public education is an essential element of a democracy.
public education is the only institution in America that provides every child the opportunity to move from one economic level to a better one.
that parents are owners of their public schools.
opportunities that prepare parents for the responsibilities of ownership.
The PPS Brand of Family Engagement
PPS reworks relationships between families, communities and schools so that parents are equal and actively engaged partners, not passive, external constituents of their public school systems.
Proactive problem solvers
PPS moves parents beyond a reactive, help-only-when-asked mode to identify problems and bring their talents and ideas to the policy table, not just the homework table.
PPS provides the resources and ideas that help parents work with educators to define and analyze issues and find solutions.
PPS challenges mediocrity at every level in public schools by setting high standards and helping students and educators meet these standards.
Mentors to others
PPS paves the way for ongoing and significant involvement at all levels of the district by creating welcome spaces and meaningful roles for more parents.
Committed to diversity in action
PPS crosses racial, cultural and socioeconomic lines to develop partnerships among parents that are needed to effectively promote the best education for all students.
Think nationally and act locally
PPS does its local work as part of a national effort and shares resources and ideas with other PPS parents across the nation.
PPS answers a civic duty to help make public schools effective for all children and strong anchors of their communities.
Connect with a chapter....
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.Learn More