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Books Your Kids Will Love #FamiliesRead

This post is part of the PTA Family Reading Challenge Blog Party Challenge series. View the full post on "Happy Home Fairy". Reading is a habit that is HIGHLY encouraged in our home. You can find books in almost every room! When the boys were babies I kept books on the changing table for them to look at while I changed their diapers. There are a ton … [Read More...]

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Elementary and Secondary Education Act-No Child Left Behind to Be Reauthorized

Last week, National PTA joined with nine other education organizations to urge the U.S. Senate to bring the bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act-No Child Left Behind (ESEA-NCLB) to the floor for debate. “We applaud the Senate HELP Committee for their great bipartisan progress, but Congress must put kids first and finish its work before the … [Read More...]

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National PTA’s Family Reading Challenge Blog Party

This post is part of the PTA Family Reading Challenge Blog Party Challenge series. View the full post on "Books in the Burbs". When I was sent an email about the National PTA Family Reading Challenge Party, I was super excited.  Reading has always been an important part of my life, and I attribute my love of reading as helping me through graduate school! Why? … [Read More...]

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Secretary Duncan Announces Parents’ Set of Rights at National PTA Convention

At National PTA’s Convention on Friday, June 26, the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced a set of rights that outline what families should be able to expect for their children’s education. The rights identify three aspects of high-quality educational opportunities that every parent should be able to obtain for their child. To help prepare every … [Read More...]

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Vacation and Read Together—Take the Family Reading Challenge!

We’ve followed a boy who lives within the gears of a train station clock. Run with a boy turned superhero when struck by lightning. Solved puzzling cases with kids in a mysterious society. Cheered on a would-be prince restored to his throne. Cried through a first-love trip to Amsterdam. Looked for the lost class guinea pig with twin sisters. We’ve done all of … [Read More...]

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“Girl Meets World” Actor Auggie Maturo’s Mom Opens Up About his Food Allergies

(Sponsored Post) Greetings! I am Maha Maturo. You may know my son, Auggie, from his role on “Girl Meets World.” Together, we recently joined Mylan on an important initiative to share our personal story about a topic that affects Auggie and undoubtedly many people in your community: potentially life-threatening (severe) allergies. Like an estimated one in … [Read More...]