National PTA seeks to demonstrate the value and impact of family engagement on student success. The Federal Policy Issue Briefs are intended to educate PTA members and families about current federal laws within National PTA’s policy priorities.
Below are archived issue briefs that National PTA published on previous versions of federal education laws. These issue briefs are for historical reference for PTA members to access to learn more about our history of advocacy.
Model Partnerships (2009)
Leveraging Resources and Capacity for PIRCs and PTAs
Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) (2009) (En Español)
A history of PTA’s involvement in developing a rehabilitative system of justice for children that supports youth and their families and an explanation of the four core mandates of JJDPA, the most sweeping federal juvenile justice legislation to date
Local Wellness Policies in the Child Nutrition Act (2011) (En Español)
Updated January 2011: A history and overview of the critically important nutrition programs under the Child Nutrition Act and specific requirements for local wellness policies under current law
Parental Engagement in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (2009) (En Español)
A history and overview of IDEA and an explanation of parental engagement provisions in the current legislation
Parental Engagement in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act – No Child Left Behind Act (ESEA-NCLB) (2009) (En Español)
A history of parent and family engagement in education and an explanation of parental involvement requirements in the current version of ESEA-NCLB