National PTA is pleased to announce the launch of the Common Core State Standards Toolkit and Advocacy Training Toolkit!
National PTA has developed a comprehensive Advocacy training for use by all members. The trainer manual is a step-by-step guide to conduct advocacy training on a variety of topics, including: campaign strategy, coalition building, recruitment, meeting with decision makers, and media. These strategies will help you win any advocacy issue, and have been praised by PTA leaders across the country as “the most comprehensive advocacy training to date”! Included in the advocacy training is actual samples created by state and local PTAs. Additionally, all materials are available in Spanish.
Common Core State Standards Resources
Over 45 states have formally adopted the Common Core State Standards, and National PTA has been at the forefront educating parents and communities about the new standards, their implementation and the impact they will have on our children and schools. To help in this effort, the Common Core Toolkit includes a variety of resources relating to the new standards, including history, basic information, and FAQ’s.