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PTA Focuses on Urban Development Agenda in Houston
PTA was present in Houston along with the Houston ISD Council of PTAs on February 20, celebrating the council's 100th anniversary. The event was a part of PTA's National Urban Development Agenda, which engages and empowers urban families, caregivers, and communities to advocate for the academic success of students from urban areas across the country.
Key community stakeholders, including Texas PTA, Houston government agency members, clergymen, and Houston ISD administrators, were on hand for the event. Several students, parents, and teachers were also in attendance. Membership Director of National PTA, Michael Knowles, gave an inspirational keynote address where he spoke about PTA's commitment to encouraging families to become more meaningfully involved in their child's education. Knowles also shared the urgency that exists for communities to collaborate with parents, schools, and their local PTA to ensure that every child has the best chance for achieving educational success in elementary school and beyond.
The Houston Council of PTAs is a good example of the effective work PTA is doing in urban schools, communities, and neighborhoods. Their commitment to engaging and encouraging parents and families to be involved in their children's education is a reflection of the rich history that is PTA.