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February 17, 2015

National PTA Urges Families to Forge School Partnerships to Support Students

During its annual Take Your Family to School Week initiative, the National PTA is promoting the importance of family-engagement efforts to support student success.

January 29, 2015

Oklahoma PTA Encourages Parents to Opt Students Out of State Writing Tests

The Oklahoma PTA is urging parents to refuse to allow their children to take the state's writing assessments in February.

September 10, 2014

Duncan to PTA: Make Education a Presidential Campaign Issue

The PTA should take an active role in forcing a debate around education in 2016, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told parents and teachers in Nashville, Tenn.

July 16, 2014

Fla. Teachers' Union to Challenge State's Expanding Private School Choice Program

The Florida Education Association says it plans to take legal action over a new law expanding the state's tax-credit scholarship program.

June 21, 2013

PTA, NFL Team Up on 'Back to Sports Night' Initiative

The National PTA is joining forces with the NFL to promote health and fitness in school children this fall with "Back to Sports Nights," it was announced today as part of the parent-teacher organization's annual convention.

September 19, 2012

Parents' Biggest Concern: Lack of Education Funding

National PTA President Betsy Landers says lack of funding for education is the #1 school concern of parents today.

August 07, 2012

Parents Invited to Join White House/PTA Briefing Online

Parents can join the conversation on Twitter during a Friday, August 10 White House meeting with Parent Teacher Association leaders about challenges facing our nation's schools and communities. To participate, use the hashtag #WHPTA.

May 17, 2012

N.Y. PTA President Testifies about Parent Engagement

The New York State PTA president testifies before a Congressional subcommittee that public school choice is a good thing, but it should not be viewed as an engagement strategy.

March 07, 2012

National PTA's Legislative Conference Begins

As parents from across the U.S. meet today to talk about legislative change, their two-day conference in Arlington, VA will be kicked off by a keynote from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. For what it calls "'grasstop" leaders, the PTA will provide an in-depth look at the latest National PT...

March 09, 2011

Should Schools Trade Seniority for "Effectiveness" Rankings?

We will not drive improvement by intensifying the climate of fear that already plagues these schools. These schools already spend far too much time focused on test preparation, sacrificing the aspects of school most likely to engage and enliven their students.


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