Public Schools are Making Connections, Commitments to Students and Staff
Schools are a place for nurture, love and learning. Like the rest of our nation, public schools are dealing with massive challenges, with no right answers. We cannot predict what the future will hold. But we are committed to learning and growing. Public schools are making connections each day with their students, families and broader communities.
Public schools are facing the challenges and emphasizing new goals:
- Keep children healthy by creating new educational practices, including cleaning, maintaining social distance, and screening those who need to be treated;
- Feed millions of students outside of school;
- Expand internet connectivity of students;
- Teach more effectively online by adapting existing curriculums; and,
- Increase awareness of racial justice and mental health and seek ways to connect to students who are grieving or traumatized.
Public schools are looking beyond these significant goals to build a better, more responsive system to meet every family’s needs. At Learning First Alliance, we've been working with our members and partners to support millions of educators across the country. We launched www.publicschoolproud.org to help tell their stories and celebrate our commitment to every child—regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, income, family background, or ability.
We will celebrate Public Schools Week from Feb. 22-26, 2021 with events that mark the unprecedented journey educators have taken this year. Start thinking of ways you can share your stories with your community: A virtual tour, commentaries and blogs, social media posts. Download our new 11x18" 2021 #PublicSchoolProud poster to display in your school, classroom or office. A list of ideas and sample graphics are available at www.publicschoolproud.org.