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October 25, 2018

40th Annual WSPTA Legislative Assembly Wrap-Up

Delegates from across Washington state gathered to adopt a brand-new two-year legislative platform and several new permanent advocacy positions, be inspired, receive advocacy training, and network with other passionate PTA members during the 40th annual WSPTA Legislative Assembly, October 20-21, at Green River College. Some highlights of the Assembly included a keynote address by the…
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Category: Advocacy , Events , Legislative

November 3, 2017

Guest Post: State PTA Adopts Ambitious Agenda for 2018

By Cami Brix, Inglemoor High School PTSA 6.10.75 Approximately 200 delegates representing 134,000 members from across the state recently attended the Washington State Parent Teacher Association (WSPTA) 39th annual Legislative Assembly in Tacoma, Washington. The body adopted several positions for their existing legislative and public policy platform. Same event, new focus – WSPTA Legislative Director…
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Category: Advocacy , Events



October 24, 2017

2017 WSPTA Legislative Assembly Recap

Delegates from across the state gathered for inspiration, advocacy education, networking, and to consider the addition of new positions to the policy platform, as Washington State PTA held its 39th annual Legislative Assembly, October 20-21. Some highlights of the WSPTA Legislative Assembly included an insightful and detailed update on the 2017 legislative session from WSPTA…
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Category: Advocacy , Events

June 1, 2017

Legislative Issue Proposals Due

Any PTA member is encouraged to submit an issue that addresses concerns that affect children on a state-wide level. Timing Submitter name and contact information, issue title and short description due May 1 Complete issue submittal due June 1 Issue Submitters’ Requirements: Must be a current Washington State PTA member Submit a completed Legislative Issue…
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June 1, 2017

Resolution Proposals Due

Any PTA member is encouraged to submit a resolution that addresses concerns that affect children on a state-wide level. Timing Submitter name and contact information, resolution topic and title due May 1 Complete submittal due June 1 Note: Submittal deadlines for resolution consideration at convention will be announced in the fall but typically occur in…
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April 14, 2017

Push For Action To Help Children in Washington

The advocacy work of Washington State PTA is directed by our member-approved resolutions , principles, and legislative platform. Legislative Platform The Washington State PTA legislative platform is a two-year platform to mirror the Washington state legislative cycle. On the even-numbered years, the new platform is voted on by members at the legislative assembly in the fall.…
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Category: Advocacy , Education , Family Engagement , Health & Well-being , Legislative , Membership

December 15, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: State’s Largest Parents’ Association Applauds Inslee Education Budget

Tacoma, WA (December 15, 2016): After the release of Governor Jay Inslee’s education budget spending plan on Tuesday, Washington State PTA President Barbara Martin issued the following statement: “Governor Inslee’s investments in K-12 education to support a high-quality teacher in every classroom and a skilled principal in every school are a great step forward in…
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Category: Advocacy , Education , Health & Well-being

November 10, 2016

Social Emotional Benchmarks Report

Washington State PTA has worked on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) as a top legislative priority for several years*. During the 2015-17 biennium, SEL has been a top five priority. In June of 2015, the Legislature provided funding for a workgroup to develop Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks (SELB) for K-12 education based on the foundational work done in…
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Category: Advocacy