Families from across Illinois gathered this past Saturday at Millikin University for Spotlight: A Children’s Celebration of Art and Community. The event at Kirkland Fine Arts Center showcased approximately 500 PTA Reflections entries that advanced to the state level of judging, provided a wide variety of workshops, and recognized student artists and leaders from across … Continue reading Second Annual Spotlight Celebrates Illinois’s Amazing Children
Alice McLellan Birney aspired to create a better world for children at a time when many of them left school early in their teenage years to begin working in factories. Alice found someone who shared her vision in Phoebe Apperson Hearst, and on February 17, 1897 they began to implement that vision with the first … Continue reading Plan Now to Celebrate PTA Founders’ Day
If you’ve got a high school senior in your house, your family is likely deep in the college application process and wondering how to pay for it all as well. Navigating the various types of student loans and other financial aid can be confusing, especially if you’re going through it for the first time. The … Continue reading Navigate the Financial Aid Wilderness with This Federal Infographic
What? The Illinois PTA has two scholarships available throughout the state each year. The top prize is $3,000 and the runner up is $2,000. Who? Any public high school senior that has a GPA of 3.0 or better. They must be enrolled in the education field or an education-related field (e.g., to become a school … Continue reading Money for Future Teachers Available!