Federal Public Policy Agenda

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Legislative Checklist for the 115th Congress

Download: National PTA Legislative Checklist

National PTA Legislative ChecklistThe National PTA’s Legislative Checklist for the 115th Congress outlines the policy priorities National PTA and its constituent associations believe are critical to ensuring all children reach their highest potential. The checklist features the following policy areas:

  • Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Federal Investments in Education
  • Early Learning and Childhood Education
  • Child Health and Safety
  • Gun Safety and Violence Prevention
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Education Technology and Student Data Privacy
  • Postsecondary Access and Opportunity

PTA Advocacy Changes Lives

Download: National PTA Guide to Impacting Public Policy

National PTA Guide to Impacting Public PolicyPolitics is always personal. After all, what could be more personal than creating a better future for your children? As we look to the future, we honor the legacies of PTA founders Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Alice McLellan Birney and Selena Sloan Butler by sharing the stories of present-day mothers, fathers and families who are changing the lives of children each and every day.

In celebration of National PTA’s 120th anniversary, this publication features the issues, stories and impact PTA advocates have had over our long history.

Why PTA Advocacy Matters

An extension of PTA Advocacy Changes Lives, the “Why PTA Advocacy Matters” series on the Our Children Magazine showcases the personal stories of PTA members who are changing lives across the country through their advocacy efforts.

Policy Issue Briefs

Want to advocate for the children in your community, but not sure where to start? National PTA has prepared policy issue briefs to help educate PTA members about existing laws and their impact on PTA legislative priorities. Policy issue briefs are currently available in the areas of Family Engagement, Special Education, Child Health and Nutrition and Juvenile Justice.

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