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New York State PTA

One Wembley Court
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518.452.8808
Toll Free: 1.877.569.7782
Fax: 518.452.8105

Email: pta.office@nyspta.org

Advocates for Children

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From its inception as the first state branch of the National PTA formed in 1897, New York State PTA's long-held commitment to advocacy has been the fire within.


ADVOCACY NEWS HEADLINES

NYS PTA Welcomes the Education Commissioner

NYS PTA welcomes the Education Commissioner, Mary Ellen Elia.  We look forward to working with her to ensure that our children’s future is at the center of every education decision and that parents and families are engaged as full partners with a critical voice in arriving at those decisions. Together we seek to assure that all students in New York State receive a fair and equitable education that enables them to reach their full potential.

NYS PTA Coordinates and Participates in the NYSED Learning Summit

Click here for a link to a video of the parent portion of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Learning Summit on Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) held on Thursday, May 8. Thank you to NYSED for inviting parents to participate and to all of the panelists and the groups they represent for participating with their honest and candid viewpoints. Every Voice matters! 

NYS PTA's Testimony before the New York State Education Department - Learning Summit on APPR - May 7, 2015


TAKE ACTION: Next Steps for Assessments!

Leg/Ed LogoPlease share this message with your legislators, TODAY! Next Steps for Assessments! Student testing deemed questionable by parents and educators combined with a state budget that links aid increases to even greater use of test scores has resulted in a storm of protest.

An effective response will require both time and collaboration with state policy makers to craft solutions that will calm the rhetoric and improve student and teacher assessment to move education forward. To those ends we request immediate legislation so please click here to send this message to your legislators TODAY!

SLC Registration Now Open!

It is our pleasure to invite you and members of your PTA cast of stars to join us at the 2015 Summer Leadership Conference from July 24-July 26, 2015 at Utica College.

We hope that you and members of your unit, council or region will play a leading role as we “Roll Out the Red Carpet” for an “Event to Remember!”

Click here to register.

New Post to The Voice of NYS PTA – We All Want to do What is Right for Our Children

President's Logo“The Voice of NYS PTA” page/blog provides thoughts and commentary from the President of the NYS PTA, Bonnie Russell, on topics of interest to our membership. Please click here to read the latest message.

PARP Re-Naming Contest – We Need Your Help!

PARP LogoSend us your new name for PARP. Please click here for the official form.

In order to keep up with the times, we are updating the name of PARP (Parents As Reading Partners); however, the one rule is that it must still have the PARP acronym.

Click here to read more.

New Post to The Voice of NYS PTA – Assessments

President's Logo“The Voice of NYS PTA” page/blog provides thoughts and commentary from the President of the NYS PTA, Bonnie Russell, on topics of interest to our membership. Please click here to read the latest message.

New Post to The Voice of NYS PTA – A Sad Day for Education in New York

President's Logo“The Voice of NYS PTA” page/blog provides thoughts and commentary from the President of the NYS PTA, Bonnie Russell, on topics of interest to our membership. Please click here to read the latest message.

TAKE ACTION: ENOUGH!

Leg/Ed LogoPlease share this message with your legislators, TODAY! ENOUGH! A day or a year lost in a child’s life can never be reclaimed. REJECT Governor Cuomo’s demand that would link school aid increases to destructive teacher evaluation reforms! Please click here to send this message to your legislators TODAY!

Mobile App Home PageDid You Know, We Have an App for That?

NYS PTA now has a Mobile Phone App that we launched just before Convention! If you haven't downloaded it yet, please go to your itunes or google play store and search for "NYS PTA". You gain access to news, our resource guide, advocacy news, directory information, the PTA online Store, Capwiz, Bylaws EZ, events and much more.

If you are on the PTA website from your mobile phone or tablet, you can click on the logos from the home page located in the lower left column.

 

From its inception as the first state branch of the National PTA formed in 1897, New York State PTA’s long-held commitment to advocacy has been the fire within. Ignited by the efforts of a very small group of mothers gathered in Chautauqua, N.Y., today’s more than 346,000 members continue to raise their voices to speak up for children. Together we work for a common purpose: to secure adequate laws, regulations and policies for the care and protection of children and youth. To achieve this objective PTA advocates bring critical issues that affect the education, health and welfare of children and youth before the public, policy makers and elected officials. Connecting our more than 1500 grass-root units and councils, 16 regions, the state Board of Directors and National PTA is the shared belief that:

“Advocacy is at the heart of PTA's mission and vision. Taking action provides both parents and PTA leaders with the resources to become more involved with their community at home and their community across the nation.”

Excerpted from National PTA website

It is our hope that PTA members and advocacy partners will use this site to learn about New York State PTA's current basic policy, positions, directives, issues and advocacy efforts and link these to their own advocacy efforts at the grassroots level. To receive important action alerts and messages, sign up for Capwiz, our electronic advocacy system.

While we speak for every child with one voice, the more voices the louder the chorus! Join us to keep the advocacy flame burning and sustain the legacy of that first small group of women in upstate NY. In doing so, we will realize our vision: to make New York State PTA the premier association for advocacy and parent involvement association for all children!

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