The California Republican Party, churches and other conservative organizations hope to ride a wave of parent discontent to victories in school board races across the state.
New housing construction in suburbs around Sacramento have saved some school districts in the region from the belt-tightening that comes with declining student enrollment.
Some are most worried about schools shuttering again, fearful of remote learning, which caused emotional damage and learning loss for many.
Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision to allow school districts to enforce the state mask mandate has parents demanding they drop the requirement.
The pandemic galvanized parents to become advocates for their children. They must lean in to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to redefine what education reform means in California.
Home-schooling programs have seen a surge of interest since campuses closed in March. Parents are looking for flexibility and control.
Father fears for safety of his son.
I have a confession to make. Distance learning is not working well in my house. My 5th-grader is not finishing all of her assignments.
Parents are juggling the responsibility of being their children's teacher with their jobs and other obligations during the coronavirus pandemic.