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2016 Letters to Policymakers

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Child Nutrition, Health and Safety

Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA joins with other organizations in a call to action to end corporal punishment in schools on November 21. 
Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA expresses opposition to the “Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016” (H.R. 5003) on May 17. 
Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA joins with other organizations to express opposition to the “Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016” (H.R. 5003) on May 17.
Letters to Policymakers Icon Safe, Healthy, and Ready to Learn Coalition memo to presidential candidates to reduce childhood violence sent February 2.

Education Technology and Student Data Privacy

Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA and other organizations request Congress to make hiring a student data privacy professional a priority on April 21.

Elementary and Secondary Education

Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA provides recommendations on academic assessment provisions under Title I of the ESSA to the Department of Education (ED) on September 7.
Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA provides recommendations on innovative assessments provisions under Title I of the ESSA to the Department of Education (ED) on September 7.
Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA joins the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to provide recommendations on assessment provisions for students with disabilities under Title I of the ESSA to the Department of Education (ED) on September 7.
Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA joins with other organizations to provide recommendations on early childhood education provisions in accountability and state plans under Title I of the ESSA to the Department of Education (ED) on July 27.
Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA provides recommendations on accountability and state plans under Title I of the ESSA to the Department of Education (ED) on July 22.
Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA provides recommendations for non-regulatory guidance for ESSA to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on May 18.
Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA joins with other organizations to provide guidance to the Department of Education on how ESSA can be used to support positive school climates and respond to children suffering from exposure to violence and the effects of trauma.
Letters to Policymakers Icon National Coalition for Public Education letter in opposition to H.R. 4901 and private school vouchers on April 13.
Letters to Policymakers Icon The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities releases recommendations specific to the use of an ‘additional indicator(s) of school quality or student success’ in ESSA.
Letters to Policymakers Icon National Coalition for Public Education letter in opposition S. 2711 and private school vouchers on April 5.
Letters to Policymakers Icon The State and Local ESSA Implementation Network letter of commitment to put students first sent on February 10.
Letters to Policymakers Icon National Coalition for Public Education private school vouchers opposition letter sent on February 2.
Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA's implementation recommendations to the Department of Education on Title I of ESSA sent on January 21. 

Federal Investments in Education 

Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA joins with 105 other organizations urging Representatives to invest in the Statewide Family Engagement Centers Program on June 14. 
Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA joins with 82 other organizations urging Senators to invest in the Statewide Family Engagement Centers Program on June 6. 
Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA and other organizations urge members of Congress to oppose the elimination of Impact Aid Federal Properties in the Administration’s FY 2017 Budget Request on April 26.
Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA and other organizations urge members of Congress to oppose any balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution on April 20.
Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA and other organizations request adequate funding for critical juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs sent on March 17.
Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA and other organizations request robust funding of Title IV, Part A of ESSA sent on March 17. 
Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA and other organizations request robust funding for fiscal year (FY) 2017 302(b) Labor-HHS subcommittee allocations on February 22. 
Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA and other education organizations call for an increased investment in the Title IV Block Grant of ESSA released February 17. 

Juvenile Justice

Letters to Policymakers Icon National PTA and other organizations' letter of support for the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act of 2016 sent on September 14.