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Ed100_Logo_Email_Template_04You can help win $1,000 for your PTA Unit while INCREASING your KNOWLEDGE of key K-12 Education Issues!

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For each short lesson you read on Ed100.org, you earn a ticket i n a drawing for the benefit of your school’s PTA.  The more lessons you read, the more tickets you earn, the better the chance your PTA has to WIN!!!!  The next drawing is March 9!

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Five Go-To Education Websites Recommended by Ed100

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When you really want to learn more
Ed100 is where you go for answers to your questions about how education really works. For those who want more, we have put together a comprehensive list of suggested sites, resources and blogs in Lesson 10.5.

Here are five sites Ed100 finds particularly useful and reliable, and descriptions of what Ed100 likes about them. (Use your cursor to click on the name to take your browser to the website) Continue reading

ESSA webinar video and slides now available

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Video now available! 

 The Every Student Succeeds Act 

A 90-minute webinar on the implications for California and equity

If you missed last week’s video conference — or just want to revisit the discussion — video and background materials are now available online. Continue reading

San Diego Unified Council of PTAs Co- Sponsors Education Town Hall Meeting

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On January 19th at the Central Public Library, the San Diego Unified Council of PTAs, the San Diego Unified school district and the United Way hosted a town hall style meeting.  This was the second in a series of three meetings regarding education funding.  The meeting was titled “Investing in California’s Future Part II: What it means for our Students, our Community and for San Diego’s Regional Economy town Hall Meeting”.  The agenda featured a panel discussion from a diverse group of leaders in San Diego County.  Among the panelists were your own Council President, Celeste Bobryk-Ozaki, Ed Hidalgo, Senior Director of Staffing, Qualcomm, Andrea Guerrero, Executive Director of Alliance San Diego, Mark Cafferty, Continue reading

New IRS rules for your school site parent group. Are you ready?

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“Why PTA, why not go with something else?” All too often this question comes up when deciding whether or not to form a PTA as a parent group at a school site.”

Some misconceptions about PTA:

It’s too much work – no more than any other non-profit. The rules are the same.

There is always someone looking over your shoulder – we are there to assist our units with any problem they encounter. There is training for every officer position.

The State and National PTA take your money – dues to any PTA do include dues to be a member at both the State and National level. State and National give back more than you can know. Continue reading

President’s Message – February 2016

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January was a particularly busy month for me as well as for the San Diego Unified Council of PTAs.  I am absolutely excited how 2016 has started for the Council – We held our Winter Workshop Training, I served as the ‘Parents’ Voice” as a panelist at the Town Hall Meeting regarding California’s Education,  and we had our January General Meeting where we met and exceeded quorum.  I would not have been able to achieve if it were not for the Continue reading