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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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New York's Public School Children Lose Half a Billion Dollars Under President's Plan

Posted May 25, 2017

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May 25, 2017 (Albany) - NYS PTA is highly disappointed in the President's first budget. According to analysis by the State Education Department, New York's school children will lose an astounding $443 million in support.

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NYS PTA asks Parents and Families to Comment on three State Education Policy Proposals and Initiatives

Posted May 11, 2017

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May 11, 2017 (Albany) - NYS PTA is pleased that parents, families and educators will have three new opportunities to comment on policies that affect children.

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SLC Registration is now LIVE!

Posted May 9, 2017

SLC 2017Summer Leadership Conference (SLC) - PTA ... It's the Time, It's the Place

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NYS PTA asks Parents and Families to Comment on Revised Draft Standards, Comment Deadline June 2

Posted May 8, 2017

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May 8, 2017 (Albany) - NYS PTA is pleased that parents, families and educators will have another opportunity to comment and react to the second revised draft of the English Language Arts and Math standards.

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2017 National Reflections Winners Announced!

Posted May 5, 2017

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This past school year, thousands of students across the country and in US schools overseas contributed their original works to be considered for PTA's highest honor in the arts.

It is our privilege to announce the six 2017 National PTA Reflections Award Winners from New York.

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New Post to The Voice of NYS PTA – Hand in Hand

Posted April 20, 2017

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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.


NYS Budget supports children, more work to do

Posted April 12, 2017

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April 12, 2017 (Albany) – While we continue analysis of the State Budget, we are renewed by a commitment to support children both in school settings and in the community.

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NYS PTA looks forward to working with Albany to support ALL students in a budget agreement

Posted April 3, 2017

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April 3, 2017 (Albany) – Now that the legislature is beginning to pass the necessary extender to keep state government open, we look forward to working with the Governor and both houses of the legislature to enact a timely State Budget.

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NYS PTA Offers Final Budget Priorities: Calls for support for ALL students, funding for drug abuse prevention/treatment and Raise the Age

Posted March 28, 2017

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March 27, 2017 (Albany) – As budget negotiations draw to a close this week, NYS PTA offers priorities for negotiations on behalf of the parents and families of New York's 2.4 million school children.

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NYS PTA supports Raising the Age and reforms to the Juvenile Justice System

Posted March 28, 2017

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March 27, 2017 (Albany) – The Executive Budget includes legislation to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction to age 17 on January 1, 2019 and to age 18 on January 1, 2020, which has been supported at different levels in the legislature.

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ECB Releases Six End of Budget Requests

Posted March 28, 2017

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The Educational Conference Board has released six memorandum on end of budget priority issues.

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NYS PTA supports a parent's right to make educational decisions for their children

Posted March 24, 2017

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March 24, 2017 (Albany) – Over the next weeks our students will take the 3-8 English Language Arts and Math state standardized tests. NYS PTA reaffirms support for a parent's right to make educational decisions for their children.

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NYS PTA proud of former NYS PTA Board of Manager Susan Mittler, to sit on Board of Regents

Posted March 21, 2017

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March 21, 2017 (Albany) – Today, the NYS Legislature named Susan Mittler, retired Ithaca teacher to the soon to be vacant Board of Regents seat formerly held by Regent James Tallon. A retired teacher, Ms. Mittler is also a former member of the NYS PTA Board of Directors, serving as a Vice President, as well as a Substance Abuse Chair and Environment Chair.

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NYS PTA extremely disappointed in President's education budget

Posted March 17, 2017

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March 17, 2017 (Albany) – Yesterday, President Trump released his budget for federal Fiscal Year 2018. NYS PTA is extremely disappointed that the proposed $9.2 billion in cuts to public education, while including more than $250 million in allocations to expand privatization and private school options.

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2016-2017 PTA Reflections Art Program – What Is Your Story? Winners

Posted February 27, 2017

Reflections logoAnd the state winners are... 133 students!

Congratulations! Click here for the list of the 2016-17 NYS PTA Reflections winners.


National PTA Disappointed with Administration's Rescission of Guidance to Protect Transgender Students

Posted February 23, 2017

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From National PTA President Laura Bay:

National PTA is extremely disappointed that the Administration has rescinded the guidance. Every child deserves to receive a great education in a setting free from discrimination, harassment and violence.

Read Laura's full statement