News & Press Releases

  • Shereen Walter Speaks at Press Conference in Support of Proposition 15

    Advocacy

    Shereen Walter, California State PTA’s Director of Legislation, spoke at a press conference on Thursday July 2 in support of Proposition 15, also known as the Schools and Communities First ballot initiative or the “split-roll” initiative. The press conference was organized by the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) and the Schools and Communities First campaign. […]

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  • California State PTA’s Statement in Support of the Supreme Court’s DACA Decision

    Press Releases + News

    California State PTA joins National PTA in supporting yesterday’s Supreme Court decision which blocks the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. California State PTA is committed to ensuring that all children – regardless of immigration status – are able to flourish in school, receive the healthcare they need, and live in safe and secure circumstances.

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  • Amid Dual Public Health Crises of COVID-19 and Racial Inequity, California State PTA Adopts Resolution to Support Prevention of Chronic Disease and Injury

    Press Releases + News

    During California State PTA’s Statewide Association Meeting from June 9-11, delegates from across the state voted to adopt a timely resolution making a commitment to advocate for increased funding for and education about chronic disease and injury prevention.

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  • National PTA Applauds Supreme Court’s Ruling on DACA Program

    Press Releases + News

    National PTA applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for ruling that the administration cannot end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. National PTA has long believed that every child residing in the United States—regardless of their immigration status—has the right of access to a high-quality public education, adequate food and shelter, and basic health care services.

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  • President-Elect Carol Green Testifies at State Assembly Education Hearing

    Advocacy

    On June 16, 2020, California State PTA President-Elect Carol Green testified on behalf of PTA during the State Assembly’s hearing titled “Re-Opening California’s Public Schools for the 2020-21 School Year.”

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  • CDE and NEP to Co-Host Virtual Student Support Circle on Institutional Racism and Implicit Bias

    Press Releases + News

    The California Department of Education and the National Equity Project are co-hosting a webinar on Thursday to allow middle school and high school age students from across the state to talk about how they are processing the unrest surrounding the death of George Floyd. They will also discuss practical solutions to institutional racism and implicit bias in public schools.

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  • California State PTA Announces Support for Better Mental Health Services for Children and Youth, and Additional Funding

    Press Releases + News

    During California State PTA’s Statewide Association Meeting taking place June 9-11, delegates from across the state voted to adopt a resolution that expands our members’ commitment to advocate for better mental health education for students, more mental health services in schools, and additional state funding for mental health and wellness programs for children and youth.

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  • California State PTA Announces Support for Measures that Prohibit the Sale, Marketing and Distribution of Flavored Tobacco and E-Cigarettes

    Press Releases + News

    During California State PTA’s Statewide Association Meeting, delegates from across the state voted to adopt a resolution to advocate for regulation of e-cigarettes and other “vaping” products, treatment for youth addicted to nicotine, and education of the public on the health effects of vaping.

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  • California State PTA Statement on Guidebook for Safe Reopening of California Schools

    Press Releases + News

    California State PTA is encouraged by the comprehensive and clear guidance laid out in ‘Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools.’ PTA participates in the State Superintendent’s Task Force and we are pleased to see how much of the work has been incorporated into the final report.

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  • State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Releases Guidance for Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools

    Press Releases + News

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today that the California Department of Education (CDE) has released comprehensive guidance that will support public school leaders across the state as they work with their local health officers to plan for the safe reopening of campuses and classrooms this fall.

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