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Celebrate Texas Public Schools Week

Many Texas school districts will take time during Texas Public Schools Week, February 27 - March 3, to Celebrate Texas Public Schools. On March 2, Texas Independence Day, be sure to use the hashtag #PowerofPublic on social media to show support for Texas public schools.

Although it has seen its share of changes throughout the years, a free, public education has long been the heart of Texas. In fact, the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836 listed the failure of the Mexican Government "to establish any public system of education, although possessed of almost boundless resources" among reasons for severing political ties with Mexico.

Check out LISD-TV's Power of Public video here.