Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Save the Date – January 27 Day of Action

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On January 27, 2016 we’re kicking off the first-ever Public Schools Day of Action, a day devoted to engaging all citizens in Nebraska to celebrate our teachers, students and public school communities.

On this day, Consider the Alternative, our limited-release film that explains to families and taxpayers the positive differences already happening in our existing public schools, will become available for watch parties across the state. From living rooms to auditoriums, lunch rooms to break rooms, watch parties will take place in as many communities across Nebraska on this day as possible. Hosts of the watch parties – parents, teachers, administrators, or anyone with a stake in public education – will ask their guests to take action based on what is needed in that local community. It could be anything from visiting the schools to volunteering or handwriting a note to their state senator in support of public schools.

Anyone and everyone involved with public schools will be invited to host a watch party of the film and contribute to the online discussion.

Register to become a host (it’s easy): Click here to sign up and host your watch party.

We used this film to explain to families and taxpayers how charters work, the implications of change and the positive differences that can happen in our existing public schools. Public Schools Day of Action will be a great conversation starter for anyone and everyone involved with public schools around the state. We hope to screen our film, Consider the Alternative, in as many communities across Nebraska on this day as possible.

HOW CAN I HELP? 

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Parents, teachers, administrators, or anyone else with a stake in Nebraska’s public school system can host a watch party. The watch parties are 100% free to host. We’ll send along a DVD of the film and a discussion guide. Click here to sign up and host your watch party.

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Invite your communities – students, parents, teachers, administrators, alumni, business partners and more. Make sure to list your event on our statewide event page.


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Showtime! Show the film and show the world that you support and love public schools. Share watch party photos online using the hashtag #ILovePublicSchools

More ways to get involved

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Can you join us?
Sign up to learn more about Day of Action opportunities.