Education news, analysis, and opinion about how parents and other family members interact with schools and their children’s education
Equity & Diversity Laws on Trans, Nonbinary Student Pronouns Put Teachers in a Bind
Under laws passed in nine states, teachers don't have to use students’ pronouns and names if they don’t align with their assigned sex.
Student Well-Being Teachers Say Improving Students’ Mental Well-Being Begins at Home
Schools are trying a smorgasbord of approaches to address students' deteriorating mental health. Where do parents fit into this equation?
School & District Management How an Elementary School Principal Slashed Chronic Absenteeism
Targeted parent communications, early interventions, teacher check-ins, and out-of-school supports all played a role.
School Choice & Charters Opinion White Parents Say They Want Diverse Schools, But Will They Send Their Kids?
Racial stereotypes and reluctance to be in a racial minority are part of the calculus of how white parents choose schools.
Reading & Literacy Reports Recent Book Ban Controversies: A National Survey of School Library Personnel
The EdWeek Research Center surveyed librarians and other staff members to gauge the impact of controversies about books in school libraries.
Classroom Technology Students and Parents Are Bullish on AI's Potential for Education
Students are much more likely to have used ChatGPT than their parents, new survey finds.
Equity & Diversity Parents Are Suing Schools Over Pronoun Policies. Here's What You Need to Know
Parents in six states have sued school districts for not requiring staff to disclose their children's chosen names and pronouns.
Teaching Profession 'Abbott Elementary' Star Sheryl Lee Ralph: 'Get Your Teachers the Money They Deserve'
The actress spoke at an NEA- and PTA-sponsored event kicking off Teacher Appreciation Week.
Student Well-Being Despite Their Promise, School Mental Health Screenings Face Resistance
Some states are adopting laws to help schools screen all students for symptoms of anxiety and depression. But some parents oppose them.
Law & Courts Lawsuit Alleges Maine School District Violated Parental Rights Over Child's Social Transition
A mom claims her child's school district is supporting their social transition at school without informing her.
Mathematics Math Nights Make the Subject Fun for Kids and Adults Alike. Three Tips to Host One at Your School
Game nights help ease adult anxiety about math, which can help students stay motivated to learn it.
Families & the Community Video How Parents Engage With Their Local School Boards
Through seats on the board, positions in their PTA, and as individuals, parents can engage with their school boards in a number of ways.
Mathematics Parents Are Often Nervous About Math. They Can Still Help Their Kids Learn It
Games that get at core numeracy skills and family nights where parents learn about changing methods can dial down the stress.
Student Well-Being 4 Out of Every 10 Parents Own a Gun. What That Means for School and Student Safety
Among those parents, one-third say their guns are stored in an unlocked location, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation.