PTA's Take Your Family to School Week is celebrated each year during the week leading up to PTA Founders Day (February 17) to pay tribute to PTA's legacy of building family-school partnerships. PTAs…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Schultz Dec 20, 2011.
Edweek just posted an interesting article about the transition from elementary school to middle school.The research shows 'students moving from grade 5 into middle school show a “sharp drop” in math…Continue
Started Nov 29, 2011
Last week I posted a blog about new tools that are available to help engage families at the high school level. One question I often hear is, "what about middle school?" Middle school or junior high school is a challenging time for families and students! Today I found a great blog post related to middle school needs I'd like to share with you. Check it out at Ed.gov Blog.
Posted on November 22, 2011 at 9:35am
Traditionally, it's always seemed as though families are less engaged at the high school level. There are also fewer resources for engaging families at the secondary level. Coincidence? I bring this up because a few new resources have been released this week. Each of these focus on effective strategies for engaging families in their children's schools at the secondary level.…Continue
Posted on November 18, 2011 at 1:46pm
Today I was asked about specific strategies that PTA units can use to support student success. Standard 3 of the PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships is supporting student success and is someting that many people struggle to implement. According to the National Standards, Goals, and Indicators for Family-School Partnerships, supporting student success occurs when "families and school staff continuously collaborate to support students' learning and healthy development both at…Continue
Posted on October 24, 2011 at 9:43am
Hello, friends! Today the fantastic team at National PTA uploaded a webinar that explains the Take Your Family to School Week grant applications and process. We are really excited to have made this available to you so you can develop really strong applications! Thanks to the generous funding from the AXA Foundation, we will be giving away 45 grants of up to $1,000 to PTA units in good standing. Grants are due by 5:00 pm eastern time on October 28, 2011.
You can read more…Continue
Posted on October 18, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment