Be #PublicSchoolProud

Public schools are the centerpiece of the hopes and dreams of our families. Add your voice to the conversation March 25-29 for Public Schools Week.
February 2019, Volume 42, Issue 6

Public schools are the centerpiece of the hopes and dreams of our families—and the growth and wellbeing for our communities. There is no better time than now to speak out about the value of public education, the bedrock of our society. #PublicSchoolProud, hosted by members of the Learning First Alliance to celebrate Public Schools Week, creates a platform for Americans to join together and express their support for public education. Add your voice to the conversation March 25-29, 2019, to show the great things happening every day in public schools—and to show the potential for greater things.

This second annual event encourages school leaders to invite community members, lawmakers, parents and others to visit and see the wide array of programs and high-quality opportunities offered, honor students’ accomplishments and see the joys and challenges of teaching and learning in public schools.

“Public education is the foundation for students’ success, the growth of communities, and our nation’s future,” said Nathan R. Monell, CAE, executive director of the National PTA and 2018-19 chair of the Learning First Alliance, a coalition of 12 national education organizations, including NAESP, representing more than 10 million parents, teachers, administrators, specialists, school board members, and teachers. “Public schools educate 90 percent of our nation’s students and are providing talented professionals for jobs in the corporate and public sectors as well as the military. It’s vitally important that we have a strong system of public schools across the U.S.”

Public Schools Week also celebrates the wide range of educators and school professionals who help every student meet their highest potential, both directly and indirectly, including teachers, principals, school counselors, school nurses, school board members, coaches, bus drivers, administrators, and other workers.

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