Public Schools Week (24-28)

Special Dates

On February 24-28, we will be celebrating public schools week, a national celebration of the great things happening every day in public schools — and of these schools’ potential for greater things. 

Public Schools week is an opportunity for teachers, paraprofessionals, specialists, administrators, teacher educators, parents and school board members and their partners to highlight the good news about public schools, which are attended by nine out of 10 American students. It is being sponsored by a coalition of more than 30 organizations, including the AFT.

The website Public School Proud has a countdown calendar, a video and links to social media and other resources. 

There are several things that can be done to help celebrate the event.

  • AFT is asking relevant affiliates to work with legislators to pass resolutions commemorating public schools week. A resolution passed last year to commemorate 2019 Public Schools Week can be found here.
  • You can also work with friendly legislators to have events or use social media to mark the week. The social media toolkit can be found here.
  • Hashtag: #PublicSchoolProud