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2014

April

April 16, 2014 — National PTA and Sylvan Learning Team Up to Support Student Success

April 9, 2014 — National PTA Statement on Franklin Regional Senior High School Stabbing

March

March 17, 2014 — National PTA President to be Featured Panelist for White House and EBONY Magazine Summit Series on Educational Excellence for African Americans

March 5, 2014 — National PTA Statement on President Obama's 2015 Budget Proposal

March 3, 2014 — National PTA Honors Senator Barbara Mikulski and Congressman Aaron Schock With Congressional Voice for Children Award

March 3, 2014 — National PTA to Spotlight Public Policy Priorities and Empower Parent Leaders at 2014 Annual Legislative Conference

February

February 26, 2014 — National PTA Applauds Administration's Commitment to Strengthen School Wellness Policies

February 20, 2014 — National PTA Welcomes Joanne Dunne as Interim Executive Director

February 14, 2014 — PTAs and Schools Nationwide to Host Events to Strengthen Family Engagement and Support Student Success During Take Your Family to School Week

February 11, 2014 — National PTA and LifeLock Forge Partnership to Empower Kids and Teens to Be Safe While Using Digital Technology

February 7, 2014 — U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Keynote 2014 National PTA Legislative Conference

January

January 28, 2014 — National PTA Applauds Administration's Commitment to Early Childhood Education in State of the Union

January 27, 2014 — National PTA Honors Parents and Youth From Across the Country for Leadership in Advocating for Children and Education

January 24, 2014 — National PTA President Helps Build School in the Dominican Republic

January 14, 2014 — National PTA Statement on Berrendo Middle School Shooting

January 13, 2014 — National PTA and Rewarding Student Commitment Partner to Help Families Navigate the College Application Process

January 9, 2014 — National PTA Launches Toolkit to Empower Schools and PTAs Across the Country With Resources to Strengthen Family Engagement

January 8, 2014 — National PTA and U.S. Department of Education to Recognize Students From Across the Country for Their Outstanding Works of Art

2013

December

December 11, 2013 — National PTA Recognizes Northrop High School and Northrop PTSA as First School of Excellence Nationwide

December 4, 2013 — National PTA Responds to Results of 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment

November

November 21, 2013 — National PTA and Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Expand Partnership With Pre-K Smart from the Start Grant Program

November 15, 2013 — National PTA Applauds Bi-Partisan Legislation to Expand Access to High-Quality Early Learning Programs

October

October 30, 2013 — National PTA Partners With Univision to Advance Academic Achievement and College Readiness Among Hispanic Students and Families

October 24, 2013 — National PTA President Honored as One of the Nation’s Most Influential African-Americans by EBONY Magazine

October 21, 2013 — National PTA Statement on Sparks Middle School Shooting

October 8, 2013 — National PTA President to be Featured on NBC Nightly News

October 8, 2013 — National PTA, American College of Sports Medicine and National Athletic Trainers' Association Officially Support USA Football's Heads Up Football Program

October 7, 2013 — National PTA Reacts to Scholastic and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Opinion Poll on the Common Core State Standards

October 7, 2013 — National PTA and AARP Team Up to Bring the Benefits of AARP Membership to PTA Members

October 2, 2013 — National PTA to Inspire and Strengthen Leadership Among Diverse Populations With Emerging Minority Leaders Conference

September

September 25, 2013 — Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, National PTA and Discovery Education Announce Clinton Global Initiative Commitment: Pre-K Smart from the Start Grant Program

September 25, 2013 — National PTA Expands Resources to Support the Transition to the Common Core State Standards with Launch of Assessment Guides for Parents

September 19, 2013 — National PTA Stands With Colorado PTA in Supporting Families and Schools Impacted by Floods

September 4, 2013 — National PTA Statement on Spring High School Stabbing

August

August 30, 2013 — National PTA Featured in Classroom Technology Awareness Campaign Published in USA Today

August 28, 2013 — National PTA Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

August 21, 2013 — National PTA Reacts to PDK/Gallup Opinion Poll on Public Education

August 20, 2013 — National PTA Statement on Ronald McNair Discovery Learning Academy Shooting

August 14, 2013 — Quicken Loans to Showcase National Parent Teacher Association at Pure Michigan 400

August 6, 2013 — National PTA Statement on District-Level ESEA Waivers

July

July 29, 2013 — National PTA and Blackboard Honored by The Wireless Foundation for Changing Lives through Wireless at its VITA Achievement Awards Dinner

July 23, 2013 — National PTA Announces Participants in the “Fourth Wave” of its Common Core State Standards Initiative

July 19, 2013 — Statement on the Passage of the Student Success Act

July 11, 2013 — National PTA Commends Bi-Partisan Family Engagement Legislation

June

June 23, 2013 — First African-American Male Takes PTA Helm

June 22, 2013 — Announces Awards Recipients at Annual Convention

June 22, 2013 — National PTA Reflections Art in Education Winners Announced

June 21, 2013 — NFL, National PTA Join Forces on Youth Health and Fitness

June 20, 2013 — Secretary of Education, NFL Commissioner, and Erin Gruwell Headline 117th Annual National PTA Convention in Cincinnati

June 19, 2013 — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Joins Panel on Youth Health at PTA National Convention

June 13, 2013 — National PTA applauds family engagement provisions in ESEA reauthorization; calls for bipartisan approach moving forward

May

May 29, 2013 — National PTA Partners with Blackboard on Announcement of New School Safety Resource

May 23, 2013 — National PTA Stands with Oklahoma PTA in Assisting Tornado-Ravaged Families, Schools Recover

May 10, 2013 — Celebrates Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6, 2013 — National PTA and Discovery Education Join Together to Bring Anti-Bullying Focused Town Halls to Cities Across the Nation

May 2, 2013 — National PTA Announces Judges for Student Art Program

April

April 24, 2013 — National PTA Commends National Teacher of the Year

April 18, 2013 — Calls Senate's Inaction on Gun Violence Prevention Measures Shameful

April 11, 2013 — Honors Educators Across the US During Teacher Appreciation Week

April 11, 2013 — Reaction to President Obama's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal

April 10, 2013 — Lauds Senate Leaders for Reaching Bipartisan Deal on Background Checks

March

March 11, 2013 — Recognizes Senator Chris Coons and Congressman Duncan Hunter with Congressional Voice for Children Award

March 1, 2013 — Congressional Inaction on Sequestration Harms Students and Families

February

February 28, 2013 — Fire Up Your Feet Launches Nationally to Encourage Healthy, Active Schools

February 28, 2013 — National PTA and Amazon Team Up to Support Family Reading

February 19, 2013 — PTAs Nationwide Host Events to Raise Family Engagement, Safety Awareness

February 15, 2013 — GE Foundation Grant Helps National PTA Expand Common Core Work

February 13, 2013 — National PTA Commends Education Emphasis in State of the Union

February 7, 2013 — National PTA Pleased With House Gun Violence Task Force Recommendations

February 4, 2013 — National Event Engages Men in Student Achievement, Social Success

February 1, 2013 — National PTA Responds to USDA Rule on Competitive Foods in Schools

January

January 31, 2013 — National PTA Endorses Mental Health in Schools Act of 2013

January 30, 2013 — National PTA Honors Parents, Youth for Grassroots Advocacy Efforts

January 29, 2013 — Award-Winning Student Artwork Exhibited at the U.S. Department of Education

January 24, 2013 — National PTA Commends Members of Congress for Proposed Ban on Military-Style Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Magazines

January 16, 2013 — National PTA Praises Administration’s Gun Violence Prevention Agenda

January 11, 2013 — National PTA Statement on Taft Union High School Shooting

2012

December

December 14, 2012 — National PTA Statement on Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

December 3, 2012 — National PTA Awards Arts Enhancement Grants to PTAs

November

November 14, 2012 — National PTA, AXA Foundation Partner to Increase Awareness of Family Engagement, Safety

November 9, 2012 — National PTA Offers Superstorm Relief for Families, Schools

October

October 18, 2012 — National PTA Partners with People to People Ambassador Programs

October 11, 2012 — National PTA Announces Partnership with Lifetouch Photography

September

September 26, 2012 — National PTA Files Lawsuit Against PTO Today Parent Company

September 17, 2012 — National PTA Reinforces Commitment to Strengthening Diversity, Leadership

September 11, 2012 — School Lunches Healthier, Have New Look this Year!

August

August 28, 2012 — Our Children Magazine Goes Digital

August 17, 2012 — PTA Leaders Meet for PTA Day at the White House

August 16, 2012 — New National PTA Member Benefits Provider Offers Safety Technology to Help Keep Children Safe

August 7, 2012 — Nevada Sees Spike in Male Involvement

July

July 25, 2012 — Nevada Sees Spike in Male Involvement

July 23, 2012 — National PTA Announces New Board Members

July 20, 2012 — National PTA Statement on Aurora, Colorado Movie Theater Shooting

June

June 22, 2012 — National PTA Tackles Distracted Driving, Improved Infrastructure around Schools at America's PTA Meeting

June 21, 2012 — Parents Can Now Easily Monitor Their Child’s Social Network and Mobile Phone Activity

June 13, 2012 — Media Credentials Now Available for National PTA Convention in San Jose Next Week, June 22-24

June 11, 2012 — National PTA Applauds TV Networks for Commitment to Empowering Parents in Digital Age

May

May 30, 2012 — Wes Moore to Keynote at National PTA Convention in San Jose

May 16, 2012 — New York State PTA President Testifies on Role of Families in Education Reform

May 8, 2012 — National PTA Announces 2012 Reflections Award Recipients

April

April 5, 2012 — National PTA Applauds NCES report on Status of Arts Education in Our Schools

April 4, 2012 — Five Schools Honored Nationally for Excellence in Family Engagement

March

March 6, 2012 — California PTA Receives National Honors for Action on Anti-Bullying Bill

March 6, 2012 — Duval County PTAs Receive National Award for Advocacy Work with High School Students

March 6, 2012 — Military Mom Receives Esteemed National Advocate of the Year Award

March 6, 2012 — Nation’s Parents Take to Capitol Hill in Fight for Education Reform

March 6, 2012 — U.S. Representative Glenn Thompson Receives Congressional Voice for Children Award

March 6, 2012 — U.S. Senator Whitehouse Receives Congressional Voice for Children Award

February

February 29, 2012 — National PTA Joins Academy of Education Arts and Sciences

February 29, 2012 — Samsung Launches Its Third Annual Solve for Tomorrow, the $1 Million* STEM Education Contest for Middle and High School Students

February 27, 2012 — National PTA Statement on Chardon High School Shooting

February 22, 2012 — National PTA Event to Feature U.S. Ed Secretary, Congressional Honors

February 13, 2012 — National PTA Reaction to President Obama's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Proposal

February 13, 2012 — Parents 'Flash Mob' at Schools Nationwide this Week

February 10, 2012 — National PTA Radio Back by Popular Demand

February 8, 2012 — U.S. Secretary of Education to Keynote National PTA Legislative Conference

January

January 25, 2012 — National PTA Statement on State of the Union Address

January 9, 2012 — Award-Winning Student Artwork Exhibited at the U.S. Department of Education