Advocacy Resources

Advocacy Improves the Lives of Children Federal law requires equal opportunities for all children.  But with only 3 of the federal budget dedicated to education, the reality is that too many students go without. PTA is committed to ensuring that parents have a seat at the table whenever decisions are made that impact our children-at local school boards, in local and state government and in the halls of Congress. PTA fights for your child and every child. There is power in our voices. Links to organizations that are related to education in government.  DCCPTA provides these resources to give you different political points of view and does not necessarily support or endorse there opinions. Alliance for Excellent Education Education Week


Response to the Proposed Regulations and Down Syndrome By August 1

Subject: NDSC/NDSS Action Alert: Submit Comments on ESSA NDSC – NDSS Action Alert July 19, 2016 Your Action Needed on Proposed Federal Accountability Regulations for ESSA: SUBMIT COMMENTS BY AUGUST 1 The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has published proposed regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which address the area of accountability – that is, how States and local education agencies (e.g. school districts) will report the academic performance of all students and be held accountable to improve the performance of students who are not making sufficient progress on the grade-level State academic content standards. Groups and individuals are invited to submit public comments on the proposed regulations, which ED will use to complete the final accountability regulations.


Florida Department of Education Is Looking for Your Input

Now is Your Time to Speak Up! The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is now accepting public input on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and would greatly appreciate your engagement in this very important dialogue. Through July 22, 2016, all members of the public will be able to submit comments on each component of the law.  The FDOE will consider this feedback as they develop Florida’s draft state plan. To access the public input form, please visit this site. For more information on ESSA, visit the National PTA website.