Category: Archive


PTAs and Schools Honored for Innovation and Excellence in Family Engagement

National PTA is pleased to announce that Maple West Elementary PTA in Williamsville, NY (Western Region) has been honored with the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Outstanding Family-School Partnership Award.

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NYS PTA Celebrates 19 National PTA Schools of Excellence

NYS PTA is proud to announce that 19 NYS PTA Units have been named National PTA Schools of Excellence.

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National PTA Urges Congress and the Administration to Halt Zero-Tolerance Policy Separating Undocumented Children and Families

National PTA urges Congress and the administration to immediately stop the zero-tolerance policy that is resulting in harmful separation of undocumented children from their parents and family members. Our association also seeks immediate reunification of families presently separated under current enforcement policy.

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National PTA and Texas PTA Statement on Shooting at Santa Fe High School

This is the second shooting at a high school in the past week and the second mass shooting at a school this year. We are way beyond ‘enough is enough.’ More must be done immediately to keep our children safe.

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New York State PTA and Syosset Council of PTAs Honored Nationally for Championing Diversity and Inclusion

National PTA is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 Jan Harp Domene Diversity & Inclusion Award.

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National PTA Statement on Shooting at Forest High School

One person was injured and a suspect is in custody after a shooting at a high school in Ocala, Florida. This is the second school shooting in Florida this year. Today also marks the 19th anniversary of the horrific shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado.

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NYS PTA on the 3-8 English Language Arts Assessments

NYS PTA is in the process of reviewing many reports of issues with Wednesday and Thursday’s  3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) Assessments.

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Thank You!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who joined PTA during our Phone-a-thon!

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Preliminary Analysis of the Education, Labor and Family Assistance Budget Bill (aka the Education Policy Bill)

Read a preliminary analysis of the Education, Labor and Family Assistance (ELFA) budget bill (the education policy bill). Please note, this is a very bare bones ELFA, so we may see other policy language to be included in bills yet to be finalized.

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President Signs FY18 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

On Friday, March 23, the President signed the FY18 omnibus into law.

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