California State PTA Responds to Verdict in Chauvin Trial

We are a nation traumatized by racial injustice. The murder verdict in the George Floyd case is one important signal that police who use excessive force and discriminatory practices are not above the law. Incidents of discriminatory practices and racial injustice happen not only on our public streets but in our public schools. As PTA Read more about California State PTA Responds to Verdict in Chauvin Trial[…]

California State PTA Responds to the Georgia Shootings

California State PTA condemns the Georgia shootings and the recent violence against Asian Americans in our country. Our association stands firmly against racism in all forms and denounces all racial violence. It is critical that we rise to correct inequities and injustices. California State PTA and our constituent associations remain committed to improving diversity, equity Read more about California State PTA Responds to the Georgia Shootings[…]

How Kusema Thomas missed six weeks of distance learning in LA Unified middle school

Technology and communication problems left him out of virtual classes and chronically absent. NOVEMBER 19, 2020 by John Fensterwald, EdSource Kusema Thomas II got Fs on his first two sixth-grade report cards at a Los Angeles Unified middle school. His homeroom teacher marked him absent for 38 days over 10 weeks. His English teacher warned that Read more about How Kusema Thomas missed six weeks of distance learning in LA Unified middle school[…]

A Parent’s Guide to Student Privacy

By Elizabeth Laird, Center for Democracy & Technology About This Guide How Do I know If My Child’s Information Is Protected? A Parent’s Guide to Student Privacy seeks to empower parents and help you ask your child’s school questions to advocate for your child’s privacy. The guide is meant to raise awareness around student privacy and Read more about A Parent’s Guide to Student Privacy[…]

Why Students Need Social-Emotional Learning Now

By Arianna Prothero , Education Week, September 2, 2020 School leaders and educators are facing pressures from all quarters when it comes to starting school this fall—whether it’s trying to make up for lost learning, navigating the logistical challenges of safely opening school buildings, or steering the political challenges of closing them. All of this is Read more about Why Students Need Social-Emotional Learning Now[…]

Schools Left in the Lurch as Negotiations on Coronavirus-Relief Bill Collapse

By Lauren Camera, Senior Education Writer, US News & World Report, Aug. 12, 2020, at 9:47 a.m. WHEN PRESIDENT Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders aimed at providing economic relief to blunt the repercussions of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the action eviscerated high-level negotiations on a bill to provide a major new infusion of federal support, leaving the Read more about Schools Left in the Lurch as Negotiations on Coronavirus-Relief Bill Collapse[…]

Time’s Running Out to Register for #PTAConLive20

Secure your spot for a summer of world-class leadership training, inspirational keynote speakers and transformational approaches your PTA can use for the upcoming school year. Here’s what you need to know: General registration closes 11:59 p.m. EDT, July 19. Register now. If you wish to vote as a state PTA delegate for National PTA elections, Read more about Time’s Running Out to Register for #PTAConLive20[…]

Resources on Community Unrest, Justice and Support

Helping Your Child Cope with Media Coverage of Community Racial Trauma: Tips for Parents – Short video with excellent recommendations for parents and teacher alike. Can be subtitled in multiple languages. Estos videos pueden subtitularse en varios idiomas. Positive Behavior Intervention and Support/Restorative Practices – facilitating circle in a virtual space. George Floyd, Racism and Law Enforcement – ADL’s Read more about Resources on Community Unrest, Justice and Support[…]