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National PTA Urges Congress and the Administration to Halt Zero-Tolerance Policy Separating Undocumented Children and Families

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 20, 2018)–National PTA urges Congress and the administration to immediately stop the zero-tolerance policy that is resulting in harmful separation of undocumented children from their parents and family members. Our association also seeks immediate reunification of families presently separated under current enforcement policy. “The separation of a child from their parent creates emotional stress and trauma that can adversely impact every aspect of their life,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “Keeping families together and ensuring that undocumented children—and all children—are treated with dignity and respect, are adequately cared for, and have the opportunity to reach their

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Announcing the 2018 Delaware PTA Scholarship Recipient

    Emma Brown, 2018 Graduate of Charter School of Wilmington received a $1000.00 scholarship from the Delaware PTA Betty Lewis Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarded to graduating Delaware students planning to pursue a career in Education or Early Childhood Education. Brown is a member of the Charter School of Wilmington Volley Ball team and the Crew Team where she has serve as team captain. In addition to her extra-curricular activities at school, Emma Brown volunteers her time tutoring other students and is involved with several community organizations including Coastal Cleanup, Love of Christ Church and Project 10:27. Emma will be

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Application Open for National PTA’s 2018 Youth Advocacy Summit

National PTA will be hosting a Youth Advocacy Summit this Fall from October 14-16, 2018 in Alexandria, VA. The summit will host 10-12 active PTA or PTSA members, or National Supporting Members, between the ages of 18-22 (at the time of the summit), who exemplify the qualities of creativity, leadership and dedication, and have positively affected policy or change in his or her school or community in a way that aligns with PTA’s mission and public policy agenda. The application for the summit is open now and the deadline for nominations is July 15, 2018. The application, along with a

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June 2018 Local Unit Leadership Training

Are you  A newly elected officer and unsure of what you are doing?  A returning officer and are looking for a refresher?  Looking to get a head start on your membership outreach planning over the summer and need ideas?   Please join us on Wednesday, June 6th for PTA Officer Leadership Training at Stanton Middle School, located at 1800 Limestone Rd, Wilmington DE 19804. The training will run from 6 – 8:30pm. Sign-in begins at 5:45pm. Dinner will be provided. All PTA officers that will be serving for the 2018-2019 school year must attend Leadership Training. This is the first of several Leadership

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Delaware PTA Elects New President and 1st Vice President

April 28, 2018 Today at the voting body of the Delaware State PTA elected Julie Alvarez as the new State President during the 108th Annual State Convention. Alvarez succeeds Dr. Terri Hodges, who served as the State President for five years. A resident of the Red Clay School District, Julie served in various leadership positions with the North Star PTA before being appointed by Dr. Hodges to serves as Delaware PTA’s interim 1st VP earlier this year. Julie will serve alongside newly elected 1st-VP Caroline Harrison -DeJose. Caroline, a resident of the Brandywine School District has been extremely active with

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Outgoing PTA President Dr. Terri Hodges, Farewell Address

      My involvement with PTA began in 2005 when my now 17-year-old daughter was in Kindergarten. I was a Delaware transplant and didn’t know too much about the public education system in Delaware, nor did I know much about PTA.  But I knew that I wanted to be actively involved with my daughter’s education. I didn’t mind helping in the classroom and chaperoning field trips, but I wanted a deeper level of involvement that extended beyond the walls of my daughter’s classroom. I knew that if I was going to help my daughter succeed in school, that I

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PTA Day in Dover & Rally for K3 Funding

Please join Delaware PTA for our Annual Advocacy Day in Dover!   When : Weds May 9, 2018 Time : 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Where: Senate Caucus Room Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware Advocacy can seem intimidating, however, anyone can do it and we are here to show you the process. Do you know what education legislation is being introduced this legislative session? Have you ever met with your local state senator or representative? Do you know the difference between local, state and federal policy? Learn about the bills that could affect you as either a general education or special education

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