Parent Teachers Associations

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.
Evie Blad, May 14, 2020
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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.
Leslie Boggs, August 8, 2019
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The PTA at Parkland’s Riverglades Elementary School decided to spend some of the funds it has raised on beefing up security, including a new buzzer system for the entrance to the school.
The PTA at Parkland’s Riverglades Elementary School decided to spend some of the funds it has raised on beefing up security, including a new buzzer system for the entrance to the school.
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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.
Benjamin Herold, December 12, 2018
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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.
Alyson Klein, March 13, 2018
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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.
Sarah Tully, July 15, 2016
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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.
Alyson Klein, July 12, 2016
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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.
Sarah Tully, July 6, 2016
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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.
Sarah Tully, July 5, 2016
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Families & the Community National PTA Plans 100,000 STEM Activities for Families In New Initiative
The organization is partnering with Mathnasium, a math learning center business, to offer free activities in homes and schools across the country as part of a new initiative.
Sarah Tully, June 24, 2016
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Families & the Community National PTA Opposes Bill's Limit on Notices About School-Lunch Program
A section of the federal child nutrition bill approved by a House committee would restrict how often schools can notify parents about the school-lunch program.
Sarah Tully, May 25, 2016
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States California PTA Pushes For More Parent Engagement Funding
A bill would require districts to make parent-engagement plans that are research-based and explain how many families would be reached with one-time funds.
Daarel Burnette II, April 8, 2016
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Families & the Community California PTA Pushes Bill to Improve Parent-Engagement Plans
A California legislative committee passes a bill that aims to improve parent involvement, particularly in the district's funding and in its accountability plans.
Sarah Tully, April 8, 2016
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Families & the Community National PTA's New Stand on Opt-Outs Could Prove Timely This Testing Season
The group's January update of its position statement on assessments, its first in 35 years, includes its opposition to policies letting parents remove children from standardized testing.
Sarah Tully, March 29, 2016
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Families & the Community ESSA May Offer Megaphone for Parent, Community Voices
Advocates for parent and community engagement see a chance to expand on their impact under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Andrew Ujifusa & Sarah Tully, March 22, 2016
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