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Media Credentials Now Available for National PTA Convention in San Jose Next Week, June 22-24

Media Contact:
James Martinez
Sr. Manager of Media & Public Relations
571-329-9352
jmartinez@pta.org

Media Credentials Now Available for National PTA Convention in San Jose Next Week, June 22-24

Thousands of Parents, Education Advocates will Convene to Discuss Latest Issues

ALEXANDRIA, VA. (June 13, 2012)—National PTA® will host its 116th Annual Convention and Exhibition on Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. Thousands of parents, teachers, students, and leaders will gather to enhance their skills, debate the day’s hottest issues and more. Highlights include:

  • Speakers—Wes Moore (author, businessman and US Army veteran); Clark Flatt (The Jason Foundation); Rebecca Mieliwocki (2012 Teacher of the Year); and Major General Jefforey Smith

  • Education—Dozens of workshops

  • Exhibits— Hundreds of exhibits

  • Issues—Debate national business and emerging issues

  • New National Leaders—New National PTA Board Members will be installed

  • Events—Arts in Education Luncheon with Reflections national student winners; Male Engagement Summit

  • Resources—Hundreds of ideas, handouts, giveaways

  • Connections—Thousands of PTA and education leaders from around the country

About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.