PAA Action News
Sept. 26, 2013

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Help support our Sacramento chapter

Sacramento Stand for the Silent, aka PAA-Sacramento, is hosting their first screening of the movie "Bully."

Date: October 24, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m
Place: Rio Tierra Junior HS
3201 Northstead Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95833 (inside the Library)

From chapter leader Tannia Chavez:

We have limited seating of 60. First Come First Served! If you are interested in viewing the Bully Project, please let us know. We might be able to get a bigger  room or do a 2nd viewing. Thank You!! "We Can Make A Difference"
Let's Raise Awareness Against Bullying in Sacramento

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PAA co-founder leads inBloom pushback in NY

PAA co-founder Leonie Haimson testified at a New York City Council hearing this week detailing concerns about New York State's plans to share student data without parental consent. New York is the only state that requires data collection from all students, but similar programs are being carried out or planned in other districts.

You can download Leonie's full Powerpoint slideshow here.  

PAA Illinois group to meet Oct 11

A new PAA-based group, Illinois Friends of Public Education, will hold a noon forum on school funding on Friday, Oct. 11 in Chicago. The guest speaker will be Ralph Martire, the director of the Illinois-based Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, and a leading proponent of equitable school funding and tax reform.

The group was convened last July by PAA co-founder Julie Woestehoff.

A brief planning meeting will follow the forum. Please RSVP to Julie at Details here.

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