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NEW Blog Article: How PTA Leaders Support LGBTQ+ Youth

June 22, 2022

RainbowHappy Pride Month! Get inspired by PTA leaders around the nation who are supporting LGBTQ+ youth. Hear stories from leaders in the field and discover tips for getting started.

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Grant Opportunity: Family-School Partnerships Challenge

June 6, 2022

The Center for Family Engagement is excited to invite state PTAs, district/council/regional PTAs and community-based PTAs (like Special Education PTAs) to apply for the 2022 Family-School Partnerships Challenge Grant.

The Center for Family Engagement will support up to 10 PTAs (state, district-council-region, or special interest) to deepen their learning and leadership in the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships through this $2,500 grant.

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Enrollment for the 2022-23 National PTA School of Excellence program is open!

May 20, 2022

Make a commitment to excellence! Over 50 years of research shows increased family engagement is linked to school improvement and student achievement—get started with the School of Excellence program. 

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Podcast Mini Series

New Podcast Miniseries: Teacher Talk

April 27, 2022

Teacher Talk examines what it’s like being a teacher right now, what teachers wish families knew about their job, and how families can partner with teachers to advocate for change in our schools. The first episode features Education Week writer and educator Larry Ferlazzo discussing how to foster student motivation. New episodes will be released on May 4; May 11; and May 18 in honor of Teacher Appreciation Month.

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Four Principles of Transformative Family Engagement

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. Family-School partnerships often focus primarily on academic success, but whole child development is also an essential part of the conversation.

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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