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Your Vote, Your Voice – Be Sure To Vote July 22!

At Georgia PTA’s recent Convention Leadership Training, our Legislative Leadership Team hosted the State Superintendent Candidates’ Forum. All four run off candidates participated in forum. It was recorded and has been placed on You Tube and the Georgia PTA website for your viewing pleasure. Please click on video below.

State Superintendent Candidates’ Forum Video

– Georgia PTA Legislative Leadership Team.

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PTA Day at the Capitol

The 2014 Georgia PTA Day at the Capitol will be held March 4, 2014.  We invite all PTA members to celebrate our second century of advocacy by joining us at 8:30 a.m. at the Fulton County Government Center for a briefing on legislative issues and advocacy.  Immediately following this session, we will head to the Capitol to see the legislature at work.

Invite your administrators, educators, superintendents, school board members, business partners and student leaders to attend.  To ensure your seat, register early.  Remember to WEAR RED!

The second highlight of the day will be lunch with the legislators at the Freight Depot beginning at 12:15 p.m.  Georgia PTA has invited all of the legislators to the luncheon, however, a personal invitation from you as a constituent and “local leader” in your community will be the most effective guarantee of their attendance. Go to Capitol Watch here to contact your legislator.

Questions?  Call Georgia PTA at (404) 659-0214 or (800) PTA-TODAY.

Advance Registrations must be received in state office on or before Wednesday, February 26, 2014.  Registration after February 26 or on site is $50.

Lunch and resources are not guaranteed for registration after February 26, 2014.

Registration Form

Common Core Webinar Series Released

 

National PTA has released the first in a four-part webinar series designed to educate parents on the Common Core State Standards and empower them to support the transition at school and at home. The goal is for parents to be knowledgeable about the standards and new assessments and to support them every step of the way as states transition to the standards.

Common Core State Standards Overview is an in depth look at the history of the standards, what is new and improved and an understanding of the key differences between old state standards and the benefits of the Common Core State Standards.

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Wanted and Needed | Local- District -Council Legislative Chairs

Chinita AllenMy name is Chinita Allen, and I am the Georgia PTA State Legislative Chair. Our legislative leadership team is committed to building advocacy capacity and making each member’s voice count.

If you care about the budget, school and bus safety, juvenile justice, child victims of sex and labor trafficking, teacher and principal quality, want to be part of a positive association and develop leadership and communication skills, then join us in making the Georgia PTA a formidable and enduring force.

No Experience Necessary!  We Will Train You!

Want To Help- But Can’t Commit?

Join or Capitol Watch Grassroots Campaign

Simply enter your email address to receive timely updates and start advocating with thousands of PTA members.

Contact:   Chinita Allen

Please provide:

  • Name
  • Email
  • School Name
  • Council Name (if applicable)
  • District #

 

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Legislative Priorities for 2013-14 Survey‏

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September 16, 2013
Dear PTA Member,During 2013-2014, Georgia PTA will work with legislators of the Georgia General Assembly and 113th U.S. Congress to advance our cause to ensure that all children reach their highest potential. Legislative priorities form the basis of Georgia PTA’s efforts to monitor legislation and policy issues affecting all Georgia children and youth, including pre-K, K-12 education, and post-secondary education issues. Georgia PTA plans to focus on the following legislative priorities and respond to any legislation or issue covered by our positions.
Please click on the link listed below to rank the issues which you feel most passionate that Georgia PTA should support as primary legislative priorities for 2013-14, with (1) as the most important through (9) as the least important.
http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e870fequhlnrqjjm/start
Thank you!
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Advocacy Conference 2013 – Register Now!

We Are Today’s Georgia PTA – Come Join our Journey!

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Today’s Georgia PTA Takes Action!

Hop on Board the Advocacy Express Bus” by registering for the October 1, 2013 Advocacy Conference being held in the Georgia State Capitol at 206  Washington Street, Atlanta, GA 30334. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the program begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mark your calendar, and plan to spend a day becoming knowledgeable advocates.  This will be an informative and timely discussion of the most challenging education issues confronting the state of Georgia.  Learn about Common Core and what it means to public education in Georgia.  Get a preview of upcoming hot issues and advocacy strategies.  Register online TODAY until September 26, 2013 at https://gaptatakesaction.eventbrite.com  or you can print off a registration form here, and mail it by September 22, 2013 to:

Georgia PTA

114 Baker Street, NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Attendees can also register on-site at the Georgia State Capitol. On-site, in line registration opens October 1 at 8:00 a.m. EST. If you prefer to register at an on-site counter, $30.00 registration rates apply for members, $35.00 for non-members.  On site registration can not guarantee availability of lunch selections.  On-site registration will be available for the duration of the meeting.

Who should attend?  Everyone!  PTA local unit, council and district leaders, legislation chairs, and members with an interest in education and laws affecting children.

Advocating for every child is a year round activity!