April 27, 2017 newsletter brief

Thumbnail of 4/27/17 newsletter (full newsletter here)

Action of the week

  • Email link to the Electronic Frontier Federation report, “Spying on Students” to your Congressional and local elected officials as well as your local and state school board members.
  • You can attach to it the PAA’s sample letter to legislators.
  • EFF’s report includes a list of questions for parents to ask (p. 37) which is similar to PAA’s list.
  • Take these questions to your children’s school, teacher, administration and school board and make sure you get some answers!

PAA News

  • PAA founding member Helen Gym, a Philadelphia Councilwoman, has been named the 2017 Emily‚Äôs List Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star. Congratulations, Helen!!!
  • Sheila Warren, leader of PAA affiliate Portland (OR) Parents’ Union recently received a human rights award by the Oregon Education Association.
  • We announced that our annual conference is on hold pending late funding. We hope to meet up with many of our members at the NPE conference in October in Oakland CA.

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Older issues prior to 9/16 archived here.

Posted on by Julie Woestehoff Posted in LATEST newsletter and action of the week, Misc

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