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About the Campaign

NYPublicSchoolProud is home base for an ongoing campaign to highlight pride in public schools. As a clearinghouse for ideas, it features suggestions to help you to show the love for public education in New York State — either on your own or in partnership with your school, district or community organization.

We’re launching the campaign with tools and tips for a heart-themed event that encourages you to “Show the Love” for public education in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

There are infinite ways for you to customize and iterate the campaign in your community and beyond, though we encourage local initiatives to include and build on the themes of #PublicSchoolProud and #ILovePublicSchools.

Use the campaign to complement advocacy for school aid and school budgets; the theme can also be tied to timely events (Valentine’s Day, school budget votes, science fairs) or specific causes for public school pride (student art, music, technology projects, “Acts of Kindness” events).

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About the Partners

NYSUT. New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

NYS PTA. NYS PTA, The New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers is a statewide association of approximately 300,000 members whose mission is to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and wellbeing of every child.

NYSCOSS. The New York State Council of School Superintendents (The Council) is a professional and advocacy organization with over a century of service to school superintendents, and recently assistant superintendents, in New York State. The Council provides its more than 800 members with numerous professional development opportunities, publications and personal services, while advocating for public education and the superintendency.

NYSSBA. The New York State School Boards Association is the statewide voice for the interests of public boards of education. NYSSBA serves nearly 660 local school boards and boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES), which represent almost 5,000 members – nearly half the elected officials in the state.

NYSASBO. The New York State Association of School Business Officials promotes and encourages collaboration and professional development, maintains the highest ethical standards, advocates on behalf of public education and provides leadership in the management of resources to ensure quality education for all students. Its membership includes school business officials and staff from school districts and BOCES around the state including students in School District Business Leader graduate programs and companies doing business with schools.

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