August 2, 2016
California’s 20th Street Elementary School will be under new management after a group of parents used the state’s Parent Empowerment Act, also known as “the parent trigger” law.
August 18, 2016
California’s 20th Street Elementary School will be under new management this fall after a group of parents used the state’s Parent Empowerment Act, also known as the “parent trigger” law.
February 7, 2013
The nation's third invoking of a Parent Trigger, in Los Angeles, disproves the charges of many critics of the 2010 California law.
November 29, 2014
In 2010, a small nonprofit organization promoted, and succeeded in helping pass, the first "parent trigger" law in California.
December 29, 2011
In passing a bill that would introduce vouchers, simplify and strengthen the state’s charter law, and expand education tax credits, Pennsylvania state senators dropped a Parent Trigger provision.
January 7, 2015
Residents of Ohio may never know whether or not a parent trigger law works, even though Columbus has a pilot program at this very moment.The reason is simple: The pilot program was set up to fail.
November 7, 2014
With the Obama administration unilaterally giving states No Child Left Behind waivers, one California district is attempting to defer choice for parents who petition for their legal right to transform failing schools.
April 11, 2014
For several years, Tennessee parents and bipartisan legislators have worked to pass a Parent Trigger law to let families require reforms within low-performing schools by signing a petition. This session may see the bill turned into law.
March 18, 2014
One lawmaker is working to push Oklahoma to follow the example of California and a handful of other states by implementing “Parent Trigger” laws.
February 19, 2014
A Parent Empowerment Act in South Carolina would give parents the ability to petition the state to overhaul their school, but calls for clarity may push it to the back burner. Bill sponsor State Rep.