7 Best Tips When Applying For a Grant

1. Know what grants exist and when to apply Sign up for National PTA’s newsletters and bookmark our grants page. 2. Tell a compelling story Make sure all your answers work together to highlight your PTA’s strengths. 3. Share how the grant would impact your school community Identify an existing need in your school community and explain how the grant will … [Read More...]

Inspiring the Next Generative of Digital Innovators

Technology is a powerful tool that is undeniably changing the foundation of education. Schools around the world are increasingly harnessing its reach to improve the educational experiences of their students. Some parents and teachers may wonder if this is the right learning path for their students, especially at the elementary levels. Below, we’ve addressed five … [Read More...]

Celebrate Global Handwashing Day, October 15, 2018!

October 15, 2018, marks the 11th annual Global Handwashing Day. This observance increases awareness and understanding of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent disease around the world. Handwashing is simple, inexpensive, and can dramatically reduce the number of young children who get sick. Educating students on the importance of … [Read More...]

Educating Communities and Closing the Digital Divide

Schools are assigning internet-based projects and using online dashboards to post homework assignments, study guides and discussion materials. While these innovative learning paths help many students thrive, they can lead to stress for students that don’t have internet access at home. Without internet access at home students rely on Wi-Fi cafes or public libraries … [Read More...]

National PTA Art Award Program Enters 50th Year

This year, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National PTA Reflections program! Reflections was established in 1969 by National PTA Board member and past Colorado PTA President, Mary Lou Anderson. She was a huge advocate of arts education, and truly understood the value arts education brought to the lives of students. We’re thrilled that fifty years … [Read More...]

My Experience Testifying Before the Federal Commission on School Safety

As the Federal Legislative Chair for Wyoming PTA, I testified before the Federal Commission on School Safety at a listening session in August in Cheyenne, WY.  In my testimony, I referenced National PTA’s position statements on school safety and shared my experiences as a trustee of the local school district, Laramie County School District 1. I am proud that … [Read More...]