Our Children Magazine Is Now Digital and Free for Everyone

At National PTA, we recognize that one of the most important things we can do as an association is offer families and educators the resources they need to provide for their students’ success. For more than 100 years, Our Children magazine has been one of the best tools National PTA offers. Each issue includes information and in-depth analyses of current education issues, plus plenty of advice on how to run a strong, effective PTA.

Up to now, Our Children was directly available only to PTA leaders. Although many of our leaders regularly make copies of articles and hand them out at meetings, we want to make sure every member can rely on us for timely, relevant information.

To better serve all our members and the public at large, Our Children magazine is now available in a digital edition at PTA.org that is open to everyone free of charge. Not only will the online version duplicate the print issue, but it will also contain bonus content, with e-mail links and live URLs that lead to even more resources. The digital edition is easy to navigate; it allows you to skip through pages through the table of content and to share information with your social media networks with a click of a button.

We’re excited about Our Children’s new digital format, and we invite you to visit PTA.org/pta_magazine.asp to see for yourself!

The latest Our Children issue is available now! The October/November 2012 issue “Fundraisers, Start Your Engines” features multiple articles on fundraising during challenging economic times, as well as information about legal issues surrounding corporate sponsorships. Other articles include information about flu vaccinations, possible federal budget cuts to education, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education.

Here’s what we have coming up:

  • December 2012/January 2013: Education in the Age of Technology
  • February/March 2013: What IS Education Reform?
  • April/May 2013: Here’s to Teachers!

Emily Karsnak is a Marketing and Communications Specialist for the National PTA in Alexandria, VA.  Contact Emily at ekarsnak@pta.org.

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