The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) invites grant proposals fororiginal research and writing on the organization’s policies concerning theeducation and/or welfare of children in the United States. Fellows will produce original scholarlyresearch which may appear in dissertation, journal article, book, or bookchapter. Topics may cover a wide range of policy-related issues that includebut are not limited to: student achievement and assessment; student andparental attitudes; parent involvement; contextual factors (individual,curricular, and school related) in education; educational participation andpersistence (kindergarten through career entry); at-risk students; earlychildhood education; school finance; support for public education; childhealth; child welfare; the role of mass media; and child advocacy.

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