Social and Emotional Learning Pays Off

In 2009, Illinois PTA convention delegates adopted a resolution stating that based on Illinois PTA’s legislative positions, we would: actively distribute information on and promote the inclusion of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) content, skills, evaluation and assessment standards within school curricula as has been developed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE); encourage … Continue reading Social and Emotional Learning Pays Off

Advocacy in Action: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know about the Choking Game

Today we can celebrate our recent progress on our 2013 Resolution on Prevention of Asphyxiation Games (the Choking Game). Today we are another step closer to eliminating participation in this dangerous activity. The joint efforts of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Illinois PTA have brought two important publications in this … Continue reading Advocacy in Action: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know about the Choking Game

Answer the Call for Resolutions – and Make a Difference for Illinois’ Youth!

As we begin the 2014-2015 school year, think about how you can make a difference for our children in Illinois with a Resolution for the Illinois PTA! Each year at the Illinois PTA Convention we have an opportunity to vote on Resolutions that have been proposed by our Membership – and every year that one … Continue reading Answer the Call for Resolutions – and Make a Difference for Illinois’ Youth!