AASA Joins Public Advocacy Groups to Celebrate Public Schools Week, March 25-29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
James Minichello
703-875-0723
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jminichello@aasa.org

Alexandria, Va. – March 14, 2019 –AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is co-leading the second annual Public Schools Week (March 25-29), a national campaign to celebrate the accomplishments happening each day in America’s public schools and the critical roles schools play in developing future generations of successful students.

As part of Public Schools Week, superintendents and other administrators, principals, teachers, parents and other advocates of public education are encouraged to speak out about the great things happening in our school districts throughout the U.S.

“Superintendents have committed their professional lives to improving public schools and ensuring every child in their respective communities has access to a high-quality public education,” said Daniel A. Domenech, AASA executive director. “As we strengthen America’s public school system, we strengthen our democracy. Public Schools Week creates a platform for Americans to express their feelings toward public school systems and why schools’ success is a key determinant when it comes to our country’s future.”

AASA is encouraging its members to notify their congressional leaders about the achievements that are making a positive impact on students in their respective school systems. Members are also encouraged to ask lawmakers to sign a resolution to support Public Schools Week.

On Capitol Hill, a bi-partisan group of elected officials will speak on the importance of a strong public education system. Members of Congress include U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and U.S. Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), Sam Graves (R-Mo.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.).

For more information about Public Schools Week, including access to a toolkit for school officials and other educators visit the LFA website. To join the conversation via Twitter, access #PublicSchoolProud or #PSW19.

For specific questions about Public Schools Week, contact Sasha Pudelski, AASA advocacy director, at spudelski@aasa.org.

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About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.