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New York State PTA

One Wembley Court
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518.452.8808
Toll Free: 1.877.569.7782
Fax: 518.452.8105

Email: pta.office@nyspta.org


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NYS PTA Members to Convene at Utica College for Summer Leadership Conference

Hundreds of parents and educators will attend a three-day conference at Utica College, as they continue their mission to support New York’s students, families, educators and schools. more

Update on NYSED Standards Review Committee Members

The names, category (parent, teacher, administrator and grades/levels where appropriate) and the respective school district/location have now been posted to the AimHighNY website from the links below:

English Language Arts Standards Review Committee

Math Standards Review Committee

For more information about the process and the next steps for future involvement, click here.

Standards Review Committee Update

NYSED has now finalized the selection of the 16 parents that will be participating in the first phase of the Standards Review Committees for ELA and for Mathematics. Click here to read the thank you letter that NYSED sent to us for coordinating this effort which also lists the different organizations that we connected with when marketing this opportunity. To read the letter that NYSED sent to the over 300 applicants that thanks them for applying for the committees, click here.

PTA Reflections — Six Receive National Honors

This year, NYS PTA proudly acknowledges six New York State students, each receiving national honors.

Click here for the complete list.


SLC Registration Now Open!

Are you ready to Ride into the Future with NYS PTA?

Grab your cowboy hat because it’s going to be a great event! Giddy Up!

Click here to check out more information about SLC.

Click here to register.

New Post to The Voice of NYS PTA – Budget Update

"The Voice of NYS PTA" page/blog provides thoughts and commentary from NYS PTA President Bonnie Russell on topics of interest to our membership. Please click here to read the latest message.

PARENTS: An Opportunity to Share Your Voice on the NYS Learning Standards Committee

You, as a parent, can have a say in what your student should know and be able to do at a grade level. The NYS Education Department (NYSED) asks that parents help review and revise the ELA and Mathematics Learning Standards during 2016-17. Read more here.

March is PTA Advocacy Month and Virtual Lobby Day is March 8.

This is the time of year when PTA members speak out with one voice to let elected officials know our positions on issues impacting children, youth and families.

This year, our positions focus on funding our schools, family/community engagement, early childhood education and heroin/prescription opiates.

Members can learn all about these issues and participate with a postcard/letter writing campaign and Virtual Lobby Day by clicking here.

New Post to The Voice of NYS PTA – Reflections on Governor’s Budget and Upcoming Events

"The Voice of NYS PTA"� page/blog provides thoughts and commentary from NYS PTA President Bonnie Russell on topics of interest to our membership. Please click here to read the latest message.

Statement of NYS PTA on State of the State/Budget

NYS PTA expresses cautious optimism with the tone of the Governor's State of the State/Budget message which is much more positive than a year ago. Click here to read the entire statement.

We are Looking for Leaders

New York State PTA is seeking individuals interested in leadership positions for 2016-2017.

I am interested in learning more about serving on the NYS PTA Governance Team.

I am interested in becoming a Region Partner.

Find out more in this video:

New Post to The Voice of NYS PTA - Education Reform: What Next?

"The Voice of NYS PTA"� page/blog provides thoughts and commentary from NYS PTA President Bonnie Russell on topics of interest to our membership. Please click here to read the latest message.

NYS PTA Response to the Governor's Commission

The following is a response by the NYS Congress of Parents and Teachers (NYS PTA) to the six points described by Governor Cuomo in outlining the Commission"s charge. Click here to read the letter.

NYS PTA Response to NYSSBA Panel Questions

NYS PTA responses to questions posed to a NYSSBA Panel by Timothy Kremer, Executive Director of NYS School Boards Association, on October 19, 2015. Click here to read NYS PTA responses presented by Executive Administrator Rick Longhurst.

The 2016 NYS Teacher of the Year is Announced

We are happy to announce that the New York State Board of Regents announced that Dana McDonough has been named the 2016 New York State Teacher of the Year. Congratulations!

Dana McDonoughMcDonough, a second grade teacher at Newburgh Enlarged City School District in Newburgh, was presented with a certificate of recognition by Regents Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch and Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. McDonough was also presented with the Thomas Sobol Award and the David Johnson award, both created as annual gifts for recipients of the Teacher of the Year award.

McDonough, the 46th New York State Teacher of the Year, has been teaching first or second grade in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District for her entire career of 22 years. She currently teaches second graders at Fostertown ETC Magnet School.

To read the press release from NYSED, please click here.

The NYS PTA Online Membership System is Now LIVE!

Membership LogoNow our members can register and pay their dues online. To become a member of your PTA, click here!

Units can enter members info into the new Online Membership System to generate eCards for members who choose to sign up and pay in person. For unit access to your registration portal, get started here!