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Laura Bassett

How PTA President Became Obama's Unlikely Mouthpiece On Guns

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Betsy Landers, the Arkansas-born Republican president of the National Parent Teacher Association, wears a fire-engine red suit with a ch...

John Celock

Where Tea Party Lawmakers Get Their Wacky Ideas About Sustainability

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

In its ongoing quest to block implementation of the United Nations' sustainability agenda, the John Birch Society, a conservative advocacy group, is l...

Common Core Standards for Parents Part 2

Rob Furman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Education
Rob Furman

The need for parents to once again accept accountability for their own children is paramount. The following is Part 2 of the Common Core Standards for Parents. Again, please feel free to add your own standards below in the comments section.

Parent Teacher Association Sues Rival PTO Today

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.26.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The nonprofit PTA sued a for-profit rival on Wednesday, accusing it of denigrating the established group in a bid to siphon off member...

When the Community Works Together, Our Schools Prosper

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 11.24.2012 | San Francisco
Rhiana Maidenberg

By aligning the interests of each individual school with each other and fostering a collective, citywide spirit, edMatch is helping build one more plank on the bridge to equality.

Saying Yes to PTA Involvement

Ana Chapman | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education
Ana Chapman

Change can only happen through education. And, because of that, I am a defender and supporter of education in my roles as teacher, mom, PTA leader, and community member.

Helping a Nation of Children

Sharon Whitworth | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education
Sharon Whitworth

We need to be active and involved with our children as they go through the crucial years of schooling. Involvement comes in many forms from volunteering at school, to having a quiet place for them to do their homework .

Providing the Support that All Our Children Need and Deserve

Sam Macer | Posted 10.16.2012 | Education
Sam Macer

It is the foster family that makes the educational difference and it is the PTA that will be there to provide support. We need the foster parent PTA.

Giving to Those That Hardly Recieve

Mandy Patterson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Education
Mandy Patterson

When the PTA asked for volunteers I selected several boxes and was asked to be the treasurer. This was a great place for me; I learned so much about the needs that the school, the families at the school and the parents had.

Securing a Brighter Future for Our Nation's Most Precious Resource

Melissa Kicklighter | Posted 10.15.2012 | Education
Melissa Kicklighter

As a school-based PTA leader, my focus was on caring for the students and faculty of our school by building a strong membership and community business partnerships and offering quality programs and services.

Bright Futures for All Children

Deirdre Pierce | Posted 10.15.2012 | Education
Deirdre Pierce

I was in the classes where students took pride in declaring all out war on subs, yet I stayed and worked past all of their efforts to get me to quit and always delivered my famous line "don't let this white hair fool you!"

The Key to our Children's Success

Janelle Sperry | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education
Janelle Sperry

Now that I'm a mom of a 10-year-old girl, I realize how important it is to be involved in our children's education from the moment they step into kindergarten.

Collaboration, Communication, Accountability, and Equity: The Key to Parental Engagement

Anne Stafford | Posted 10.13.2012 | Education
Anne Stafford

The most commonly used word in education when it comes to parental involvement is partnership. Often the education world tries to reach out to parents to develop a "partnership" that falls short of its definition.

Tennessee Bill Asks Parents To Grade Themselves On Report Cards

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 05.10.2012 | Education

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Educators exasperated by the need for greater parent involvement have persuaded Tennessee lawmakers to sign off on a novel bit of ...

First PTA Group For Gay Students Approved In New York

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 06.12.2012 | New York

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — Rachael Scheinman hears anti-gay slurs all the time. The senior at the Portledge School in Locust Valley, N.Y., says many o...

National PTA Losing Favor Among Parents

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 04.07.2012 | Parents

-- When Otha Thornton, president-elect of the National PTA, signed up to help lead the PTA at Maryland's Meade Senior High School in 2005, the chapte...

School Parent Group Supporting Gay Students Never Got Approval, Official Says

AP | By FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 01.02.2012 | Education

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- A New York group calling itself the first Parent-Teacher Association unit in the country dedicated to the needs of gay and lesbia...

Schools Pull Out All The Stops To Get Parents Involved

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Showing up at your child's school doesn't usually get you cheaper shoes or haircuts but in Detroit, one organization is hoping to use local discounts ...

Stepping Down From the PTA

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

I no longer have the energy to put into the PTA. Or, better stated, I have that energy but it's not energy that I wish to devote to the PTA anymore.