Wisconsin Public Education Network joins public school advocates and champions statewide in celebrating Public Schools Week, Monday, February 27 – Friday, March 3, 2023. This week serves as a poignant reminder to appreciate the public schools that are the heart of our communities, to put that appreciation into action, and to deliver what our students, educators, communities, and public schools need, year-round.
Highlights of the week will include:
- Public Schools Week Kick-off at the Capitol.
Network partners, lawmakers, and champions for public schools will meet at the State Capitol in Madison on Monday morning to kick-off the week and deliver messages of support for our public schools. RSVPs are still open; members of the public and the press may join by registering here.
- Launch of a third Public Schools Unite Us video from Micah Davis and Steve Betchkal of Soul Shine Creative Studios in Eau Claire, in collaboration with Wisconsin Public Education Network.
The first two videos in this series, which highlights the power of public schools in uniting people and building strong communities long after students graduate, were launched at the 2022 Summer Summit in Eau Claire, and featured Charles Vue with his former teacher Peggy Hagmann, and Pa Thao with her former guidance counselor Blia Schwahn.
- A Proclamation of Public Schools Week from Governor Evers.
- Wisconsin Public Education Network Budget Action Workshop, March 1.
Advocates will put their appreciation into action for public schools by attending a free, virtual, two-hour workshop on the biennial state budget: what’s in the Governor’s proposed budget, why it matters to kids, and what we can do about it. Registration is required and is available here.
- Local-level actions, events, and demonstrations across Wisconsin!
We urge all who care about Wisconsin’s students and public schools to join us in celebrating Public Schools Week, and to follow Wisconsin Public Education Network’s online toolkit and Facebook page for more ideas, news, and opportunities.