Public Schools Week 2020

Join Learning First Alliance and Our Partners to Celebrate Public Schools

Nine out of 10 students in America attend public schools, and the members of the Learning First Alliance will be celebrating Public Schools Week from February 24 to 28, 2020. Our partners are planning more events and recognitions to honor our nation’s public schools, our students and the many school professionals who work to help students achieve their greatest potential.

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. Add Public Schools Week 2020 to your school calendar and make plans to join LFA and educators across the United States to show the strength—and potential—of our nation’s public schools and our students’ futures.

Watch our new video explaining the importance of Public Schools Week and advocacy for local public schools (closed captioned version available here)

Take the Pledge for Public Schools and show your support for your local public school. We are compiling our signatures and will present our list of concerned supporters to members of Congress and the state legislatures during Public Schools Week 2020.

START SHARING! Our Social Media Toolkit has all the tips and tools to celebrate and show your pride in your public schools.

JOIN US as a supporter in 2020. Please fill out the form to be listed, and we will contact you with more information on how to participate.

REGISTER your events by using the event registration so we can show your commitment to public education.

ASK your state representative to sponsor a resolution to mark Public Schools Week 2020. A state resolution could be based off of this 2020 U.S. House of Representatives resolution, which will be introduced in February 2020.

DOWNLOAD and print our new 2020 Public School Proud poster and display it in your school entrance, office or classroom.

Need more ideas? Here's a list of the top three things your school can do to join the celebration. 

Organizations Supporting Public Schools Week 2020:
 
 
Association of Education Service Agencies (AESA)
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC)
Citizens for Public Schools
Council of Administrators of Special Education
Council for Exceptional Children
Discovery Education
Edge Partners
First Book
Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education
Kansas Learning First Alliance
Long Island Opt Out
National Association of School Psychologists
National Education Association Retirees Organization (NEARO)
National Newspaper Publishers Association
National Superintendents Roundtable
Network for Public Education
NYSAPE (New York State Allies for Public Education)
Ohio BATs
Oklahoma Parent Legislative Action Committee
Oregon Save Our Schools
Oregon School Employees Association
Rhode Island Learning First Alliance
RootEd
Save Our Schools Arizona
School Family Media
School Social Work Association of America
Stand For Schools
The Arc of the United States
TREE (Tennesseans Reclaiming Educational Excellence)
Wisconsin Association of School Boards
Wisconsin Public Education Network

Social Media graphics:

Download our 11x18" #PublicSchoolProud infographic

The National Superintendents Roundtable has a graphic, Giving Schools an Honest Grade, that shows the remarkable achievement by public schools.

Public Schools 2019 recap

During Public Schools Week 2019, educators and community members marked the week with events and outreach to their communities. In Washington, a bipartisan group of lawmakers spoke out on the importance of a strong public education system for our country’s future economic strength, and members of the House and Senate marked the week with resolutions of support.

Materials from our 2019 toolkit for school officials and other educators can be found here.

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Girl with yellow hardhat, PSW logo