Monday, March 25, 2019

Celebrate Public Schools Week March 25-29

Today kicks off Public Schools Week across the country. March 25-29 is an opportunity for citizens and communities to share the achievements taking place in public schools and honor the contributions educators and school leaders make for the benefit of students.

There are many ways to participate in Public Schools Week. Parents, school officials, teachers, and other community members are urged to share success stories happening in their public schools via social media using the hashtags #PublicSchoolProud and #PSW19. Post to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or any other social network about the activities and events happening at local schools that are preparing the next generation to become college ready, career ready, and life ready.

To assist in the outreach effort, the Learning First Alliance (LFA) has created a digital toolkit that includes sample social media posts, info graphics, press releases, talking points, and fact sheets. School leaders can tag IASB on Facebook or include @ILschoolboards in tweets and the Association will share them with its many followers. A full list of Public Schools Week resources is available on the LFA website.

Sponsors say Public Schools Week is a time to celebrate the diversity and positive outcomes provided by public schools that are helping students succeed and building the leaders of tomorrow.