Right to Play and Your PTA

In our wrap-up of this spring’s legislative session, Illinois PTA noted the passage of SB654, the Right to Play Every Day bill that guaranteed every kindergarten through fifth grade student 30 minutes of “supervised, unstructured, child-directed play” every school day. Governor Pritzker has now signed the bill into law, and its requirements take effect immediately. If … Continue reading Right to Play and Your PTA

The Emergency Broadband Benefit

Internet access has been critical during the pandemic, and many of your school’s families may have struggled with obtaining devices or getting or maintaining internet service. The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary program from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that provides eligible households with discounts of up to $50/month for internet access and a one-time discount … Continue reading The Emergency Broadband Benefit

National PTA Launches Healthy Minds

The pandemic has brought discussions of mental health to the forefront, but many families may be struggling with how to prioritize mental health for themselves and their children. National PTA, in cooperation with GoGuardian, Pear Deck, and the Allstate Foundation, has launched Healthy Minds, an ongoing collection of information and resources for PTAs and families regarding … Continue reading National PTA Launches Healthy Minds