NFL, USA Football, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 Announce Continued Commitment to Supporting Youth Health & Wellness

National PTA is proud to support the GENYOUth Foundation and its flagship program, Fuel Up to Play 60, the largest health and wellness program in schools across the country. Today, GENYOUth, Fuel Up to Play 60, the NFL and USA Football announced an expansion of their commitment to youth health and wellness by giving NFL FLAG Essentials Kits to one million students … [Read More...]


National PTA Applauds Bipartisan Legislation to Safeguard Children’s Data

Today, Representatives Luke Messer (R-IN) and Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015 as a means to protect student data. Technology is a powerful tool for teaching and learning, but at the same time, it is imperative that students' academic and personal information is protected. It is a top priority of National PTA … [Read More...]

Patricia Spradley

Education Week Recognizes Leadership in Family Engagement

Last month, I had the great fortune to be flown to Washington, DC by Education Week, where I was honored as one of sixteen nationally recognized “LEADERS TO LEARN FROM.” I was so very humbled and honored that family engagement was brought to the forefront of education, by such a prestigious organization. Other leaders were recognized for their work with education … [Read More...]


High-Poverty Schools Receive Healthy Meals

Students poised for academic success fuel their minds and bodies with nutritious meals every day—not just on test days. The Community Eligibility Provision, created by the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 and now available nationwide, enables high-poverty schools to offer all of their students a free and nutritious breakfast and lunch each school day. Now is the … [Read More...]


New Resource for Parents on Student Data Privacy

Technology and the Internet have created countless new opportunities for learning. Students can now read about virtually any subject from anywhere and can connect with people and places around the world. Teachers are harnessing the power of the technology to bring curriculum alive and modify instruction to meet the unique needs of every child. With the advent of … [Read More...]


Northwoods Elementary is STEAMing ahead!

On April 16, Northwoods Elementary in Cary, N.C. held their first STEAM Fair. The idea was to take STEM a step further by adding art into the equation. Northwoods’ PTA President, Crystal Hartzell explains, “Most will agree that art is a major key to creativity, and that creativity is the catalyst to innovation. Merging STEM and Arts education could accelerate the … [Read More...]