March 2019
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Public Schools Week 2019 Will Highlight Excellence, Potential for Public Education 

Ninety percent of U.S. students attend a public school, and our nation's future depends on the quality of our public schools. On March 25-29, 2019, members of the Learning First Alliance and partners will celebrate the achievements of public schools and discuss ways to make public education a better system for all. The events will honor PSW logopublic school educators and advocates and their contributions to their schools and communities.
During Public Schools Week, school leaders will invite community members, lawmakers, parents and others to see firsthand the wide array of programs showcasing excellence in teaching and learning that are available in public schools. They also will call on their state and federal representatives to support public education and provide resources to help schools and students meet their highest potential. 

little girl on first day of schoolThe Public Schools Week Toolkit includes messages, talking points, suggested social media messaging, infographics and other information. LFA members also will use #PublicSchoolProud throughout the year for positive messaging related to public education.

LFA's YouTube channel has inspirational #PublicSchoolProud videos and a playlist that tell the stories of six schools making a big difference for their students and communities.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming national events, and stay tuned for new events on Capitol Hill:

March 12: LFA Executive Director Richard M. Long will present resources for #PublicSchoolsWeek and LFA's Elements of Success report during a free Share My Lesson virtual conference session at 5 p.m. ET. Learn more and register.

March 17: Join us for a podcast featuring exemplary educators discussing the importance of public schools and what we need from lawmakers and the public.

March 25:  Kicking off Public Schools Week, learn about some of the activities taking place on Capitol Hill, and how you can participate. LFA will be hosting a webinar at 8 p.m. ET and a Twitter chat immediately following using #PublicSchoolProud and #PublicSchoolsWeek. Register here.

Finally, learn more about Public Schools Week from Richard Long's recent appearance on EdTalk Radio.

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