School Systems and the PTA: Partnering in the Time of COVID-19

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  • Henry Smith Johns Hopkins University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24926/ijps.v8i1.3476

Keywords:

Nongovernmental organizations, partnerships, Parent Teacher Association, K-12 governance, education policy, cross-sectoral partnerships

Abstract

School systems and parents have fought over control of K-12 education for more than 150 years. However, the COVID-19 pandemic shined a spotlight on the need for school systems and parents to build cross-sectoral partnerships to deliver that education. One vehicle for this cross-sectoral partnership is the Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) found in every school district. Partnering is not a novel idea in education. School districts partner with colleges and universities, after-school providers, and school-based health systems. It is time for educators and their communities to reexamine and strengthen their cross-sectoral partnership with the nongovernmental organization that is already there, the local PTA.

 

 

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Published

2021-04-27

How to Cite

Smith, H. (2021). School Systems and the PTA: Partnering in the Time of COVID-19. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 8(1), Article 8. https://doi.org/10.24926/ijps.v8i1.3476

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