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Plan Now for Teacher Appreciation Week

Join us as we celebrate the hard work of outstanding teachers during National PTA’s Teacher Appreciation Week,May 4-8. Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to personally thank your students’ teachers for making a positive impact on their education and lives. To help you plan for the week, we’ve created a Teacher Appreciation Week Promotional Toolkit with ideas and resources you can use to honor teachers: Send a Thank You Card Get ideas from our Pinterest Board Download Social Media Images Use our sample tweets We also encourage you to celebrate a former teachers and tell them what you’ve accomplished because of their influence. Use #ThankATeacher to join the conversation

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Delaware PTA’s Response to Press Release on SBAC and DE Higher Ed Institutions

  In a statement made today by Governor Markell, Delaware PTA learned that the four colleges; Wilmington University, University of Delaware, Delaware Technical and Community College and Delaware State University have all agreed that the outcomes of the 11th grade Smarter Balanced Assessments is a good indicator of college readiness. In addition, these institutions have all agreed to accept the assessment in lieu of other placement exams. At a time when there is so much turbulence in our public education system, we are disheartened to learn that the conversations that proceeded this major conclusion did not include input from any

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DELAWARE COLLEGES SAY SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENTS ARE GOOD MEASURE OF COLLEGE READINESS

Dover– Four institutions of higher education in Delaware—the University of Delaware,  Delaware Technical Community College, Delaware State University and Wilmington University—all have said students’ scores on the state’s new 11th grade Smarter Assessments are a good measure of college readiness and will be accepted in lieu of a separate placement test, Gov. Jack Markell announced today.   High school juniors started taking the Smarter English language arts (ELA) and Smarter Mathematics assessments Monday and all students will complete them before June 4. The colleges’ decisions mean that students who score 3 or better on the tests’ 4-point scale now will

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Free e-Learning courses for PTA members

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Local Unit Elections

We are approaching election time for local PTA units in Delaware. Once your PTA has held elections, please submit an updated officers’ roster ASAP. You can submit the roster online using our electronic submission form or download the pdf and send it into the state office. Both options are available under the forms library on our website at http://delawarepta.org/running-your-pta-4/running-your-pta-2/ Please Note: If your PTA’s officers are continuing a two year term, you still must submit the Officers & Chairs Report. Questions? Contact Delaware PTA at de_office@pta.org

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This email is being sent on behalf of Marques Ivey, Chair, National PTA Bylaws and Policy Committee

  The National PTA Board of Directors has approved the proposed bylaws revision submitted by the Bylaws and Policy Committee. The proposed bylaws document and additional supporting materials can be found athttp://www.pta.org/bylaws. Included on the site are the following materials: Current National PTA Bylaws Proposed National PTA Bylaws Revision Proposed Amendments to National PTA’s Articles of Incorporation Cross Reference Document that highlights the Proposed Bylaws changes Image Highlighting the Alignment of National PTA’s Governing Documents Please feel free to share the materials with your membership and use this video at your state PTA Conventions or state Board meetings. Download the video here: http://tbf.me/a/ByEoNq. Additional documents

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Hot Topic: Standardized Testing

  http://www.metrokids.com/MetroKids/April-2015/Hot-Topic-Standardized-Testing/ The debate around the PSSA, the PARCC and the Smarter Balanced Assessment By Terri Akman and Ilene Laurel Fill in the blank: Which of these opinions about standardized tests do you most agree with? (Find the Quote Key at the bottom of this page.) “Too much time is devoted to test-taking strategies. That’s not actual education, so it seems pointless. And who hasn’t seen the local stories about principals and teachers ‘helping’ students (aka cheating)? I don’t think these tests accurately gauge where students truly are academically.” 2. “Standardized tests are related to the federal mandate of No Child Left

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