News & Press Releases

  • New English-to-Spanish Translation Feature on Website

    Press Releases + News

    California State PTA is excited to announce that capta.org now offers English-to-Spanish translation, using the Google Translate plug-in tool. We think this tool will make our website more accessible to the thousands of PTA members who primarily communicate in Spanish. Simply navigate to the page you want to translate, then click the “Translate” icon in the upper right corner and select “Spanish.”

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  • SkyOne Webinar – Dec. 8, 2020

    Membership Marketing

    Join PTA and SkyOne Federal Credit Union for a Zoom webinar on Dec. 8, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. where we’ll discuss SkyOne’s newest perk for units, and how it can help you recruit new members!

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  • Convention 2021 is Going Virtual!

    Events

    On Saturday, November 7, the Board of Managers acted upon the recommendation of the Board of Directors and approved a virtual Convention 2021. The BOD & BOM concluded that this is the most responsible choice, based on the results of the convention survey, analysis of numerous financial scenarios, and evaluation of the latest public health guidelines and predictions about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Attend Family Day at the California STEAM Symposium – Dec. 13

    Events

    The California STEAM Symposium in partnership with California State PTA invites you to join us for Family Day, which is designed for parents and children to #DiscoverTogether. Enjoy a day of learning, joy, laughter, and inspiration during Family Day, which takes place Sunday, Dec. 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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  • State Board of Education Approves Shorter Standardized Tests to Give Schools Flexibility Amidst COVID-19 Uncertainties

    Education

    The State Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved the use of shorter standardized tests in English language arts and math this spring, creating a path for collecting critical student data amidst COVID-19 uncertainties. The Board’s action also recognizes the need for innovative solutions to support students, schools and districts as they confront myriad challenges associated with the pandemic.

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  • California State PTA Disappointed by Proposition 16 Defeat

    Press Releases + News

    California State PTA announces its disappointment over the defeat of Proposition 16 in the general election on November 3rd. The passage of this initiative would have changed how factors like race, gender and ethnicity can be considered in state hiring, contracting, and education admissions decisions, and would have restored equal opportunity in California. “We are disappointed that Proposition 16 did not pass, as it would have allowed for greater equity in every aspect of life for the children and youth of California,” said Celia Jaffe, President of California State PTA.

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  • Virtual School Smarts Program Launch Meeting – Nov. 20

    Events

    Join us via Zoom on Friday, November 20 from 3-4:00 p.m. to learn more about the award-winning School Smarts Parent Engagement Program’s transformation to a virtual environment. For the past 10 years School Smarts has inspired more than 10,000 parents to more deeply engage in their child’s school experience. The seven-session School Smarts program provides […]

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  • October 29 Webinar: “Arts Education in the New Normal: Essential Resources for Right Now”

    Press Releases + News

    Join us for an interactive webinar on Thursday, October 29 at 4:30 pm in which California State PTA and our partner agencies will discuss the newest resources and essential information about arts education in the new landscape of distance learning.

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  • Listening Sessions on Race and Racism

    Press Releases + News

    California State PTA will be hosting a series of “listening sessions” on the topics of race and racism. These sessions will take place in January and February, and each will be geared toward a different group. We will also be hosting “Train the Trainer” workshops, to teach interested PTA members how to lead racial equity workshops in their own communities. Stay tuned for more details.

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  • Attend the ACSA/PTA Family Engagement Webinar on October 21

    Press Releases + News

    Please join us on October 21 from 4:00-5:00 pm for a webinar about communication and family engagement strategies and resources during the pandemic. This webinar is being cohosted by California State PTA and the Association of California School Administrators (ASCA).

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