Nice Interview with New National PTA President

Advocating for All Children: An Interview with National PTA President Otha Thornton has been published by Learning First.

Here’s an excerpt:

More than 40 years of research shows that when parents and families are engaged – through not just “check-the-box” parent outreach activities, but through meaningful, integrated, and sustained engagement efforts – student achievement increases, regardless of a family’s socioeconomic or educational background. Parents must be active participants in the education of their children, and schools must facilitate a welcoming environment, foster clear communication, and involve parents in the decision-making process. That’s why we became involved.

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