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July 20, 2015

Parent Checklist Flags Key Questions for Boosting Advocacy

The U.S. Department of Education and several organizations have released a checklist of questions for parents seeking to ensure their children are receiving a quality education.

July 09, 2015

National PTA Names New President

Laura Bay, a former educator and a parent of three, will serve as president over 4 million PTA members for the next two years.

March 06, 2015

Family Engagement in Education Act Reintroduced in Congress

Federal lawmakers reintroduce legislation in Congress that would increase the percentage of Title 1 funds dedicated to family-engagement efforts.

February 27, 2015

National PTA Taps New Executive Director

The association selects the chief executive officer of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships as its new executive director.

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.

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