Education news, analysis, and opinion about how parents and other family members interact with schools and their children’s education
Families & the Community Jill Biden: The Teacher-Parent Partnership Can Be 'Powerful'
First lady Jill Biden emphasized the value of educator and family partnerships in a speech at the National Parent Teachers Association convention Friday.
Families & the Community The Ed. Dept.'s New Parent Council: What Will It Do?
The U.S. Department of Education launched the council to facilitate better communication between schools and the families they serve.
Future of Work Want to Spark Students' Interest in STEM? Initiative Brings Parents Into That Effort
Programs like Remake Learning Days are especially important at a time when there is a vast talent gap in the STEM industry.
School Climate & Safety The Risks and Benefits of School Police: Black and Latino Parents Weigh In
In interviews, Black and Latino parents diverge on whether police in schools will protect or harm their children.
English-Language Learners Opinion Crystal Ball Predictions: What Will Education for ELL Students Look Like in 10 Years?
In the next decade, schools just might appreciate English-learners for whom they are and the language skills they possess.
States Opinion Searching for Common Ground: The Parental-Rights Bill, aka the 'Don’t Say Gay’ Bill
Rick and USC dean Pedro Noguera discuss Florida's law curbing gender and sexuality talk and its impact on students, teachers, and parents.
Student Well-Being Video Inside Latino Parents' Push for Healthy, Culturally Appropriate School Lunches
Parents in one Colorado district want to see the same improvements to school lunches that were achieved in a neighboring district.
Law & Courts Are Teachers Obliged to Tell Parents Their Child Might Be Trans? Courts May Soon Decide
Some administrators say outing a student could lead to child abuse or self-harm. Parents in court filings say they have a right to know.
Student Well-Being Video A Parent Looks Back On a Successful District-Parent Collaboration
In one Colorado district, parents advocated for improved school meals, and succeeded in bringing about significant change.
Families & the Community Video One Parent’s Approach to Advocacy Through Community
In advocating for the nutritional needs of her children, one parent has found strength in community.
Student Well-Being Video How a Group of Latino Parents Pressed Their School Meal Concerns
Parents have tried to convince this Colorado district to enhance its school meal menu, but navigating the process has come with challenges.
Equity & Diversity What's Driving the Push to Restrict Schools on LGBTQ Issues?
A confluence of factors have resulted in a wave of legislation this year targeted at classroom discussions on gender and sexuality.
School & District Management How School Leaders Can Respond to Pushback Over Social-Emotional Learning
See 7 tips for how to talk to parents and community members about social-emotional learning.