal from home
When the city unveiled the new system, parents were told that they needed to come into a school to register, prompting complaints from families and parent coordinators.
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June 3, 2015
New student data system for parents aims for simpler, less costly approach
Parents will soon have a new, mobile-friendly way to check up on their children’s progress in school.
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May 19, 2015
It’s not high school civics, but parents (and teens) learn the ropes of public policy
A 20-week training called the Family Leadership Training Institute aims to give Colorado parents, grandparents and teens a greater voice in public policy with the goal of improving health, education and other outcomes.
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