PDK Expands!

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Pi Lambda Theta Joins PDK International Family of Associations

Bloomington, IN —PDK International, a membership association for educators, announced today the acquisition of Pi Lambda Theta (PLT), a national honor society of educators. This acquisition completes the PDK International family of associations, which includes PDK, Pi Lambda Theta, and the Future Educators Association®.

With the addition of Pi Lambda Theta, the three associations support a full spectrum of future and current educators, beginning with the Future Educators Association for precollegiate prospective educators, continuing with PLT for collegiate preservice and practicing teachers, and concluding with PDK, a prestigious professional association of teachers, principals, superintendents, school district administrators, and professors.

“PDK is honored to add Pi Lambda Theta as a new member to our family of associations,” said William J. Bushaw, PDK International executive director. “With this addition, we can now stress excellence at every stage of the recruitment and preparation process, as well as provide support for practicing educators. This will create a continuous pipeline of great teachers. Nothing we do as a family of associations is more important than this.”

PLT will continue to operate as Pi Lambda Theta under the stewardship of PDK International, and it will maintain its selective membership standards, its mission, and its core values. Each association will continue to pursue its own unique mission while working to improve public education more broadly.


About PDK International
Founded in 1906, PDK International is a global association for professional educators. The organization's mission is to support education, particularly public education, as the cornerstone of democracy. More information is online at www.pdkintl.org.

About Pi Lambda Theta
Pi Lambda Theta is the most selective national honor society of educators. Founded in 1910, PLT recognizes educators with high scholastic achievements and provides professional learning opportunities for its members. The mission of PLT is to honor the accomplishments of exemplary educators and support the continuing development of knowledge and skills aimed at providing leadership for colleagues and enhanced learning for students. More information is online at www.pilambda.org.

About the Future Educators Association®
The Future Educators Association® (FEA) is a federally-recognized Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) whose mission is to foster the recruitment and development of prospective educators worldwide through the dissemination of innovative programming and relevant research. FEA enhances co-curricular programs for students interested in education-related careers by providing personal growth opportunities through recognition and leadership activities directly related to the education profession. More information is online at www.futureeducators.org.