Public Education Network PEN

Public Education Network (PEN) is a national association of local education funds LEFs and individuals working to advance public school reform in low-income communities across our country. PEN believes an active, vocal constituency is the key to ensuring that every child, in every community, benefits from a quality public education … (about 1/2).

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Address: Public Education Network, 601 Thirteenth Street NW, Suite 710 South, Washington, DC 20005-3808, USA;

About 2/2: … PEN and its members are building public demand and mobilizing resources for quality public education on behalf of 12 million children in 32 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. 

PEN has expanded its work internationally to include members in Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa and Tanzania.

Click here to learn more about how our LEFs supports school districts across the country.

Our Mission:

  • To build public demand and mobilize resources for quality public education for all children through a national constituency of local education funds and individuals.

Click here to learn more about how LEFs support educators, students and families.

Our Guiding Principles:

  • Public education is fundamental to a democratic, civil, prosperous society.
  • Public schools are critical institutions for breaking the cycle of poverty and redressing social inequities.
  • Education reform must be systemic to be effective.
  • Public engagement, community support, and adequate resources are essential to the success of public education.

Click here to see how LEFs build strong connections between public schools and communities:

  • Independent community-based organizations must play a central role in building and sustaining broad support for quality public education and for achieving significant reform in the nation’s public schools.
  • Parents and caregivers should be involved in all attempts to improve public schools.

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