Tag Archives: Arne Duncan

BULLYING ATTACKED at PTA Youth Summit

For the first time at the National PTA Convention which is being held in Ohio, a National PTA Youth Leadership Summit was also being held.  A panel on Bullying was moderated by National PTA President Betsy Landers and comprised of … Continue reading

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Safer Schools with ED and PTA

     Safety of our children has always been important, but due to recent catastrophic events involving schools, increasing safety has taken on new meaning and has become a higher priority at most levels.  Noticeably, many elementary schools are installing security … Continue reading

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School-to-Prison Pipeline

Road of Discipline As a parent and a parent/community leader, I have a dire concern about the prevailing school-to-prison pipeline that has many pipes through which it works. “According to the U.S Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), … Continue reading

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Moving Forward with Family Engagement

       I am encouraged that the graduation rate has increased nationally to 80%.  However, at least 1.2 million students still fail to earn diplomas per year, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).  “In 2009, President Obama … Continue reading

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