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Established in 1921, Highlands Council of PTA's currently represents twenty PTA organizations in the city of Los Angeles, as authorized by the Los Angeles Tenth District of the California State PTA; and is affiliated with the National PTA.
The Council was established under the authority of the California State PTA, for the purpose of collaboration, leadership training, and coordination of the efforts of the member units.
Highlands Council provides the units an opportunity for cooperation in promoting their common interests and discussion regarding their common issues. It coordinates the work of the member units with other agencies or organizations in the area working for children and youth.
It serves as a channel of communication between the state, and the Tenth District PTSA and the units.
Adhering to California State PTA's mission, Highlands Council of PTA's resolves to positively impact the lives of children and families by representing our members, and empowering and supporting them with skills in advocacy, leadership and communication.
To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
To raise the standards of home life.
To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.
Announcements and Top Stories
On June 16, 2021, the United States Congress overwhelmingly voted to pass a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday. We join the nation in recognizing and celebrating Juneteenth, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865 – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. As an organization, our PTA remains Read more about Juneteenth Freedom Day[…]
JULIE FLAPAN AND ALLISON SCOTT, EDSOURCE, June 1, 2021 This past year, we have focused on supporting remote learning, keeping students safe and providing access to the broadband and devices necessary to participate in schooling. As in-person instruction returns, however, let’s imagine a future where students are no longer just downloading apps, but learning to Read more about Make good on California’s commitment to equity — fund computer science classrooms[…]
by Sydney Johnson, EdSource, May 20, 2021; Picture by Allison Shelley for American Education California has a math problem. Nearly a decade after Common Core math standards were adopted in California, the majority of K-12 students are not yet meeting grade-level benchmarks, and Black and Latino students are underrepresented in rigorous accelerated programs. Now, a state-led recommendation Read more about California Math Curriculum Spurs New Controversy About Accelerated Learning[…]
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. About the Emergency Broadband Benefit The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 Read more about Emergency Broadband Benefit[…]
Don’t let students miss out! Student leaders are essential — now more than ever. Every high school in California should be well-represented at this important summer conference. The Ed100 Online Academy for Student Leaders is a massive, free online conference for leaders from all of California’s 2,000+ high schools. Each California high school is invited Read more about The 2021 Ed100 Online Summer Academy for California Student Leaders[…]
During his presidency, George W. Bush formally declared May as Jewish American Heritage Month, in 2006. This month the nation recognizes Jewish people who are living in and contributing to the social fabric of the United States. Originally, there was Jewish Heritage Week, which began in the 1980s under President Carter. Since Bush’s proclamation, every Read more about Jewish American Heritage Month[…]
Guest Speaker: Titus Campos, LAUSD Community of Schools Administrator, Eagle Rock/Highland Park Community of Schools Mr. Campos will talk about the LAUSD Instructional Calendar and the Program Year 2021-2022.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. PTA is dedicated to expanding mental-health supports and services for our kids. As parents, we know what it takes to keep a child physically healthy — nutritious food, exercise, immunizations — but the basics for good mental health aren’t always as clear. The first “basic” is to know that Read more about Mental Health Awareness Month[…]
June 30, 1977: The origin of AAPI Heritage Month dates back to the 95th Congress (1977-1978) when five joint resolutions were introduced proposing that a week in May be designated to commemorate the accomplishments of AAPIs.
“S” is for “Student” Students are part of the leadership of at least 325 high school communities in California, at least in name. Most high school PTAs have an “S” in their formal name (PTSA), which generally indicates that the board includes at least one student. In practice, though, most student leaders of PTSAs are Read more about The Role of Students in PTA’s[…]