AASA Joins Public Advocacy Groups to Celebrate Public Schools Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
James Minichello
703-875-0723
703-774-6953 (cell)
jminichello@aasa.org

Alexandria, Va. – Feb. 22, 2021 – Fresh off the success of its first-ever all-virtual National Conference on Education, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is encouraging school districts and other advocates of teaching and learning excellence to celebrate Public Schools Week (Feb. 22-26) in effort to strengthen exemplary leadership in our schools and the communities in which they’re located.

Themed “Making Connections,” 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.

“Superintendents are working relentlessly through the pandemic to ensure every child has access to a high-quality education. They also know there is no better time than now to speak out about the value public education has on our society,” said Daniel A. Domenech, AASA executive director. “Bolstering critical issues such as equity and social and emotional learning in our school systems is at an all-time high, which is one of the reasons why Public Schools Week is so important. We are pleased to join our fellow education organization partners to help showcase the efforts educators are making in order to create a lasting and positive change for our young learners.”

Tomorrow, Feb. 23, a panel of outstanding educators working every day in our public schools, will discuss what has been learned and how our schools can move forward from the COVID-19 pandemic in a virtual webinar, at 2 p.m. (ET). Click here to watch the event live.

View a list of ways to get involved, check out other resources, including Learning First Alliance’s podcast page with interviews from teachers, parents, administrators, principals and many more, and stay tuned for more details about events later this fall.

Join the conversation on social media and share your story using #PublicSchoolProud.

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.