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Announcing Our New Podcast

September 2, 2019

Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast

We are excited to introduce—Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast for busy parents who have a lot to keep up with at home and throughout the school year.

Our podcast will launch during Back-to-School Week, Sept. 16-20 and features 30-minute episodes that will give parents the inside scoop on how to best support your child's success. Get a notification when the podcast is available.

NEW eLearning Course

August 15, 2019

Are you a local PTA leader who wants to learn practical strategies to make your family engagement practices more transformative? Our new e-learning course is designed to help PTAs be role models and advocates for more equitable and effective family engagement practices in their schools. This 25 minute course describes the “four 'i’s” of transformative family engagement - being inclusive, individualized, integrated, and impactful - and gives you examples of what they look like in action. PTA log-in required.


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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.

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.

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