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10 Minutes to PTA the Transformative Way is Back!

October 20, 2021

Season 2 of the Center for Family Engagement's webseries has launched with "Let's Talk About Putting the 'T' in PTA" featuring educator and PTA leader, Donald Barringer.

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Listen to Notes from the Backpack Season 5 NOW!

October 15, 2021


New episodes of the official National PTA podcast Notes from the Backpack are coming out every other week! Don't miss our latest episode with Dr. Sameer Hinduja.

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What's Your Vision for the Future of Family School Partnerships?


National PTA is revising the National Standards for Family School Partnerships to enhance its relevance and impact – and we’re inviting you to be a part of this legacy. Join us for a 60-minute focus group to share your thoughts and opinions!

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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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