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June 26, 2013

National PTA Honors Family-Engagement Leaders

The National PTA recognized state and local chapters for their efforts to strengthen family-school partnerships.

June 23, 2013

A First: National PTA Installs African-American Man as President

Otha Thornton was installed today as National PTA President. It is the first time an African-American man has been selected to lead the organization.

June 14, 2013

PTA Commends Family-Engagement Provisions in ESEA Bill

The National PTA supports several family engagement provisions in legislation the U.S. Senate may consider soon to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), according to National PTA President Betsy Landers.

May 31, 2013

New Texting Service to Report Bullying Gets National PTA Support

Students will be able to confidentially report and discuss bullying and other troubling incidents by text message with TipTxt, a new tipline offered by Blackboard, Inc., that is being promoted in conjunction with the National PTA.

April 11, 2013

National PTA Wants to See Federal Funds for Family Engagement

While finding much of President Obama's Fiscal 2014 budget favorable to children, the National PTA criticized the lack of funding for family engagement.

March 05, 2013

PTA and Kindle Form Partnership

A new partnership between the National PTA and Amazon aims to position the Kindle at the center of family reading activities.

March 04, 2013

Suit to be Dismissed Between National PTA, Parent Company of PTO Today

A lawsuit between the National PTA and the parent company of PTO Today is to be dismissed today after the two parties have reached a settlement.

February 13, 2013

National PTA Applauds, Dings 'State of the Union' Address

The National PTA agreed with much of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, but wanted to hear ESEA reauthorization mentioned, too.

January 30, 2013

National PTA Honors Parents, Youth for Advocacy

The National PTA today announced state and local winners of awards for grassroots advocacy, from the Florida PTA to a teenager's efforts against distracted driving.

January 11, 2013

National PTA Releases Gun Violence Priorities

The National PTA favors securing universal background checks, a ban on non-sporting ammunition in high-capacity magazines, and a federal assault weapon ban.

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