Category: News


NYS PTA Unit Receives National PTA 2021 Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award

NYS PTA Unit in Westchester-East Putnam Region Receives National PTA 2021 Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award, which honors PTAs for outstanding achievement in the areas of diversity and inclusion May 4, 2021 (Albany) – NYS PTA is excited…

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NYS PTA Announces the National PTA Reflections Award Winners!

2020-2021 National PTA Reflections Award Winners: “I Matter Because…” National PTA Award of Excellence Dance Choreography – Primary: Charlotte Ozner – Bayview PTA, Suffolk Region Dance Choreography – High School: Alina Mirman – Commack Council of PTAs, Suffolk Region Film…

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NYS PTA Applauds Historic School Aid Increase

MEDIA CONTACTS: Dana Platin, President Kyle McCauley Belokopitsky, Esq., Executive Director 518-817-3017 (cell) execdirector@nyspta.org (email) NYS PTA Applauds Historic School Aid Increase April 7, 2021 (Albany) – For years, NYS schools have been woefully underfunded. Schools had to make difficult…

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NYS Educational Conference Board – 2021-22 Executive Budget Reaction

Please find the final position paper from the NYS ECB on the 2021-22 Executive Budget.

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Now Accepting Nominations!

We are now accepting nominations for the following awards: Family Engagement Award in Honor of Jami-Beth Knapp Family engagement in education is a critical strategy for ensuring students’ academic achievement, graduation from high school and overall success in life. This…

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NYS PTA and NYS PTA Student Honored with Advocacy Awards from National PTA

NYS PTA Receives National PTA Outstanding State PTA Advocacy Award for COVID-19 Pandemic and Racial Justice and Equity Advocacy Efforts New York State PTA Student Wins Outstanding Youth Advocate of the Year Award February 3, 2021 (Albany) – NYS PTA…

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NYS PTA Support of NYSED Assessment Waiver Application

Please see our letter to NYSED regarding NYS PTAs support of waiving the June assessments.

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Pick A Reading Partner (PARP)

The Pick A Reading Partner Program (PARP) is back! This program designed to foster a lifelong love of reading in children. It focuses on encouraging families to read at home with their children for at least 20 minutes per day….

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Legislative Summit and Lobby Day

Join NYS PTA members from across the state on February 27,  2021 for the new virtual Legislative Summit format. Register Today! Why attend? We need YOU to help us advocate! You’ll hear from experts and PTA advocates on issues affecting…

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The Great PTA Sign Up Day on Feb 10 was a great success! Thank you!

Thank you for your participation. Together we are shining a light on membership! Mary Sotomayor and the NYS PTA Membership Team 2/2/2021 -The Great PTA Sign Up Day – Only 1 Week to Go! Greetings Unit Leaders Get ready- the…

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