Public Engagement

2015 Advocacy Institute Public Advocacy Background Materials

This document provides the background materials for public advocacy items discussed during the 2015 Advocacy Instiute.  Topics include:

  • Stand Up 4 Public Education
  • The 46th Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools, Phi Delta
    Kappan, September 2014

 

I Stand Up 4 Public Schools

Public schools mold America into the great nation of citizens we are today. From the encouragement of great teachers or mentors like the football coach, to the support of the high school counselor, public schools shaped many of our lives. So, let's "Stand Up 4 Public Schools" and support quality public schools for America’s students! Emmy Award-winning television personality and celebrity advocate for “Stand UP 4 Public Schools,” Montel Williams says now is the time to support public education.

Who I am Today Began with Public Schools - Stand Up 4 Public Schools

Public schools are where futures start. Let's "Stand Up 4 Public Schools" and support quality public schools for America’s students! Narrated by Emmy Award-winning television personality Montel Williams, a celebrity advocate for "Stand Up 4 Public Schools." Special thanks to Virginia's Alexandria City Public Schools for their participation in this video. www.standup4publicschools.org

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Stands Up for Public Schools

Full speech of basketball great, business leader, and urban education advocate, Earvin "Magic" Johnson addressing the Annual Conference of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) on April 7, 2014 to launch NSBA's "Stand Up 4 Public Schools" (www.standup4publicschools.org) campaign to help tell the story of the great things happening in America's public schools.

Brighter Futures

Poverty now outstrips race as the best predictor of college attendance and completion. Bright Futures USA, a new non-profit organization started by Missouri’s Joplin Public Schools, plans to tackle poverty’s stranglehold on student achievement across the U.S.

Director Steve McQueen Shares NSBA’s “Stand Up 4 Public Schools” Wristband as He Accepts Academy Award for Best Picture

Alexandria, Va. (March 3, 2014) - In celebration of the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) partnership with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute "12 Years a Slave" to public high schools, NSBA congratulates the film’s Director Steve McQueen for winning the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture.

Hello! My Name is Public School and I Have an Image Problem

So much energy is focused on what's wrong with our public schools and how to fix them that we often lose sight of the extraordinary work occurring in our schools every day. Leslie Milder, founder of Friends of Texas Public Schools and author of Hello! My Name is Public School and I Have an Image Problem outlines a step-by-step approach for challenging unjust criticism and accusations of failure by directing the energies of those who lead and work in education to step up as ambassadors for America’s public schools and the children they serve.

Public Engagement

Graduation

Making NSBA a More Visible, Influential, and Effective Advocate for Public Education is Dependent on Strong Public Engagement

NSBA partners with filmmakers to distribute “12 Years a Slave” to public high schools

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is partnering with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute copies of the acclaimed film, book, and study guide 12 Years a Slave to America’s public high schools.

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