Embracing Parent Power is Key to Advancing Reform (LINK TO ARTICLE)

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There is plenty going on these days with Parent Power activists within the school reform movement. And the work of families on behalf of the children they love offers more reasons why the rest of the school reform movement must fully join common cause with them.

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First school to reorganize under parent trigger law reopens (AUDIO)

This week, a little elementary school in Adelanto, Calif., opened its doors for the first time under new management, thanks to the so-called parent trigger law. It's the first public school in the state to do so, after two years of conflict and court battles. Expectations are running high.

For the California Report, Ana Tintocalis has the story. (Click here for audio)

Parent Trigger Laws to Get Real Test as Overhauled Schools Open

Since the time the first parent trigger measures entered law books in states across the country, the method of parents taking control and defining the direction of their local schools been mired in controversy. However, until this fall, the arguments – both pro and against – were grounded in theory. That is about to change, [...]