Where We’ve Been in 2016- Our NCSA Ambassadors
In July, Nebraska Loves Public Schools announced our partnership with the new NCSA Ambassador program and since then we’ve had three former Nebraska superintendents working with us to carry the ‘I Love Public Schools’ message.
From Scottsbluff to McCook, South Sioux City to Omaha and all across the state, the Ambassadors have used their expertise from their years in the classroom to share our films and to continue the conversation about the good things happening in public schools.
As filmmakers, we’re grateful to partner with these thoughtful former school leaders because they can personally relate to the successes and challenges our schools see every day. They have felt the pride associated with increased test scores and they understand school improvement means so much more than numbers. They can talk about the meaning of true community involvement and how the challenges of poverty, mental health and increasing social needs impact our students.
With each visit, these Ambassadors are sharing anecdotes of what they’ve learned from other schools and they’re showing films and examples to demonstrate more of what’s happening across the state. They’re encouraging school leaders, students, parents and community members to share their school stories and to engage in a dialogue about how our communities can support our students. And, they’re sharing all of this online and with us and with our reporting partner, Nebraska Public Schools Advantage.
HOW IT WORKS
Nebraska Loves Public Schools works closely with NCSA, its Ambassadors and the Nebraska Public School Advantage (NPSA) to increase the collective coverage of positive public school stories happening throughout the school year. While our Ambassadors are out in the community, making presentations and presenting films, they’re also collecting stories to share with us and NPSA, a new reporting collaboration focused on the transformational power of public education.
Here’s an idea of how we work together.