News & Events
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.
National PTA Names Sophia Waugh Secretary-Treasurer 8-21-14
National PTA is pleased to announce that Sophia Waugh has been elected Secretary-Treasurer by the Board of Directors. With extensive involvement in PTA at all levels, Waugh brings to the position a wealth of knowledge, strong leadership skills, and expertise in building partnerships.
National PTA Reacts to PDK/Gallup Opinion Poll on the Nation's Public Schools 8-20-14
Today, PDK and Gallup released the results from the 2014 Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. The findings demonstrate a clear need for an ongoing education effort around the Common Core State Standards and student assessment as well as a continued need for greater investments in education, which align with top priorities of National PTA to support and empower parents and ensure that all children have the opportunity to succeed.