National PTA Applauds FY2015 Appropriations Bill

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Dec. 17, 2014) — National PTA President Otha Thornton issued the following statement on the passage of the Fiscal Year 2015 (FY2015) appropriations bill: “Last night, President Barack Obama signed a spending bill that funds the government through Sept. 30, 2015. National PTA applauds Congress for working together to reach an agreement that […]

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State Board Names New Missouri Commissioner of Education

Following interviews with five finalists, the State Board of Education voted unanimously to select Dr. Margaret Vandeven as the next Commissioner of Education, effective January 1, 2015. “We believe in the positive impact of the Top 10 by 20 plan on Missouri’s children,” said State Board President Peter Herschend. “We strongly believe that Dr. Margie […]

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National PTA Applauds Bipartisan Legislation to Improve the Nation’s Juvenile Justice System

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Dec. 11, 2014) — Today, a bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) was introduced in the Senate as a means to improve and strengthen the juvenile justice system in the United States. The JJDPA, which was signed into law in 1974, prevents children and youth from entering the […]

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Save the Date – April 17th & 18th 2015

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December 8, 2014 – Membership Monday

Good Evening PTA Leaders! I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday – we all have so much to be thankful for. As we head into the holiday, my wish for you is that you are taking time to enjoy your family and truly experience the reason for the season. We’ve got just […]

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