Thank You for Supporting Public Schools Week 2020!
The Learning First Alliance and its members, representing 10 million parents, educators and school board members, hosted the largest and most successful Public Schools Week last month. We thank you for all the tweets, events and most of all the support you give your students and local public schools each day.
Our Capitol Hill event on Feb. 26 brought together a diverse group of teachers, principals, a superintendent, counselor, community relations expert, and school board member to discuss the most urgent issues in public schools today. Our room was filled with Capitol Hill staff and advocates, and more than 6,000 people watched it on Facebook. In case you missed it, you can still watch the recording on LFA's Facebook page. Be sure to check out our #PublicSchoolProud videos and podcasts with exemplary educators.
The U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and legislatures in eight states also approved resolutions marking Public Schools Week 2020.
We heard from many school districts and educators who hosted local community events throughout the week. For instance, the Dothan City Schools district in Alabama organized a bus tour to take community members to its schools to see the wide variety of programs--from pre-K to high school career and technical skills--being offered to students. We also saw lots of legislators and governors visiting schools (including Gov. Laura Kelly of Kansas, below), lots of social media posts of celebrations honoring educators, and even a few teacher TikTok contests.
LFA also thanks the thousands of people who signed the Pledge for Public Schools and all the work they've done for the 50.8 million students in public schools. If your friends and family have not yet signed the pledge, please do so at www.publicschoolproud.org.