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  • Scholarships & Grants

    Scholarships To help you continue on your educational path, California State PTA is proud to offer several scholarship programs. Click here to learn more about Continuing Education scholarships for adult PTA members, and about scholarships for graduating seniors. The deadline to apply for both is October 1, 2020.   Program grants Grants are awarded to […]

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  • Read the PACE Policy Brief on School Reopening

    Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), in cooperation with California State PTA, produced “Navigating the Uncertainty of Reopening Schools: A Guide for Parents, Families and the Public.” This report summarizes the current state of knowledge about key issues, and suggests a set of questions that parents and educators should ask when considering plans for reopening during the pandemic. 

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  • Judge Rules That UC System Must Stop Considering ACT, SAT in Admissions

    On Monday, an Alameda County Superior Court Judge ruled that the University of California system must stop using ACT or SAT test scores for admissions or scholarship decisions. In his ruling, Judge Brad Seligman cited the disadvantages the testing process places on applicants with disabilities, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Membership Monday

    Tips, advice and information to help grow and maintain membership in your PTA.

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  • Attend the PTA Leadership Town Hall Meeting on September 21st

    Our Board of Directors is hosting a Leadership Town Hall meeting called “PTA – Building Communities, Creating Connection” to give you some of our best tips, tricks and strategies for having a great PTA term despite the current challenges.  We hope to see you there on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  

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  • California State PTA Implements Temporary Furlough Program: State Office Closures in 2020-2021

    California State PTA has implemented a temporary staff furlough program that requires periodic office closures between August 2020 and June 2021. Our excellent staff support and member services will not be interrupted, but will be impacted by the days the office is closed. Please click here to see the calendar of days the state office will be closed for furlough days and holidays.

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  • Webinar: PTA History 101 – The National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers and Unification

    To honor the 50th anniversary of the unification of the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers (NCCPT) and the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (NCPT) to form National PTA. National PTA is holding a special webinar on Thursday, August 20th at 11:00 AM ET titled “PTA History 101: The National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers and Unification.”

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  • Education Coalition Calls on Governor and Legislative Leaders to Close $20 Billion Projected Shortfall for Schools and Students

    Today the Education Coalition called on legislative leaders to prioritize education funding and identify additional revenue to close a projected $20 billion* education state budget shortfall during the global pandemic and beyond.

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