#WeAre2023: A Celebration of Graduation & Grade Promotion
In May and June, millions of public school students across the nation will celebrate a significant milestone in their academic careers.
Graduation and grade promotions are more than just ceremonies. Whether they are graduating from pre-K to elementary school, or high school to career, college, trade school, or the military, kids are taking part in experiences that reflect their perseverance and resilience and represent a fulfillment of their hopes and dreams.
When we commemorate graduation and grade promotion, we celebrate our kids, their hard work, and their accomplishments. We also reinforce the incredible importance of education to our communities, our nation, and our society.
This spring, the Learning First Alliance is joining with our partners across the country to celebrate the students moving onto the next phase of their academic career or the next phase of their lives. At the same time, we will spotlight the amazing work of educators to prepare students for the future.
Kids thrive when their schools, educators, and school professionals have the support and resources they need to be successful. Will you join us?
Send us Your Photos and Social Media Posts for our #WeAre2023 Photo Album
Your student’s graduation or grade promotion is a wonderful achievement and a great milestone. Check out our #WeAre2023 Photo Album highlighting students and the educators and families that contribute to their success.
Want us to feature your student, favorite teacher, principal or school program? Send your photos or screenshots of your social media posts to email@example.com. Or you can tag us @LearningFirst and use #WeAre2023 when you post.
Missed our May 4, Twitter Chat?
In this #WeAre2023 Twitter Chat we connected with school leaders, leading education groups and students as we gave voice to the power of education and the impact of graduation on kids’ future success.
Check out highlights from the chat here or on Twitter using the hashtag #WeAre2023.
Missed our May 2, Webinar?
In this free webinar we highlighted stories of how public schools have helped prepare kids for the next steps in their future.
Moderator: Steve Drummond, Executive Producer, NPR News
Speakers: David Griffith, Associate Executive Director, Policy and Advocacy, NAESP; Jacqueline Rodriguez, CEO, National Center for Learning Disabilities; Casey Roberts, Executive Director, New Horizons Regional Education Centers; Deirdra Hawkes, Director of Programs & Advocacy, American School Counselor Association
Watch the live stream recording now on demand on YouTube
Why I’m #HerefortheKids
Why I’m #HerefortheKids
The past three years have placed a spotlight on America’s educators and school professionals who have shown us how truly committed they are to helping children thrive despite unprecedented challenges. In every community across America, schools are partnering with parents and families to ensure all children can achieve their full potential. Check out our videos to hear from teachers, principals, superintendents and others why they are #HerefortheKids.
AASA, The School Superintendents Association
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Federation of Teachers
American School Counselor Association
Consortium for School Networking
National Association of Elementary School Principals
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Education Association
National School Boards Association
National School Public Relations Association