The Heritage Newsletter: Investing in Elevating Education

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About the Heritage Newsletter

PDK International includes the Phi Delta Kappa association, Pi Lambda Theta honor society, and the Educators Rising preservice membership organization. The Heritage Newsletter is a digest of our recent activities and upcoming initiatives.

Volume 1

Click here to view the February 2018 newsletter.

Volume 2

Click here to view the July 2018 newsletter.

Volume 3

Click here to view the January 2019 newsletter.

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“PDK is the intersection of camaraderie, innovation, and confrontation of real education issues. It is the only organization that provides educators of varied backgrounds with relevant insights and positive energy to continue our important work.”

 Daphne Chandler, PDK member

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Educators Rising
Learn more about the 2019 National Conference and sponsorship opportunities.

Kappan Magazine
The latest Kappan resources, including the new PDK Primer.

PDK Merchandise
Showcase your PDK pride.

PDK Poll Toolkit
Turn poll data into action!

Our Heritage Society
Contact us to learn about making a planned gift.

PDK Virtual Town Hall
View full video of this event!

Distinguished Educator
Apply to join this elite level of membership.

Learn more about scholarship opportunities.

PDK Educational Foundation

Established in 1966 by a generous gift from George H. Reavis, the PDK Educational Foundation’s mission is to support the philanthropic programs and services of PDK International. Make a gift to support PDK’s programs that grow and connect leaders in education. For more information and to learn about other ways you can give, please contact Boosaba Tan, Sr. Manager, Development and Engagement, at or 571-814-5417.

“I’ve always dreamt of becoming a teacher. I want to make a difference, and there is no other career in my eyes that achieves this vision more than teaching.”

 Nikole Gomez, Recipient of 2017 Prospective Educator Scholarship

PDK’s Distinguished Educator

PDK is proud to announce a new level of membership, designed to honor those PDK members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the PDK Association core values of research, service, and leadership. Learn more about the qualifications and benefits of becoming a PDK Distinguished  Educator.

“Though I am no longer in the classroom, I am still a passionate educator. PDK lets me care, share, and advocate for public education.”

— Heritage Society Member

2019 PDK Travel Scholarship

This year, in lieu of our traditional study tour trip, PDK is offering the Gerald Reed Travel Scholarship to support our members as they travel abroad and bring the experiences from those trips back to their classrooms and communities.

A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to help PDK members cover the cost of travel. To apply for the scholarship, individuals must briefly describe a trip you will be taking in 2019 that will enhance your professional development and how you will use it to impact your students, colleagues, and/or other PDK members. The scholarship application is open now through April 3rd. 

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About PDK International

Established in 1906, PDK International supports teachers and school leaders by strengthening their interest in the profession through the entire arc of their career.

We honor educators as professionals who learn daily from their work and want to share their knowledge with others to transform the lives of their students and their own specialized work.

As a social sector organization, we elevate the discourse around teaching and learning with the goal of transforming the student experience to ensure that every child has access to a high-quality education.