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.

PPS is going Live on Facebook for National Disability Awareness Month

Helping Special Needs Students During and After the Covid-19 Pandemic

Thursday, October 29, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (CT)

Join us as we discuss:

  • The effect of Covid-19 and virtual learning on special needs students
  • Best practices/lessons learned with virtual learning
  • Things parents can do to assist special needs students with virtual learning


  • Talatha Bingham-Gibbs, Executive Director
    Exceptional Education Services, Jackson Public Schools
  • Katisha Bragg, Exceptional Education Services Case Manager
    Middle School Division, Jackson Public Schools
  • Lou Ann Cavett, Occupational Therapist
    Exceptional Education Services, Jackson Public Schools
  • Margaret Jurden, Exceptional Education Teacher
    Marshall Elementary, Jackson Public Schools
  • Leslie Junkin, Project Director
    Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center (MSPTI)
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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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