Parent Teachers Associations
Families & the Community Video Reports of Radioactive Contamination Closed Their School. This PTA Is Demanding Answers
After their Missouri elementary school was closed, a group of parents have tried to engage with the district on the school’s future.
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 How Schools Can Benefit From the Power of Positive Parents
Parents and administrators share what worked in their school-change efforts.
Education Funding What the Research Says Districts Are Spending More Per Student. Here's How to Make Sure All of Them Benefit
New studies suggest ways education leaders can make budgets bigger and more equitable.
Teaching Profession Opinion Why This Teacher Will No Longer Pay for the ‘Privilege’ to Wear Jeans
Getting to wear jeans occasionally at my school hardly seems worth the outlay, explains a teacher.
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After a year of interrupted learning, parent-teacher collaboration has never been more important for supporting students – especially those with learning and thinking differences, like ADHD and dyslexia. But starting and navigating these conversations isn’t
School & District Management Teacher's Union, PTA Ad Campaign Promotes COVID-19 Aid for Schools
The National Education Association and the National PTA have announced a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign to support a new federal coronavirus relief package that includes designated funding for schools.
School Climate & Safety Opinion National PTA President: Congress Must Reconvene Now to Address Gun Violence
We don't elect leaders to offer thoughts and prayers, writes Leslie Boggs. It's time for those lawmakers to pass common-sense gun reform.
Families & the Community Project At a Parkland Elementary School, PTA Decides It Can’t Wait for Safety Upgrades
Parkland, Fla., parents used to buy musical instruments for their children's school. Now, they are also paying for stop-the-bleed kits.
Federal At PTA, Betsy DeVos Talks School Safety, Does '60 Minutes' Damage Control
The U.S. secretary of education told the National Parent Teachers Association conference she welcomed the chance to speak "unedited" about school safety and the benefits of school choice.
Families & the Community More STEM Programs Needed to Expose Families to Careers, Says PTA Paper
The National PTA, in a new paper, says that that few programs are available to inform families about STEM careers and opportunities.
Federal Ed. Sec. John B. King, Jr to PTA: Diversity in Schools Benefits All Students
If parents want their children to be prepared for a diverse workforce, they should help bolster diversity in schools, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., told the National PTA Friday.
Families & the Community National PTA Plans to Push for Policies to Recognize LGBTQ As Protected Class
The national advocacy group passed a resolution at its annual convention to back legislation supporting the LGBTQ community and protect students from bullying and discrimination.
Families & the Community Education Secretary to PTA: Demand Diversity in Schools, Teaching Force
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. tells parents that they should take leadership roles in promoting diversity in their children's schools and classrooms.