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WEBINAR: Family Engagement in a Virtual World

August 3, 2020

Tracie Potts - CircleThis school year is going to be different from any other, and that requires us to think creatively about family engagement. Join National PTA Board Member, Tracie Potts on Wednesday, August 12th at 8:00 PM to learn how you can engage families virtually, using an inclusive, individualized, integrated and impactful approach. 

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The Facilitating Listening Sessions Toolkit is now available in FIVE additional languages!

July 21, 2020

Listening SessionsIt's important to reach families whose native language isn’t English and provide opportunities for them to share their thoughts and opinions. In order to help you better serve your community, our Facilitating Listening Sessions Toolkit is available in English and Spanish, and now Mandarin, Arabic, Somali, Vietnamese and Haitian

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Enroll in the 2020-2021 National PTA School of Excellence program

July 13, 2020

By enrolling in this program, your PTA and school administrators are making a year-long commitment in identifying and implementing an action plan for school improvement based on PTA's National Standards for Family-School Partnerships and Transformative Family Engagement. We hope you will join us in recovering from the effects of COVID-19 and building family-school partnerships at your school!

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Parents know that they play an important role in their child’s success. But traditional family engagement practices don’t always meet the needs of each and every family, nor treat them as equal partners in ensuring their child’s success. Family-School partnerships often focus primarily on academic success, but whole child development is also an essential part of the conversation.

The solution? Transformative Family Engagement.


Transformative family engagement is a shared effort of families, schools and community leaders to advance programs, practices and policies that empower every parent to make their child’s potential a reality.

The Four 'I's of transformative family engagement outline how your PTA can become more inclusive, individualized, integrated and impactful in its approach to family engagement.

Four Principles of Transformative Family Engagement



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