Public Schools Week is a designated week for administrators, teachers, specialists, teacher educators, parents, and school board members to host events for their communities and reach out to lawmakers, businesses, and other community members to discuss the importance of public education. Public Schools Week brings together Learning First Alliance members, educators, parents, business and community leaders, and many others across the country to show the strength—and potential—of our nation’s public schools and our students' futures.
In 2023, Public Schools Week is part of a larger campaign—#HerefortheKids. The #HerefortheKids campaign brings together families, educators, and community members to shine a light on local public schools and tell the stories of the amazingly positive things happening in classrooms and school buildings nationwide.
We invite you to get involved in celebrating your local public schools and the educators and school professionals committed to serving our kids!
One great way is by sharing why you love your local public school or your child’s teacher on social media and using the hashtag #PSW23.
The research shows communities and parents are largely supportive of their local public schools and educators, and they want schools to prepare their children to succeed in a diverse and changing world. Our goal for Public Schools Week is to show the public at large what is happening in public schools, how we are responding to the pandemic and any ensuing crisis, and the lessons we are learning that will help make K-12 education stronger in the future.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2023 EVENTS
Free Live Webinar: Advancing Teaching and Learning-Post-Pandemic, Feb. 28, 2-3:15 pm ET
Join us as we hear from national education leaders about how districts, schools and education professionals have been creating the conditions that advance teaching and learning. This live panel webinar will be streamed on LFA and its members’ social media channels.
Twitter Chat: Engaging Your Community, Mar. 1, 7-7:45 pm ET #PSW23Engage
Join school leaders, parents, experts and more in a discussion of best and promising approaches to strengthen family/school/community engagement.
Free Live Webinar: The Language of Connection to Build Community Relationships, Mar. 2, 2-3 pm ET
What do businesses and community leaders need to hear about their local public schools? Learn about how teachers, counselors, school board leaders and administrators expand their engagement with the public. This live panel webinar will be streamed on LFA and its members’ social media channels.
Visit the Events page to learn more about the PSW events and speakers and to register or find out where you can watch the live stream.
National Association of Elementary School Principals
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Education Association
National School Boards Association
National School Public Relations Association