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Virtual Town Hall: Back to Class

Back to Class Virtual Town Hall

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to Speak

We are pleased to share with you that First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will be joining our "Back to Class" Virtual Town Hall to bring special greetings to kick off the new school year. We will be hosting this special virtual town hall Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. EDT in partnership with the CDC, moderated by NBC News correspondent and mom Kate Snow, and featuring CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky and U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona.

The town hall will be streamed live on National PTA’s Facebook page and can be watched immediately following as a recording on Facebook for those who are unable to join live.

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Our hour-long agenda includes a conversation with CDC Director Walensky and Secretary Cardona about the new safety guidance for our students and schools, as well as features American Academy of Pediatrics President Dr. Lee Ann Savio Beers, American Psychological Association Chief Executive Director Dr. Arthur C. Evans Jr. and other experts in family engagement, family-school partnerships, mental health and social emotional well-being.

National PTA has been conducting listening sessions and a national survey with parents across the country to better understand what is on their minds and how they are feeling with the start of the new school year. During the town hall, our amazing group of experts will address parents’ questions and concerns on:

  • How can parents partner with teachers to address missed instruction this past year?
  • What can parents do to support their child’s social emotional well-being?
  • How do I help keep my child safe and in school this year?

We hope you'll save the date and join us for the town hall. We also hope you will share this with PTA leaders, members and families in your states and encourage them to tune in too.

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Save the Date for Back to School Week

Back to School Week is September 13–17, 2021. Save the date!


September 1, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM