Welcome to the homepage for #PublicSchoolProud, a national celebration to highlight the great things happening in our nation’s public schools as well as critical issues facing our schools, students and educators. This initiative follows Public Schools Week, which shows the strength and potential of public schools in a democratic society.
Members of the Learning First Alliance and schools across the country will celebrate Public Schools Week 2021 from Feb. 22 to 26, 2021. Visit our Public Schools Week page for details and ideas for joining the celebration.
Public Schools Week is a designated week for administrators, teachers, specialists, teacher educators, parents and school board members to host events for their communities and reach out to lawmakers, businesses, and other community members to discuss the importance of public education. Public Schools Week 2020 brings together LFA members, educators, parents and many others across the country to show the strength—and potential—of our nation’s public schools and our students’ futures.
VIDEOS AND PODCASTS: We have numerous podcasts with exemplary educators who are working tirelessly to improve public education for their students and families. Check out our podcast page with interviews from teachers, parents, administrators, principals and many more.
Legendary education activist and historian Diane Ravitch has lent her support to Public Schools Week in this video. Also, be sure to watch LFA's video explaining the importance of Public Schools Week and advocacy for local public schools (closed captioned version available here)
EDUCATORS AND PARENTS SPEAK OUT ON CAPITOL HILL: On Feb. 26, 2020, a distinguished panel of award-winning educators and parents spoke about their experiences in public schools and show our lawmakers how they can better support all public schools during a panel presentation. Watch the recording on LFA's Facebook page.
Six executive members of the Learning First Alliance also sent video messages advocating for public education as part of Public Schools Week. Watch the entire series here. Also, four members of Congress, including Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Susan Collins, Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart sent video messages showing their support for Public Schools Week 2019.