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February 16, 2021
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Show Your Appreciation for Public Schools, Students and Staff During #PSW21

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed and challenged public schools and their communities in new ways over the past year. Little did we know when we gathered on Capitol Hill on Feb. 26, 2020 that the next year would bring such an upheaval in how schools would operate and how societal inequities would be exacerbated on such a large scale. But public schools are a foundation of our communities and our nation, and educators continued working for the best interest of all of our students, keeping them safe, learning, and growing, one student at a time. 

Help us speak out for public schools by visiting our social media page and downloading some of the social media graphics to share with your audiences. Please add a personal note and modify as you see fit. A list of sample tweets and social media posts can be found here, and be sure to tag #PSW21 and #PublicSchoolProud so that we can feature your post on LFA's new Instagram page.

This year, many of our events will be virtual, including “Speaking Up for Public Schools: Educators Show What Works in Uncertain Times,” a panel of exemplary educators who will discuss what we’ve learned and how we can move forward from the Covid-19 pandemic. We will spotlight social-emotional learning and mental-health needs. The show can be viewed on LFA’s YouTube channel and Facebook page on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. EST.

New Podcast: Philadelphia Principal Shares Story of Transforming High School Slated for Closure
 

NASSP Principal of the Year Richard Gordon never wanted to be aRichard Gordon principal because he knew the stresses and limitations of the job. But others saw his potential. Eventually he landed at Paul Robeson High School, a troubled school that nobody wanted to lead, and he worked to make systemic changes instilling safety, emotional and academic supports, college and career readiness, and beliefs to help teachers and students to embody an all-inclusive family atmosphere. He now mentors other principals and teachers to transform schools into high-performing learning environments. Hear about his remarkable journey in this podcast.

Check out many other inspiring podcasts of  real-life exemplary educators who discuss how they approach their jobs and the needs they see to move public schools forward.  
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