Illinois PTA has advocated for education funding for decades and was instrumental in helping to pass the Evidence-Based Funding (EBF) formula in 2017. In passing the EBF formula, the legislature promised to provide an additional $350 million every year to the formula to bring Illinois schools up to adequate levels of funding. Last year, no new money … Continue reading Advocate for Education Funding Now!
Hate speech is more than harsh words. It is any form of expression meant to vilify, humiliate, or incite hatred against a group or class of people. It can be communicated by words, symbols, images, memes, emojis, or videos. Connect Safely has created a guide for parents and educators on how they can help children … Continue reading What Parents and Educators Can Do To Combat Hate Speech
Every Kid Healthy Week is an annual event organized by Action for Healthy Kids to celebrate school health and wellness during the last full week of April. Each day of the week focuses on a specific way schools and families can improve the health and wellness of kids. Your PTA can host an Every Kid … Continue reading Every Kid Healthy Week is April 26-30
National PTA is launching a new YouTube series called 10 Minutes to PTA the Transformative Way on March 29th. The series is part of National PTA’s Center for Family Engagement initiative and will help PTA leaders improve their family engagement efforts. As the title implies, the 10-minute videos will feature PTA leaders and experts in the field … Continue reading National PTA Launches New YouTube Series