Advocate for Education Funding Now!

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!

What Parents and Educators Can Do To Combat Hate Speech

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

National PTA Launches New YouTube Series

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