Monthly Archives: February 2019


Restorative practices improve school climate and offer an alternative to excluding students from school

To help address student needs, offset the effects of trauma and improve school climate, many districts are choosing to implement restorative practices.

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National PTA and Florida PTA Statement on Anniversary of the Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Feb. 14, 2019 marks the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The anniversary is an important time to reflect on the efforts of student activists and other advocates over the past year to push for solutions to eliminate gun violence and keep our children safe.

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Governor Cuomo Announces Nominations and Applications Now Open for Third Round of Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award

Governor Cuomo announced that nominations and applications for the third round of the Empire State Excellence in Teaching program are now open.

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NYS PTA Testifies Before Joint Budget Hearing

Executive Director Kyle Belokopitsky delivers testimony to state legislators on how the Executive Budget impacts children and families statewide.

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