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Illinois Loop: PTA And PTO Salaries Finances. Learning. More. ptas, ptos and Other Groups says fewer than 10 percent of parent groups in massachusetts are affiliated with the nationally organized PTA http://www.illinoisloop.org/pt.html
Extractions: More Taking the Parent out of the National PTA by George A. Clowes, School Reform News, February 2003. Excerpt: "Charlene K. Haar made what she thought was a routine request to the National PTA, the reaction she received was so surprising it piqued the former public school teacher's curiosity to learn more about the century-old Parent-Teacher Association. Instead of a parent organization dedicated to the enhancement of the nation's schools, Haar discovered a group dominated by teacher unions and little attuned to the interests of parents and their children." (PDF) National PTA's Liberal Politics Cost Parental Support , February 2003. This report from the Capital Research Center (CRC) concludes, "The national Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) lost a significant number of members in the last 40 years because of its focus on politics rather than education." What Next For The PTA? Parents Turn Away From The Century-Old Group by Mary Lord, U. S. News and World Report, May 31, 1999: "... When it comes to tackling the larger issues that affect the quality of education, parents are stuck on the sidelines. How do they get to influence the debate over academic standards and school choice? Who speaks for [them]? Not, it seems, the country's most venerated parent group - the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, or PTA. ... [One] reason the PTA is playing hooky on education reform ... may be its cozy relationship with the teachers unions."
Illinois Loop: School Committees Texas parallel those encountered by parents and community members in Reading, massachusetts. ptas,ptos and Other Groups Who does your PTA really represent? http://www.illinoisloop.org/committees.html
Extractions: At best, many "consensus" committees whittle away personal goals in favor of lukewarm conclusions that make no one happy. Emerson said, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." One is also reminded of Margaret Thatcher's quote, To me consensus seems to be: the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner "I stand for consensus"? But many school and business committees are not really intended to even meet that goal. Many schools make heavy use of social engineering techniques in carefully constructing and nurturing a variety of "committees" whose purpose is to rubber-stamp pre-established conclusions. Of course, there is nothing intentionally nefarious or conspiratorial about all this; this is simply the set of techniques that are taught in ed school as means for being "agents of change" and "developing a consensus" of support for proposed changes. These techniques (sometimes labelled as "Delphi" methods), were developed early in the 20th century, where they were heavily used by trade unionists and by progressive social organizers such as Saul Alinsky. These techniques are heavily in use today by corporations, churches, human resource organizations, trade organizations and social groups in forming a "consensus" supporting
Extractions: RECEIVE EMAIL UPDATES: SEARCH PTO TODAY: By Tim Sullivan It was perhaps the loudest reaction on the first day of the 2000 national PTA convention in Chicago. Illinois Superintendent of Schools Dr. Glenn McGee remembered a day earlier in his career when he made the mistake of referring to parent groups as PTOs. Almost on cue, the crowd of 1,500 or so PTAers roared their disapproval. Loud boos echoed through the cavernous meeting hall. He may as well have said that he hated the Cubs, the White Sox, the Bulls, and the Bears. Why the strong emotions? Are PTOs hurting kids or doing something wrong? While no PTA defenders go that far, there is a subtle but undeniable implication that those groups that arent part of the PTA are in some way choosing to abandon the cause of children. For some groups, the PTO vs. PTA debate is simply a matter of dollars and cents (either we dont want to send any money out of our school or are we getting enough service for the money we send out of our school?). For others, though, the debate takes on a significantly increased importance. If we dont speak for all children, then who will? the PTAs most loyal defenders often ask. Independence vs. Affiliation
Grants Residency Program provides opportunities for massachusetts schools to work with professional administrators or parent organizations (ptas/ptos). The school selects which artist http://www.wpsweb.com/performingarts/arts-humanities/grants.htm
Extractions: Grants and Donations Received The Worcester Arts and Humanities Educational collaborative was fortunate to receive a grant from Allmerica Financial Corporation The money will allow the schools to further develop working partnerships with the cultural institutions in the area. Allmerica has made a most significant contribution to the collaborative in terms of leadership, support and monetary contributions. The Hoche Schofield Foundation provided the money for Plymouth Plantation to provide class visits to Wawecus Road, Lincoln Street and McGrath Schools. Much to the delight of the students, the visiting actors and actresses role-played life during the Colonial period. Thorndyke Road School received a grant from the Francis R. Dewing Foundation to develop a "Thinking Trail" on the site of their school that will complement the science, art, literature and environmental studies. Lincoln Street School was funded to have an after-school program at the Worcester Center for Crafts . The grant was submitted by the Center to the Worcester Community Foundation . Lincoln Street has formed a partnership with the Center for Crafts over the past two years. Greendale School was the recipient of money from the Saint Patrick's Day Breakfast Committee to buy recorders for the 4th, 5th and 6th grades. The students will learn to the play the music of different periods in history to go along with the collaborative theme of the school which is, "That was Then, This is Now, What's the Future?"
Education Teachers Directory Of Massachusetts Everything from A to Z. For teachers, principals, ptas, ptos, and parents. Tryyour search on our new massachusetts City Guide. Database updated 5/14/2004. http://massachusetts.uscity.net/Education/Teachers/
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Massachusetts PTA ONLINE - About PTA Web hosting and internet access donated by, PTA is the largest child advocacy organization in the United States. Every PTA member is a member of their own local unit, the massachusetts PTA and the National PTA. and local ptas. The massachusetts PTA massachusetts PTA. All ptas chartered by the massachusetts PTA are 501(C)(3) tax exempt organizations. Other parent organizations, like ptos http://www.masspta.org/about.html
Extractions: PTA is the largest child advocacy organization in the United States. Every PTA member is a member of their own local unit, the Massachusetts PTA and the National PTA . The National PTA advocates for children's rights to better education, health and welfare, working closely with other national education and health agencies and organizations. It provides programs, publications, videos and training to state and local PTAs. The Massachusetts PTA has approximately 20,000 members in 126 local units throughout the state. The Massachusetts PTA is dividied into six (6) regions and each region is further divided into districts to support and strengthen the local PTA. The local PTA plans it programs and activites to meet the needs of children and youth in the community. "PTA" is a registered trademark that can only be used by an organization chartered by the Massachusetts PTA. All PTAs chartered by the Massachusetts PTA are 501(C)(3) tax exempt organizations. Other parent organizations, like PTOs are not affiliated with PTA and provide no state or national resources. A portion of the local PTA membership dues are sent to the Massachsuetts PTA ($1.50) and the National PTA ($1.00) to pay for the training, resources and materials provided to the local PTA.
Grants Residency Program provides opportunities for massachusetts schools to work with professional administrators or parent organizations (ptas/ptos). The school selects which artist http://www.wpsweb.com/music/arts-humanities/grants.htm
ENC Online: The Massachusetts Parent Involvement Project PIP builds on the work done through massachusetts State Systemic Initiative, PALMS parentswho are already in leadership positions on ptas, ptos, or school http://www.enc.org/features/focus/archive/family/document.shtm?input=FOC-000725-
Multistate Tax Commission massachusetts. Agency Department of Revenue. Contact Person/Department Rulings Regulations Bureau. Tel. ptas. ptos. Other parent groups. (please identify). http://www.fundraisetaxlaw.org/ma.html
Extractions: Massachusetts Agency: Department of Revenue Tel. No.: (617) 626-3250 Fax No.: (617) 626-3290 E-mail: If your State exempts fundraising sales by certain groups from sales or use taxes, please indicate which of the following are exempt in your State. Public Schools (K-12) Private Schools (K-12) School Groups (e.g., clubs, bands, teams) PTAs PTOs Other parent groups (please identify) Church Groups Youth Sports League 501 (c)(3) organizations 501 (c)(6) organizations Other (specify:) No Exemption. There is no categorical exemption for fundraising sales of tangible personal property by any of the above. However, fundraising sales by any of the above groups may qualify as "casual and isolated sales", under G.L. c. 64H, § 6 (c) provided that the requirements of 830 CMR 64H.6.1 (Casual and Isolated Sales regulation) are met. Please note that sales to government entities and agents purchasing on their behalf are exempt under M.G.L. c. 64H, § 6(d) and 830 CMR 64H.6.1. Sales to 501(c)(3) organizations and agents purchasing on their behalf are exempt under M.G.L .c. 64H, §6(e) and 830 CMR 64H.6.1. 1a Are local sales and use taxes in your State applied to these groups in the same manner as State sales and use taxes are applied to these groups?
Extractions: Page 1 Page 2 Country Press - Country Press offers a wide range of ideas for fundraising activities, which we have provided for organizations, clubs, churches, families, etc. [Mohawk, New York] RWR Innovations - Personalized children's books make excellent fundraisers. Child becomes the main character or star of his or her very own story. Variety of titles. Papillion , Nebraska] Scrip Advantage Earn more from every magazine you sell! Earn up to 55% from your magazine sales drive! Hundreds of titles to choose from at low prices. [Fresno, California] Usborne Books - Canada - Usborne books at home offer over 900 titles for tot's to teen's and in between. Ask about fundraisers or literacy fairs. Raise funds/books promote literacy! [ Newmarket Ontario Canada Undercover Bookwear Book-Ease book jackets are made of stretchable spandex fabric so you can instantly cover all your books without measuring, taping, gluing or cutting.
Progressive Possibilities Site devoted to the work of volunteer schoolparent groups (ptos, ptas, etc.)Issues progressivelawyer A progressive attorney in Western massachusetts. http://www.macronet.org/index/states/State_Links/Massachusetts/
Extractions: Add-a-Link Files Main Add Subdir Add Link Delete ... Random Alliance for Democracy, Merrimack Valley Chapter :: A group of citizens working to take back the government from special interest groups and/or corporations. Issues: Democratic Socialism; representation; justice; equality. Location: Chelmsford, MA 01824. CPPAX (Citizens for Participation in Political Action) :: Multi-issue grassroots organizing for peace, justice, economic democracy and lasting systemic change. Issues: politics; peace; justice; healthcare; education. Location: Boston, MA 02111. Homeless People's Network: Internet discussion list/Archive :: HPN is. a discussion list for homeless and ex-homeless people only, but anyone can read our Archives; soon w'ell have a Newsgroup, open to all, called Dialog With Homeless People. Issues: homelessness; self-advocacy; citizen participation; Internet activism; alternative media. Location: Somerville, MA 02144. INFACT :: Stopping the life-threaening abuses of trans-national corporations. Issues: corporate responsibility; environment; health; watchdog; tobacco; accountability; corporate; organizing; boycott.
PTOtoday Online: Harper Valley PT0? PTOtoday is dedicated to helping school parent groups (like ptos and ptas) help their schools with information on fundraising, playgrounds, parent involvement and more. Across Connecticut, massachusetts and Rhode Island, parent groups continue to play important roles children"explains the difference between ptos and ptas. The National PTA Web http://www.ptotoday.com/899harper.html
Extractions: Volume 1, Issue 1 September/October, 1999 The images are the same as ever. Parents chaperoning the school field trip. A school carnival in the playground celebrating the end of the year. The annual wrapping-paper sale. Across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, parent groups continue to play important roles helping to build community at their schools. Today, though, these groups are far more likely to be called PTO or HSA or PCC...than they are to be called PTA. In total, fewer than 11 percent of southern New England K-8 parent groups remain affiliated with the formal PTA. While Connecticut's PTA is the strongest in the region (19 percent of the state's K-8 schools belong), the region's largest state, Massachusetts, can claim only 5 percent membership. "Back in the 60's we had over 100,000 members," recalls Massachusetts PTA Treasurer and Past President Barbara Bailey, herself a member for some 20 years. "There's just over 20,000 members now in 126 local units." "Personally, I've never heard of what the PTA does" says Sue Greenleaf, an active PTO volunteer at two schools in Tyngsboro, MA, expressing perhaps the most frustrating reality for PTA leaders.
The Latest PTO/PTA News | PTO Today 2003 Texas newspaper looks at continuing trend of ptas switching to ptos. MAY 30,2003 massachusetts parent group brings students together to build http://www.ptotoday.com/currentnews.html
Extractions: Check this space frequently for the latest news and notes from the PTO world. Run into an interesting PTO tidbit? email us the news or a link to: news@PTOtoday.com SEPTEMBER 22, 2003: Starting today, we'll no longer be updating this page. Instead, we'll be updating our new PTO Today Blog. The new page will have all the news links you've come to love, as well as PTO Today updates, idle parent group thoughts, and various other musings on the crazy parent group world. Enjoy! (Tip: you might want to change your bookmarks.)
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Extractions: July 2003 Each issue of The Fundraising Hotline includes a combination of new or unusual do-it-yourself fundraisers, fundraising product or event ideas, fundraising tips, news, trivia, book and/or software reviews, and maybe even a little humor. We hope that each issue will contain information that is beneficial to you. Good luck on your fundraising efforts. We know how much work it can be! Do-It-Yourself Fundraiser Of The Month Penny Drive: Jars are placed outside of each classroom for 15 minutes at the start and at the end of each day, with someone monitoring of course. For every penny added to the jar a classroom receive s one point. Every nickel, dime, quarter, added and the class loses points according to the value of the coin. A dollar in the jar and the class los es 100 points. Kids
C-599 Parent Teacher Connection the Rose Recommends column to schools, families, and area ptas and ptos, wecan ODonnell, write NCTA Public Affairs Dept., 1924 massachusetts Ave http://www.philsch.k12.pa.us/offices/imedia/PTConnection.html
Extractions: By Jeff Carter ALTHOUGH THEY WORK in different professions, Latha Krishnaiyer and Cindy Stoddart discovered they have an important common concern: the impact of television violence and commercialism on children. So in early 1995, Krishnaiyer, of the Broward County and Florida State PTA, and Stoddart, director of public and government affairs of the Broward County System at Comcast Cable of Fort Lauderdale, got together to lead one of the very first Taking Charge of Your TV workshops for a group of concerned parents at the Florida PTA leadership conference. Theyve been giving them ever since. The partnership between Comcast and the Florida PTA "makes perfect sense," Stoddart says. "I think the cable industry brings a tremendous sense of responsibility and commitment to education to the table, along with the ability to use the resources that we have to communicate to the public at large. The PTA members take the information we give them back to their communities and they make things happen at a grassroots level." "For instance," Krishnaiyer continues, "a woman at one of the workshops said that she came home one day and went into the laundry room to wash clothes. Her two boys had taken marbles and strewn them all over the floor. She took a step and took a diveluckily she wasnt hurt! Then she brought the kids in and she wanted to know what happened. They said they were doing this to stop burglars from coming in, just like the kid did in the movie