February 23, 2021

Van Hollen, Tester, Colleagues Designate Public Schools Week to Recognize Critical Role of Public Education

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and a bipartisan group of colleagues in celebrating the critical role public school teachers, administrators, parents, and students play in their communities by designating February 22 – 26 as Public Schools Week. 

The lawmakers' resolution encourages state, local, and federal lawmakers to prioritize efforts to strengthen public education and bolster services that provide critical support for students, including counseling, extracurricular activities, and mental health resources. The resolution also urges Congress support efforts to advance equal opportunities for students of all backgrounds, so that every child can receive a high-quality education, no matter who they are or where they live.

Full text of the resolution is available here.