Your district is required to 'engage parents' in developing its annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). California parent leaders can use the LCAP to influence their district's priorities, but only if they understand the process. What's in an LCAP, and how does the process actually work?
Social emotional challenges like depression and anxiety can undermine learning. Shereen Walter, president of the California State PTA, highlights the growing openness that is enabling school communities to make progress on addressing this challenge.
The Pandemic took a heavy toll on mental health. There may be a silver lining: it exposed issues that needed more attention anyway. Shereen Walter explains some of the things parents, PTAs, and legislators can do to help.
Many PTA governing boards include high school students. Why not all of them, asks Kathryn Rickard, a student member of the board of the California State PTA. This summer, she will to announce a statewide organizing effort for students who serve on PTA boards. Here's how to learn more about it.
The California State PTA Convention will be held online this year. There are great reasons to sign up, including an Ed100 Workshop, which will explore four Big Ideas that can help PTAs plan for the year ahead. Here’s a preview.
Here's a plan to take your PTA to a new level of understanding about California's education system.
The Ed100 drawing is coming up fast, and your school's PTA could win $1,000. Here's WHY we hold these drawings.
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