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  • Academics & Enrichment

    12 Ideas To Get Your School Reading

    PTOs and PTAs can play an important role in promoting and encouraging literacy.

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  • Academics & Enrichment

    It’s Academic! 10 Event Ideas Tied to the Curriculum

    Great ideas for events that put the emphasis on both fun and learning.

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  • Academics & Enrichment

    Cool Enrichment Ideas for PTOs

    Try one (or all!) of these parent-group-tested ideas to make learning more exciting for kids.

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  • Academics

    How Your PTO Can Help Raise Test Scores

    Boosting test scores is a priority for many schools. Here are academic project ideas to help students prepare for standardized testing.

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  • Slideshow

    Recyclart Art Event

    See how one school came up with an innovative way to use junk.

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  • Academics

    How Parent Groups Support Academics

    From helping with basic needs to providing academic enrichment, there are many ways PTOs and PTAs work with teachers to help students learn.

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  • PTO Today Article

    How PTOs Bring Arts Enrichment to Schools

    Budget cuts have taken a toll on arts education in many school districts. But parent groups have found fun and creative ways to promote the arts.

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  • Enrichment

    Ideas To Promote Reading

    Observed on March 3, Read Across America Day is a good opportunity to promote reading. Here are some fun program ideas you can do this spring to support literacy at your school.

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  • Technology

    PTOs and the School Technology Gap

    Parent groups are a major source of technology funding at schools. How can you help without breaking the bank?

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  • PTO Today Article

    One Year, 2 Million Minutes Spent Reading

    A PTO program that inspires students to hit the books earned this group the 2014 Parent Group of the Year award for Outstanding Focus on Academics & Enrichment.

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  • PTO Today Article

    New England's Best School Field Trips

    Parent groups often have a big hand in executing successful school field trips. Here are some of the best that New England has to offer.

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  • PTO Today Article

    How PTOs Make Their School Music Programs Sing

    From paying for teacher time to organizing performances, parent groups help bridge the gaps in music education.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Racing To Read

    The Iditarod, a major hometown event, serves as the inspiration for a schoolwide literacy program.

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  • Character Education

    Ideas That Raise Students' Social Awareness

    These parent group projects help kids learn about community and their place in it.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Young Chefs Promote Healthy Eating

    An annual recipe contest at a Minnesota elementary school gets students excited about trying new foods.

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