Webinar: The Role of PTA in Supporting Immigrant Families

When: Wednesday, May 31
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT

How can your PTA better support immigrant families? PTA leaders have an important role in connecting immigrant families to community and school resources to help these families feel more engaged and welcomed in their schools.

Join this webinar with National PTA President Laura Bay and National PTA Diversity Committee Chair Frank Kwan and leaders from American Federation of Teachers (AFT), League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Child Trends to learn how you can support immigrant families in your school.

Presented by:
  • Laura Bay, National PTA President
  • Frank Kwan, National PTA Diversity Committee Chair
  • Mary Cathryn Rick, Executive Vice President of the American Federation of Teachers
  • Sarah Catherine Williams, Research Scientist at Child Trends
  • Sindy Benavides, Civic Engagement & Community Mobilization Director at LULAC
In the meantime, check out our new bilingual FAQ on immigrant students and families at school.

A Day With Ruby Payne – Poverty Seminars



 Day With Ruby Payne – Poverty Seminars
Implementing a Framework for Understanding Poverty – Research Based Strategies


Explore class differences and 10 actions you can implement in the classroom to improve the success of low socioeconomic status students. This workshop is based on Ruby Payne’s book A Framework for Understanding Poverty, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies.

Educators who participate in this training will:

  • Use concrete instructional strategies to help students from poverty
  • Understand hidden rules of economic class and effects on behaviors and mindsets
  • Develop stronger relationships with students to impact behavior
  • Reduce discipline referrals

Topics include resources, mental models, family structure, language patterns, and more. Give new and veteran teachers tools to help students from poverty today.