News & Events
PTAs and Schools Nationwide to Start the Arts During National Arts in Education Week 9-15-14
To raise awareness of the value the arts bring to a high-quality, comprehensive education, PTAs and schools nationwide will be hosting a variety of events and activities from Sept. 15 through 19 as part of PTA Start the Arts Week. The weeklong initiative is designed to celebrate the arts, spotlight the importance of arts education, and encourage participation in arts programs and activities. The timing of the week honors National Arts in Education Week as designated by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. PTA Start the Arts Week also kicks off the 2014-2015 National PTA Reflections® arts in education program.
National PTA Statement on 40th Anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act 9-8-14
National PTA President Otha Thornton issued this statement in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.
National PTA Recognizes Schools Across the Country for Excellence in Building Family-School Partnerships 8-28-14
As part of its ongoing efforts to increase family engagement in education, National PTA® is pleased to recognize 170 schools from across the country as 2014-2016 National PTA Schools of Excellence for their achievements in building strong family-school partnerships. Research shows that when families and schools work together, student achievement increases, schools improve and communities grow stronger. Being recognized with the National PTA School of Excellence designation demonstrates these schools’ leadership nationwide and their commitment to partnering with families to support student success and continuous school improvement.
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