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A New School Year, a New Education Law

A new school year comes with new people to meet, new material to learn and new expectations. This year, it also comes with a new education law—the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Across the country, states and districts are crafting new education plans that will guide the implementation of ESSA. The process of implementing the law presents an important … [Read More...]

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Four Simple Tips to Grow Your PTA

Many schools have a base of “die-hard” PTA fans. These are the parents who keep renewing their membership in the PTA year after year, with little or no prompting. But the base of die-hard fans simply isn’t big enough to sustain your PTA membership. The good news: If you provide enough value, many more people would join your PTA. Tip #1: Provide strong … [Read More...]

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Why Bad Moms Need PTA

This article was originally published on Huffington Post. (Photo Credit: STX Entertainment) I’m sure you’ve seen the advertisements on Facebook and TV for the new comedy Bad Moms, released in theaters July 29. It tells the story of an over-worked and over-committed PTA mom who teams up with other stressed-out moms to free themselves from the everyday … [Read More...]

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Use TV Parental Guidelines to Find the Best Programs for Kids

Home from school with spare time, the summer offers many children the opportunity to watch more television. While each individual family has its own standards for deciding what’s appropriate for its children to watch, the TV Parental Guidelines is a helpful resource to help parents make informed decisions on which programs are suitable for their children. What … [Read More...]

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Implement Healthy Habits All Year Long

Lysol is a financial sponsor of National PTA and has been invited to submit a blog post as part of their engagement with PTA. National PTA does not endorse any commercial entity, product or service, and no endorsement is implied by this content. The summer break has officially begun and your children are likely making the most of every minute of every day, from … [Read More...]

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Protecting the Progress We’ve Made in School Nutrition

It’s hard to believe that before long, it will be back-to-school time again.  Like many of you, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been hard at work this summer preparing for the upcoming school year. Over the past six years since the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, a key component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, … [Read More...]