Office of Public Engagement

Watch and Engage: PTA Day at the White House

As you may have already heard, this Friday we will welcome over 150 PTA leaders from 41 states, DC and US military bases overseas to the White House for a day-long briefing. Made up of millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders, the PTA promotes parent involvement in schools and works every day towards the success of every student. Local PTAs across the country are also some of the most effective advocates for making education a priority.

We'll honor 12 PTA leaders as Champions of Change, a program created to honor ordinary Americans doing great work in their communities. The PTA Champions have collaborated with school administrators and community leaders, launched innovative advocacy campaigns, and worked tirelessly to grow their local PTA organizations to involve more parents in their children’s education. You can learn more about our PTA Champions here.

But this Friday isn't just for PTA leaders joining us at the White House, it's also to engage with millions of moms and dads who can’t make it to Washington. So, we're hoping you'll tune-in live and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #WHPTA. Join us live at WhiteHouse.gov/Champions for PTA Day, including:

  • 9:30 a.m. EDT: PTA leaders briefing with Administration officials
  • 12:00 p.m. EDT: “Open for Questions” online Q&A with Director of the Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Munoz moderated by National PTA President Betsy Landers. PTA members around the country are invited to watch live and submit questions at PTA.org or on Twitter using the hashtag #WHPTA
  • 2:00 p.m. EDT: “Champions of Change" event honoring 12 PTA members

The President knows how important parent involvement is to successfully educating our kids, and that is why we’re excited to welcome PTA leaders who are setting such great examples in their communities to the White House.

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