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PPS believes

public education is an essential element of a democracy.


PPS believes

public education is the only institution in America that provides every child the opportunity to move from one economic level to a better one.


PPS believes

that parents are owners of their public schools.


PPS provides

opportunities that prepare parents for the responsibilities of ownership.


Our Vision

A nation where families and communities are actively engaged in strengthening public schools for every child.

Our Mission

Parents for Public Schools advances the role of families and communities in securing a high quality public education for every child.

Read the 2021-22 PPS Impact Report

The 2021-22 PPS Impact Report celebrates PPS’s continued commitment to advancing the role of families and communities in securing a high-quality public education for every child.  PPS chapters have done amazing work over the past year to support our mission. Through their hard work and dedication,  PPS continues to have a powerful impact on our public schools and the communities where they are located. We look forward to the next thirty years of working to ensure that equitable and excellent public schools are available to every child.

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It’s a good thing our PPS Parent Engagement Programs (PEP) are a great alternative.

The Parents for Public Schools Parent Engagement Programs (PEP) provide parents guidance for becoming effective coaches and advocates for their children’s learning. These evidence-based training programs were developed by child development specialists and education experts under the direction and oversight of PPS.


Today, there are PPS chapters located across the country. Although each chapter has its own identity, the work of all chapters is enhanced as a part of a larger national network that provides a source of power, support, and expertise. Find the chapter in your area.

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