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Why Your School Needs A PTA

Harnessing the power of volunteers Shrinking budgets. Increasing class sizes. Government mandates. The challenges of delivering quality education are daunting. There is help. It’s the PTA. It doesn’t take much time to get a Parent Teacher Association started either. Find just one parent in your school to take the lead, and before you know it, there will be a group of dedicated parents doing what PTA does best: providing resources

New Common Core Parent Toolkit Launches

New Common Core Parent Toolkit Launches   on PTA.org National PTA has launched the Common Core Toolkit to help parents better   understand Common Core State Standards and what students should be   learning at each grade in order to graduate college- and career-ready.   Available to PTA members at PTA.org/CommonCore, the kit includes a variety of   resources related to the new standards, including Common Core history   and basic information, assessment tools, parent guides, and 

Elementary and Secondary Education Act Facts (ESEA)

ESEA Flexibility Brochure and Fact Sheets Available on the U. S. Department of Education’s website are a set of materials that provide a substantive overview of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility process—also known as ESEA waivers—by which 34 states and the District of Columbia have applied for and received flexibility regarding certain provisions of ESEA.  The intent of these materials—a brochure and five companion fact sheets—is to

Nevada State Legislators Map

This interactive map allows you to identify your Nevada State Legislators by either entering an address,using locational services on your device,or simply clicking on the map. Http://mapserve1.leg.state.nv.us/whoRU/

Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School

PTA State Leaders:  In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, National  PTA would like to share an overview of our positions and resolutions related to school safety.  Attached please find two FAQs that address National PTA’s stance on  gun control and mental health services, as well as school safety  advocacy in our communities. Full position statements and resolutions  are available online for members at PTA.org. The

Nevada PTA Sets Example on Male Engagement

Nevada PTA Sets Example on Male Engagement Posted: 27 Jul 2012 08:53 AM PDT Making fathers and male family members feel welcome in public schools can have a powerful impact. After a concerted effort by the Nevada PTA to engage men in the education of their children, grade point averages rose and disciplinary cases decreased by more than 50 percent, according to the Nevada PTA. These and other outcomes are

Nevada PTA Receives The National PTA MP3-Male Participation Award

  Nevada Sees Spike in Male Involvement Nevada PTA receives national honor for male outreach efforts   ALEXANDRIA, VA. (July 25, 2012) – If Nevada families see more men around this coming school year, it may be because of the strong focus of Nevada PTA to engage men in their child’s education. The effort began during the 2011-2012 school year and resulted in Nevada PTA receiving the National PTA MP3-Male

 New Membership Cards for 2012-13

Membership Cards “NEW” PTA Membership Card for 2012-2103 The “NEW” PTA Membership Card will: Be printed on upgraded paper stock which will allow handwriting and ease of printing with most basic home printers; Be produced as four (4) cards per 8.5 x 11 sheet; Include fields for member name, local PTA unit name, membership year, and local unit ID number; Include both the National PTA Logo and the State PTA

Outreach, retention boosts graduation numbers

  Rising graduation rates tell story of improving district LAS VEGAS – School Board Trustee Lorraine Alderman and Superintendent Dwight D. Jones joined students and educators to announce that the District anticipates nearly 15,000 high school graduates, which represents an approximately 65 percent graduation rate, about 13 percentage points higher than the number of students who were on track to graduate at the beginning of the school year.  The District