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National PTA to Mobilize Parents for Common Core Standards - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Receives $1 million grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to engage parents in four states

CHICAGO -- – National PTA is positioning itself as a key player at the front line of education reform.  The association today announced a new three-year effort to mobilize parents to advance key education priorities, beginning with common core state standards—a voluntary, state-led, internationally benchmarked set of high academic standards in English language arts and mathematics. A $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will help support the effort.

To read the full press release, visit the PTA web site.

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