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New York State PTA

One Wembley Court
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518.452.8808
Toll Free: 1.877.569.7782
Fax: 518.452.8105

Email: pta.office@nyspta.org

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In this section of the website you will find resources for parents, students, and teachers/administrators that will help address the beliefs below pertaining to parent involvement, engaging educators, and helping students.


RESOURCES NEWS HEADLINES

 

Calling All Volunteers: Leadership is in All of Us!

Posted Deember 15, 2016

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Advocating for our families and making every child's potential a reality takes the passion of our volunteers.

Are you interested in volunteering for a state level office, role, project or committee? Then say Yes to Leadership!

Click here to learn more.

NYS PTA Featured on Capital Tonight

Posted December 14, 2016

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NYS PTA was featured this week on Capital Tonight with Liz Benjamin, discussing testing and education funding.

You can watch it here.


NYS PTA Featured on the Capital Pressroom Radio Show

Posted December 7, 2016

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NYS PTA was featured this week on the Capital Pressroom, discussing school aid and support for ELL students. You can listen hereExecutive Director Kyle Belokopitsky is the first guest.


NYS PTA Testifies in Support for English Language Learners

Posted December 6, 2016

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Executive Director Kyle Belokopitsky testified to the NYS Assembly on behalf of New York's 2.6 million school children this week and discussed increased support for English Language Learning (ELL) students and their families. See testimony here.


Press Release

Posted December 2, 2016

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Educational Conference Board report calls for $2 billion increase for schools (December 2, 2016) MORE



New Post to The Voice of NYS PTA – Message from New NYS PTA President

Posted November 21, 2016

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"The Voice of NYS PTA" page/blog provides thoughts and commentary from NYS PTA President Gracemarie Rozea on topics of interest to our membership. Please click here to read the latest message.


New Post to The Voice of NYS PTA – Throughout the State

Posted October 17, 2016

"The Voice of NYS PTA" page/blog provides thoughts and commentary from NYS PTA President Bonnie Russell on topics of interest to our membership. Please click here to read the latest message.

NYS PTA Sees Hope in Draft Changes to Standards, More Work to Do

Posted September 21, 2016

 

NYS PTA responds to the proposed changes to ELA and Mathematics Standards shared by NYSED. Click here to read our response. To read the press release from SED on revised standards, click here. NYSED is accepting public comments through November 4, 2016 and will present to the Board of Regents in early 2017.

NYS PTA on Capitol Pressroom Discussing Second ESSA Letter

Posted September 14, 2016

NYS PTA President Bonnie Russell and Executive Director Kyle Belokopitsky discuss pressing education issues such as the Every Student Succeeds Act with Liz Benjamin on Capitol Tonight. Click here to view the video clip of the conversation.

Letter to US Department of Education about Every Student Succeeds Act, Part 2

Posted September 13, 2016

Recently, NYS PTA sent a letter to the US Department of Education which summarized our comments and concerns with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)-Part 2, which you can read here. The letter, along with a press release that can be read here, was also sent to NYSED, ECB and both media and legislative contacts.

New Post to The Voice of NYS PTA – Back to School Already?

Posted September 6, 2016

"The Voice of NYS PTA" page/blog provides thoughts and commentary from NYS PTA President Bonnie Russell on topics of interest to our membership. Please click here to read the latest message.

New Membership System is now Live!

Posted September 1, 2016

The new NYS PTA Online Unit Portal is now live! Login credentials will be sent out via email soon. To become a member, search for your unit by clicking here.

 

Letter to US Department of Education about Every Student Succeeds Act

Posted August 23, 2016

Recently. NYS PTA sent a letter to the US Department of Education which summarized our comments and concerns with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which you can read here. The letter, along with a press release that can be read here, was also sent to NYSED, ECB and both media and legislative contacts.

New e-Newsletter to our Membership is Launched

Posted August 19, 2016

Check out our new NYS PTA e-newsletter to members for information about advocacy, events, membership and resource links by clicking here.  #‎carrythecardthatcounts‬ ‪#‎BeaPartofChangeandTakeAction‬


NYS PTA on Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

Posted August 5, 2016

NYS PTA President Bonnie Russell and Executive Director Kyle Belokopitsky discuss pressing education issues such as the Every Student Succeeds Act, tax cap and school aid with reporter Susan Arbetter. Click here to listen (interview with PTA starts at 35:35).

NYS PTA President and Executive Director Interviewed by Karen DeWitt

Posted August 4, 2016

NYS PTA President Bonnie Russell and NYS PTA Executive Director Kyle McCauley Belokopitsky were interviewed by Karen Dewitt of WXXI News to discuss the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Listen to the interview here.

NYS PTA President and Executive Director Appear on Capitol Tonight

Posted August 3, 2016

NYS PTA's Executive Director Kyle McCauley Belokopitsky and President Bonnie Ryan Russell share concerns about education, the Every Student Succeeds Act, tax cap and school funding, on Capital Tonight. Watch it here.

New Post to The Voice of NYS PTA – Summer Flies By - PTA Still Advocating!

Posted July 29, 2016

"The Voice of NYS PTA" page/blog provides thoughts and commentary from NYS PTA President Bonnie Russell on topics of interest to our membership. Please click here to read the latest message.

NYS PTA Members Convened at Utica College for Summer Leadership Conference

Posted July 21, 2016 / Updated August 4, 2016

Hundreds of parents and educators attended a three-day conference at Utica College, where they continued their mission to support New York's students, families, educators and schools.

For access to workshops and other photos/tweets from the event, click here.

New Post to The Voice of NYS PTA – Summer Flies By - PTA Still Advocating!

Posted July 29, 2016

"The Voice of NYS PTA" page/blog provides thoughts and commentary from NYS PTA President Bonnie Russell on topics of interest to our membership. Please click here to read the latest message.

Update on NYSED Standards Review Committee Members

Posted June 22, 2016

The names, category (parent, teacher, administrator and grades/levels where appropriate) and the respective school district/location have now been posted to the AimHighNY website from the links below:

English Language Arts Standards Review Committee

Math Standards Review Committee

For more information about the process and the next steps for future involvement, click here.

Standards Review Committee Update

Posted May 23, 2016

NYSED has now finalized the selection of the 16 parents that will be participating in the first phase of the Standards Review Committees for ELA and for Mathematics. Click here to read the thank you letter that NYSED sent to us for coordinating this effort which also lists the different organizations that we connected with when marketing this opportunity. To read the letter that NYSED sent to the over 300 applicants that thanks them for applying for the committees, click here.

PTA Reflections — Six Receive National Honors

Posted May 16, 2016

This year, NYS PTA proudly acknowledges six New York State students, each receiving national honors.

Click here for the complete list.


 

In this section of the website you will find resources for parents, students, and teachers/administrators that will help address those beliefs below pertaining to parent/family engagement, engaging educators, and helping students.

Beliefs

  • Every child deserves to have his/her basic needs met.
  • Every child deserves an education designed to meet the child's needs.
  • Public education is the appropriate forum to prepare children for participation in a democratic society.
  • Every child deserves our continued commitment to advocacy.
  • PTA will take the lead in parent involvement by training parents to be partners in education.
  • PTA will take the lead in promoting the value of parent involvement with the community and educational partners.
  • We are responsible for identifying, understanding, and meeting the needs of our diverse membership.
  • Educators are integral part of our association.
  • Education and leadership training and self-evaluation are essential at all levels.
  • Programs and materials should be provided to enhance parenting skills.
  • Challenging oneself leads to growth.