New York State PTA is committed to supporting EVERY child with ONE voice, no matter their race, ethnicity, zip code, income, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, immigration status or abilities. NYS PTA recognizes that advancing diversity, equity and inclusion is an integral part of PTA’s work and its vision of making every child’s potential a reality.
Join the NYS PTA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Facebook Page
An Open Message to our Communities and PTA Family
National PTA Resources
Read Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Spanish version)
Check out the PTA Local Leader Guidance for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Spanish version)
State Education Department Resources
New York State Board of Regents Launches an Initiative to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in New York Schools
NYS Education Department Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education information
NYS Board of Regents Initiative on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion One-Pager
Webinars, Workshops and Training
Spotlight DEI Presentations and Workshops:
- Convention 2021 Workshop: Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
- Courageous Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion
- Intersectionality: Discussions on Diversity, Privilege, and Identity
- Genesee Valley Region PTA DEI Webinar: Racism & Redlining in the Rochester Region
- How Can We Help? Making PTA Accessible to Everyone
- Advancing DEI in your PTA
National PTA Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit
An organization that recognizes diversity values differences and similarities among people through its actions and accountability. These characteristics include age, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, language and culture, socioeconomic status, among many different things.
When PTAs respect differences yet acknowledge shared commonalities uniting their communities, and then develop meaningful priorities based upon their knowledge, they genuinely represent their communities. When PTAs represent their communities, they gain strength and effectiveness through increased volunteer and resource support.
Please see National PTA’s Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit!
Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in your PTA presentation.
You can download the Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit here, for review with your own PTA unit and school.
See these ideas for How to Engage Underrepresented Groups.
Download the Diversity and Inclusion Worksheet.
NYS Educational Conference Board Restorative Practices White Paper
What we know: Restorative Practices improve school climate and offer an alternative to excluding students from school.
Societal pressures, rapidly changing environments, economic disparities and educational demands impact students and have led to increasingly complex educational and social-emotional needs.
To help counteract these challenges, address student needs, offset the effects of trauma and improve school climate, many districts are choosing to implement restorative practices.
Read the full paper here and learn more about restorative practices.