News & Events
National PTA Honors Outstanding Advocacy Efforts for Children and Education 2-5-16
National PTA is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 Outstanding Advocacy Awards, which honor parents and youth from across the country for their leadership and commitment to being a powerful voice for all children and a strong advocate for public education. The honorees will be recognized at the 2016 National PTA Legislative Conference, Wednesday, March 9 during a luncheon at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va.
National PTA Board of Directors Adopts Position Statement on Positive School Discipline 1-21-16
National PTA’s board of directors adopted a new position statement on positive school discipline in response to recent events and research findings that overly punitive discipline policies are not effective in addressing or improving student behavior. The statement supports positive school discipline policies that keep children in school and learning.
National PTA Board of Directors Adopts Position Statement on Student Assessment and Opt-Out Policies 1-21-16
As movements to opt children out of assessments have increased, National PTA’s board of directors adopted a new position statement on student assessment and opt-out policies which calls for all students to participate in high-quality, comprehensive assessments that measure their growth and achievement so all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential.