Education news, analysis, and opinion about how parents and other family members interact with schools and their children’s education
Families & the Community Video Faced With the Possibility of School Closure, Parents Sprang Into Action
Due to financial challenges, a Texas district was considering closing several schools. These parents came together in search of a solution.
Families & the Community Some Students Are Less Likely to Have Absences Excused. Why That Matters for Schools
Schools' punitive responses to unexcused absences can be counterproductive, a new analysis suggests.
Families & the Community Video How School Districts and Families Can Better Engage With Each Other
Ideas for districts and families looking to build a collaborative and productive relationships.
Reading & Literacy Q&A Why One Education Policy Wonk Started a Phonics Program for Parents
When his son struggled to decode, a policy analyst dove into the 'science of reading.'
Families & the Community Engaging Latino Parents: One District's Success Story
Schools need to set up systems that make participation possible, advocates say.
Families & the Community Teachers Say a New Parents' Bill of Rights Doesn't Solve Schools' Problems
Three teachers worry that a proposed federal law would drive a wedge between parents and educators.
Student Well-Being Districts, Here's How to Alert Families of Medicaid Changes That Could Affect Millions of Students
Students could lose Medicaid coverage due to paperwork issues. Use these new tools to help them stay enrolled.
Student Well-Being Opinion Ouch! Why Teens Criticize Adults
What to say to students—especially when they’re right.
School & District Management The School District That's Enrolling Ukrainian Refugees—and Hiring Their Parents
The Topeka, Kan., district has hired Ukrainian refugees in multiple roles, helping provide stability to families uprooted by war.
Families & the Community What the Push for Parents’ Rights Means for Schools
Conservative parents and politicians are pushing for parents' bills of rights, but what they actually mean for schools is untested.
Equity & Diversity Opinion 3 Myths About White Parents and School Choice
White parents would opt for diverse schools if they could find them, write two veterans of New York City school choice.
Federal Q&A Ending 'Government-Run Monopoly' on Schools Is Top Priority for Rep. Virginia Foxx
The Republican chair of the U.S. House's education committee plans to pass parents' rights and school choice bills.
Equity & Diversity This Principal Uses Her Experience as the Child of Farmworkers to Support Students
Raquel Martinez, a middle school principal in Washington state, ensures parents and students know their culture and language are valued.
Federal House Republicans Say Schools 'Stonewalled' Concerned Parents
Previewing their agenda, GOP members prioritized 'parents' rights' in the first education committee hearing since taking control of the House.