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ESEA-NCLB Reauthorization Update National PTA joined nine other education organizations June 23 to urge the U.S. Senate to bring the reauthorization bill to the floor for a vote. The Washington Post featured an article about education groups who are asking Congress to reauthorize ESEA-NCLB. The Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177) is scheduled to be considered on […]

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Greater KC school library group recognizes Trailridge PTA

The Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians recently recognized Trailridge Elementary PTA, Lee’s Summit, Missouri as the GKCASL 2015 Outstanding Advocate of the Library Award. Nominated by Library Media Specialist, Jaci Hurley, Trailridge PTA has been a long-time supporter of the library program at Trailridge Elementary. Jaci praised TRE PTA for their support with […]

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According to MSTA’s 2015 State Mandated Testing Survey, Missouri students are over tested

More than 64 percent of responders reported that Missouri’s use of standardized testing is too much, according to a survey of more than 5,700 MSTA members. Here are a few more key findings: More than 50 percent said testing took more time away from instruction this year than in the past. Seventy-two percent of respondents […]

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May 11, 2015 – Membership Monday

Good Evening PTA Leaders! The end of the school year is here and MO PTA NEEDS YOUR HELP! Please take a few minutes and submit your new 2015-2016 officer information at Missouri PTA 2015-2016 Officer’s Form and electronically submit the information OR simply email the information to office@mopta.org. *Plan on having the following information: The region your unit resides in […]

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Missouri Students Receive National Reflections Honors

Missouri PTA advanced 28 student entries to the national round of the 2014-2015 Reflections Program.  We are very excited to announce that 3 students have placed on the national level. Julia Bessenbacher received an Award of Merit in Middle School Literature.  Julia is an eighth grader at Yeokum Middle School PTSA in the Belton School […]

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