Friday, July 28, 2017

PTA News



Over 1,000 people have signed the petition to #STOPCutsToClassrooms. Are you on that list? Sign today and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter
 
We need to tell Congress that our children deserve more than 2% of the federal budget for their education. Mark your calendars for the following #STOPCutsToClassrooms events over the next few months! 
 
#STOPCutsToClassrooms Twitter Chat
  • Friday, July 28, 3:00 p.m. EDT
    Join the conversation by following National PTA on Twitter and using the hashtag #STOPCutsToClassrooms in your tweets.
PTA Live! Events
  • Federal Funding for Low-Income Students
    Friday, August 11, 3:00 p.m. EDT
    This PTA Live will discuss how federal funding for low-income students (also known as Title I funding) is used in schools and the need for greater investments in education.
  • Federal Funding for Students with Disabilities
    Friday, August 18, 3:00 p.m. EDT
    This PTA Live will discuss how federal funding for students with disabilities through the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) is used in schools.
Want to learn more about #STOPCutsToClassrooms? Watch this PTA Live! on Facebook that introduces the campaign.
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P.S. Be on the lookout for a #STOPCutsToClassrooms Challenge in August!



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Top 5 Things You Need to Know



Top 5 Things You Need to Know
  • National PTA has a new president! Read about Jim Accomando in our press release
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The 2017-2018 PTA Back-to-School Kit is Here!
BTSKpromo.JPGAs a hardworking volunteer for your PTA, we know the 2017-2018 Back-to-School Kit will help make your upcoming school year a complete success. When you register for this year's kit, you'll get a Recruitment Tool and a poster-sized Calendar of PTA events. We will mail them at the end of this month, so hurry up and register to be eligible!
To register, visit PTA.org/BTSKRegister.
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Join National PTA to #STOPCutsToClassrooms
StopCutstoClassroomsImage.jpgDid you know that Federal funding for public education programs has remained at 2% of the federal budget for decades, despite the increase in public school enrollment and the rising cost of educational resources and services?
This disparity between funding levels and actual costs means that the federal government has essentially enacted cuts to classrooms. National PTA is running a nationwide campaign—from July 7 to September 29—to raise public awareness that current levels of federal education funding are an inadequate investment in our children.
To learn more about the nationwide campaign and get involved in PTA's advocacy efforts visit PTA.org/STOPCuts.
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Enroll Now to Become a School of Excellence!
SOELogoLockup.jpgLooking to step up your PTA's involvement in school improvements?  
Join the National PTA School of Excellence programThis year-long program offers customized tools to help you to make a substantial, positive impact on school and student success, and to earn acknowledgement for your PTA and school.
ENROLL NOW at PTA.org/Excellence and learn more by watching our PTA Live! about the program on Facebook
Apply for a STEM + Families Grant!
 
STEMPlusFamiliesLogoSmall.jpgThe 2017 National PTA STEM + Families Math Grants, sponsored by Mathnasium, will award local PTAs $1,000 to host a STEM + Families Math Event at their elementary school this fall. 
To be considered, submit a completed application online (We also have the application in Spanish) by Aug. 31 at 8:00 p.m.
To apply, visit PTA.org/STEM. Questions? Email Programs@PTA.org.