Parents

5/24/2012

5/24/2012

Acting out of what the judge called "colossal insensitivity," former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Monday for spying on and invading the privacy of his roommate.

5/23/2012

5/23/2012

The Department of Education rolled out a communications outreach program Monday to teach parents about its role in state education. It includes a new website, hotline, and online forums and blogs for parents.

5/21/2012

5/21/2012

The mountains of snow and the icy roads never arrived last winter, depriving schoolchildren of the precious surprise of a snow day. But the payoff is about to come, a few months later, to thousands of New York City students.

5/17/2012

5/17/2012

PowerSchool for Parents earned the stamp of approval from The National Parenting Center. This new free app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad revolutionizes the way that millions of busy parents stay in touch with their children’s lives at school.

5/14/2012

5/14/2012

New Jersey education officials say they will no longer use a standardized test question that asked third-graders to reveal a secret and write about why it was difficult to keep.

5/11/2012

5/11/2012

Educators exasperated by the need for greater parent involvement have persuaded Tennessee lawmakers to sign off on a novel bit of arm-twisting: Asking parents to grade themselves on report cards.

5/9/2012

5/9/2012

A school district has deemed an awkward teen's two-page encounter at boarding school in the coming-of-age novel "Looking for Alaska" too racy, banning the book from class reading lists.

5/4/2012

5/4/2012

The American Civil Liberties Union and a southwestern Pennsylvania school district have signed an agreement settling a lawsuit brought by a girl who claimed she was disciplined for refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance.

5/4/2012

The parents of a New Hampshire teenager who was assaulted and forcibly tattooed on the buttocks by four older students during school hours have filed suit against the school district.

5/2/2012

5/2/2012

The parents of a New Hampshire teenager who was tattooed against his will have sued the school district.

4/25/2012

4/25/2012

Responding to parent pressure after the disappearance of Sierra La Mar, the Morgan Hill (Calif.) Unified School District began notifying parents in the morning as well as evening if their children don't show up to school.

4/19/2012

4/19/2012

Amid tough financial times, state aid to school districts has dwindled, while unfunded mandates continue to rise.

4/19/2012

Some Texas school parents are fed up with the state’s focus on high-stakes testing.

4/18/2012

4/18/2012

Communication, relationships, perspective — these themes were the essence of a special education forum led by Superintendent Joshua P. Starr Monday night at Seneca Valley High School.

4/13/2012

4/13/2012

In an effort to communicate timely, school-related information to parents, teachers and citizens through the tools they use every day, the DeKalb County School District is launching a new automated notification service through K12 Alerts that sends school news via email, text message and voicemail. 

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