#PublicSchoolProud

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 2019, which showed the strength and potential of public schools in a democratic society.

Stay tuned for information about Public Schools Week 2020, to be held Feb. 24-29, 2020.

Below are some of the resources we are happy to share:

Podcast:

LFA Executive Director Richard Long interviews three exemplary school leaders--the National School Counselor of the Year, a school community relations expert, and a National Superintendent of the Year finalist--about their work and their support for public education in this podcast.

Graphics:

Show that you're #PublicSchoolProud with our printable 11x18" poster. Download now.

Check out our social media posts on LFA's Pinterest page.

Advocacy:

The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) offers tips on how school communications representatives (and others) can advocate for their schools without taking partisan sides. 

For sample products and tips on writing press releases, editorials, and letters to promote public education, see LFA's Back-to-School toolkit and our Public Schools Week page.

Videos:

The American Federation of Teachers recently produced a series of six videos on public schools that are making a difference for their students and their communities. Watch the entire series here.

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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. 

 

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