Parent-Teacher Association

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Why PTA Meetings Matter

PTA meetings are easy to ignore but there may be more going on during those get-togethers than parents think. Should today’s busy moms and dads make PTA meetings a priority?

02/14/2014

PS 106 in Far Rockaway, Queens (credit: schools.nyc.gov)

Investigation Under Way Into Conditions At P.S. 106 In Far Rockaway

Principal Marcella Sills is under fire over her leadership at P.S. 106 in Far Rockaway, which was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. More than a year later, the school still doesn’t have enough textbooks for students and other basics.

01/16/2014

PS 106 PTA Meeting

Parents Vent About Woes With Principal At Far Rockaway School

Parents have reported some signs of progress, but many remained frustrated with the principal Wednesday at beleaguered P.S. 106 in Far Rockaway, which has been slammed as the city’s worst school with its lack of textbooks and gym classes.

01/15/2014

NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott attends Common Core teacher training session, August 8, 2013. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

State PTA President: Delay Common Core Testing

State PTA President Lana Ajemian announced the group is launching a campaign called “Hear Our Voice,” which aims to convince the state to halt Common Core testing for at least one year.

11/12/2013