8/20 @ 11 am EST Webinar: PTA History 101 – The National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers and Unification
50 years ago, the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers (NCCPT) and the National Congress of Parents and Teachers signed a declaration of unification forming the National PTA. On Thursday, August 20th at 11:00 AM EST, join Dr. Christine Woyshner of Temple University to learn about the important contributions of the NCCPT and the behind-the-scenes process of unification. Also hear from National PTA President Leslie Boggs, President-Elect Anna King, and Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Sylvia R. Reyna to explore lessons learned to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in today’s PTA.
Season 3 of Notes from the Backpack: a PTA Podcast
New episodes Notes from the Backpack will be available on September 16th! This season we’ll be answering the questions that are on your mind like…
– How do I talk to my kids about race and racial justice?
– How in the world am I going to survive another semester of virtual learning?
NEW RESOURCES FOR PTA LEADERS
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Explore our beliefs and definitions of diversity, equity and inclusion — as well as what these values look like in action.
Facilitating Listening Sessions Toolkit is available in 5 new languages
It’s important for PTAs to provide opportunities for families whose native language isn’t English to share their thoughts and opinions. In order to help you better serve your community, our Facilitating Listening Sessions Toolkit is now available in Mandarin, Arabic, Somali, Vietnamese and Haitian.
Join the Schools of Excellence Program
By enrolling in this program, your PTA and school administrators make a year-long commitment in identifying and implementing an action plan for school improvement based on PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships and Transformative Family Engagement. We hope you will join us in recovering from the effects of COVID-19 and building family-school partnerships at your school!