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Teachers Are Out of This World!

Tell us why your teacher is out of this world! Your teacher could win $100!

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Congratulations to our National PTA Reflections Winners!

Congratulations to New York’s eight winners: five Award of Excellence winners and three Award of Merit winners.

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NYS PTA President’s Take on Change

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

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NYS PTA Vice President Susanne Smoller passes into the eternal light; we will celebrate her life

NYS PTA announces the death of Vice President Susanne Smoller, a tireless advocate and warrior for children.

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NYS PTA Disappointed with Questar’s Computer Based Testing Program

NYS PTA is highly disappointed with the recent announcement that the computer based testing system of New York’s testing vendor, Questar Assessment, has failed again.

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Our respective organizations oppose proposals to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, and urge this issue be removed from state budget negotiations

We urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to approach the issue of marijuana legalization with serious forethought, to heed the recommendations from leading medical organizations, and perform a thorough analysis of scrutinized data from other states that have legalized recreational marijuana use.

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2018-19 NYS Reflections Winners

Congratulations to all our 2019 Reflections winners.

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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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