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Officer Chair Update 11-9-17
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Thursday November 9, 2017


Standards of Affiliation (SOA) Days
Facebook Live
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Community Service Event at "Festival of the Trees"

Standards of Affiliation Due
President's Webinar
2018 National PTA Advocacy Awards Deadline

Couldn't make it to Lansing to watch the Senate session and vote on the "guns everywhere" package of bills?

Watch Video Now
Michigan PTA Vice President for Advocacy, Samantha Phillips testified before the Michigan Senate this week.  Bravo Samantha for advocating to keep Michigan Kids Safe & guns out of schools.

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How to do the IRS 990 Form:
November 11th @11:00am

PTA Audits & Budgets: 
November 15th @1:00pm
November 18th @ Noon

All Other S.O.A. - Q & A:
November 20th@7:30pm
November 27th@ 7:30pm

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Wanted Youth Volunteers 

Michigan PTA and Festival of Trees a Benefit to support
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Join Us For 
Michigan PTA's First Annual Community Service Event
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Learn More & Register Here
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center 
15801 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI
Register & Learn More Here

Weekly Newsletter


Why We Need College and Career Ready Standards

The United States has fallen behind other developed nations in our academic performance.  Based on the 2012 PISA results, the US ranked 27 out of 34 in math. This is alarming if we are to compete on a global stage. What is more frightening is that students are graduating from high school, ill prepared to enter college or the workforce. In 2014, only 39% of ACT tested graduates could meet 3 or more benchmarks in English, math reading and science according to ACT. One out of 3 students did not meet any of the benchmarks to show college readiness. For those students that go off to college, this often means remediation of coursework they should have learned in high school. In fact, some studies have shown as many as 75% of students entering a 2 year college, need remediation (3). These remedial courses cost the student the same as other courses, but do not bear credits that count toward a degree. This often results in a higher drop out rate. Less than 25 percent of remedial students at community colleges earn a certificate or degree within eight years (4). On the career front, reports that the need for educated workers far outstrips the supply (5). As for the military, Less than 1 in five high school graduates can pass the military entrance exam (6). Michigan 35th in terms of college and career readiness and in the bottom 10 states in 4th  grade reading (7)

Michigan PTA joins National PTA in supporting rigorous standards that prepare our students for college and career.

Clear, concise standards inform the teacher, student and parent what is expected at a given grade level. College and Career Ready standards that are rigorous, raise the bar for what is expected by graduation, and correlate with what is expected in college or the workforce. Next week we will talk more about standards.


Don't Miss PTA At The Pistons!

Sunday, January 21 or Saturday, February 3

Buy Tickets Here:

MIPTA Celebrating 100 Years in 2018!

Michigan PTA is celebrating it's Centennial in 2018!  Here's fun fact number 34 from Michigan PTA History:

34. Where was the 1933 Convention held?
Hayes Hotel, Jackson, Michigan. Mrs. David W. Stewart of Saginaw was the President

Turkey Day is coming! 

Here's some ideas that will make the day easier and fun!  Check out this easy recipe here and ideas for including your kids in the kitchen!

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