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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 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.

Click here to read more.

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.

Click here to read more.

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.

Click here to read more.

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.

Click here to read more.

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.

Click here to read more.

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.

Click here to read more.

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 here.

NYS PTA Testifies at NYS Legislature's Joint Budget Hearing on Education

Posted February 14, 2017

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NYS PTA Executive Director Kyle McCauley Belokopitsky appeared at the NYS Legislature's Joint Budget Hearing on Education. Click here to read NYS PTA's full testimony,

 

NYS PTA in the News

Posted February 13, 2017

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NYS PTA Executive Director Kyle McCauley Belokopitsky spoke on The Capitol Pressroom about the new #IlovePublicSchools campaign, Career and Technical Education and more. Listen here for more.

Kyle also appeared on Capital Tonight, talking about our great public schools. Check it out here.

NYS PTA Sends Letter About Education Secretary Nominee DeVos

Posted January 26, 2017

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NYS PTA President Gracemarie Rozea and Executive Director Kyle McCauley Belokopitsky, Esq. sent a letter to US Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer, expressing deep concern with many of the education positions Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos has communicated during her recent Senate confirmation hearing. Read the full letter here.

NYS PTA Encouraged by Cuomo's College Tuition Announcement, Looks Forward to Future Discussions

Posted January 3, 2017

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NYS PTA is pleased to hear Governor Cuomo's proposal for making college tuition-free for New York's middle class families, improving access to public higher education and providing affordable education opportunities for families and students. MORE

New Post to The Voice of NYS PTA – The Value of a PTA Volunteer

Posted January 3, 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.



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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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.



Press Release

Posted November 16, 2016

NYS PTA Members gather to advocate for children and families at the 120th Annual New York State PTA Convention ‘Communicate to Advocate’ (November 16, 2016) MORE

NYS PTA on Capitol Tonight - November 9, 2016

Posted November 15, 2016

Russell-Belokopitsky interview 11-9-16NYS PTA is preparing new leadership. This comes as the state is reviewing its ELA and math standards. Outgoing NYS PTA President Bonnie Russell and Executive Director Kyle Belokopitsky talk with Liz Benjamin.

Click here to watch.

PTA Reflections – Roadshow Video

Posted October 17, 2016

An amazing day on Saturday, October 15, 2016, celebrating our student artists and musicians at the NYS PTA Reflections Roadshow!

A huge thanks to Monroe 1 BOCES and their District Superintendent Dan White for hosting us, Genesee Valley Region PTA for bringing the event together, Reflections Specialist Amanda Tobias and staff for all the hard work behind the scenes. Special thank you to all students who participate in the Reflections program!

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.

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.