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NEW Podcasts with Top Educators

LFA is interviewing some of our members' most exemplary educators as part of a new podcast series to celebrate Public Schools Week 2020. Learn how these parents, teachers, support staff and administrators help boost achievement and build better public schools for all students.

 

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New Videos Celebrate Public Schools

Diane Ravitch lends her voice to support Public Schools Week in this new video, and LFA leaders show their support by signing the Pledge for Public Schools in this video. (Closed Captioned version available here) Check out our Social Media Toolkit for ideas to share.

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Exemplary Educators to go to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Public Schools

On Feb. 26, a distinguished panel of award-winning educators and parents will talk about their experiences in public schools and show our lawmakers how they can better support all public schools during a panel presentation. Learn more and register to attend or watch the live stream on LFA's Facebook page, 2-3:30 p.m. ET.

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Poll Finds Strong Support for Public Schools

A new poll by the National School Boards Action Center found that 64% of respondents think public schools funding should be increased; and of those, eight out of 10 would support an increase in funding even if it meant they would pay more in taxes. Another 73% agree with the statement we should NOT take away public funds from our public schools to fund private, religious, and home school education, and 64% of voters are much less likely to vote for an elected official who supports doing so.

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Suicide Prevention Guide

Do you know the warning signs of suicide? The American School Counselor Association and other groups have released the revised Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention, a comprehensive guidebook offering best practices for K-12 schools, school districts and policymakers.

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