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VA Governor Vetoes Bill Expanding Education Choice for Parents of Disabled Children
Gov. Terri McAuliffe (D-VA) vetoed a bill that would have allowed parents of disabled children to use state funds to customize an education experience suited to their needs.
Florida Rejects Bill Making Computer Coding an Alternative to Foreign Language
A Florida bill to allow high school students to replace foreign language courses with computer coding classes was stopped in the state House after gaining strong favor in the state Senate.
Advocacy Group Presses to Reverse Reforms, Get More Money for Government Schools
Too many states rely on standardized testing, have too many charter schools and other school choice options, and don’t pay teachers enough, states a new report by the Network for Public Education,
Massachusetts Homeschool Families Report Being Subjected to Investigations
Six homeschooling families in Massachusetts report being subjected to unnecessary inquiries by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (MDCF) for alleged educational neglect.
Jonathan Lochwood: Colorado Supreme Court Bars Local Fracking Bans
In today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Jonathan Lochwood, executive director of Advancing Colorado, joins host H.
Detroit Public Schools Face Insolvency, Legislators Search for Solution
Children enrolled in the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) face an uncertain future, as the system still lacks a viable fiscal plan for the coming year and sustainable, long-term fundi
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L.A. School District Defies Parent Trigger LawAshley Bateman
... is attempting to defer choice for parents who petition for their legal right... longer beholden to the state’s “parent trigger” law because federal accountability mandates under... Under the law, also called the “parent empowerment” law, a majority of parents can require reforms at a failing school... ...
Parent Trigger Bill Gets Positive Florida ReceptionAshley Bateman
... and Michael Bileca have introduced a Parent Trigger bill that would authorize parents to choose a reform option for... would also require schools to notify parents of online options if their child... rated or qualified teacher. With a Parent Trigger law, “I would feel empowered knowing... ...
Research & Commentary: Parent Trigger Success in AdelantoResearch and Commentaries - Joy Pullmann Heartland Institute
A judge recently ruled that a Parent Trigger petition from parents in Adelanto, California is valid and... the first state to pass a Parent Trigger law, which a dozen other states... It allows a simple majority of parents at a failing school to “trigger” one of several reform options... ...
Positive Reception for California’s Third Parent TriggerAshley Bateman
...Exercising their rights under California’s 2010 Parent Trigger law, more than 300 parents delivered petitions to the Los Angeles... or converted into a charter school. Parents are now reviewing proposals from eight... been set.” Sixty-eight percent of parents whose children attend 24th Street Elementary... ...
Twenty Ohio Schools Are Now Eligible for Parent Trigger ReformHeather Kays
... for reform under the state’s parent trigger law. The latest state report card... failed to improve enough to avoid the parent trigger option. The parent trigger law, passed as part of the state’s budget in 2011, empowers parents to decide how to reform chronically... statewide... ...
Parent Power: Grassroots Activism and K-12 Education ReformAndrew Kelly, Patrick McGuinn American Enterprise Institute
... advocacy organizations are working to pull parents into larger policy debates over school... lead to naïve expectations of what parent power can accomplish, especially since some... Kelly, discuss strategy and outlook for parent power activists, offering recommendations to help lead them to sustained, successful... ...