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Sample Radio Public Service Announcements

Be sure to contact local radio stations well in advance of American Education Week to arrange recording and placement of your public service announcements.

Some stations like to use their own on-air personalities to record PSAs. Others will offer their studios for you to tape the spots using the voice of your choice.

Use the sample radio scripts here "as is," or read through them for ideas and then tailor your own scripts to address the concerns unique to your community. Idea: the most compelling spots are often created by students. (Note: Reporters may want to follow up your PSA with a news story.)

General purpose scripts include:

Education Support Professionals scripts include:

General Purpose PSAs

Thank You

(15 seconds)

Hello, my name is _______________, a teacher at ____________.

Thank you for supporting your local public school.

Together, we're making great public schools for every child. That is America's promise.

Celebrate American Education Week with us, November 17th through 21st.

A message from (station call letters) and the (local association name).

______________________

A Community

(15 seconds)

This week, November 17th through 21st, is American Education Week.

A good time to remember that caring teachers, education support professionals, substitute educators, and involved parents make the difference in a child's learning.

Together, we're making great public schools for every child. That's a dream we're working to make a reality.

A message from (station call letters) and the (local association name).

______________________

Watch Them Learn

(15 seconds)

Visit your neighborhood school during American Education Week, November 17th through 21st.

Watch children learning to think, solve problems, and cooperate on projects.

Better yet . . . ask how you can help reinforce their learning skills beyond the classroom.

Together, we are making great public schools for every child. That is America's Promise.

A message from (station call letters) and the (local association name).

_____________________

Teachers in America

(30 seconds)

America's public school teachers equip our youngsters with many skills.

They teach students to read and do math.

They teach children history and science.

They help them learn how to solve problems, resolve conflicts and cooperate with each other.

Teachers care about how and what their students learn.

Teachers want all of them to succeed.

Just like you--their parents and community members.

Please . . . come into our classrooms and see how we are fulfilling America's promise by making great public schools for every child.

Celebrate American Education Week, November 17th through 21st.

A message from (station call letters) and the (association name).

_____________________

What I Like Best (script for children's voices)

(60 seconds)

Girl #1: What I like best about my school is my classroom teacher, (name), because he/she taught me how to read (name of book). When I grow up, I'm going to write a book.

Boy #1: What I like best about my classes is how we learn to solve problems and work together as a team. I can do a lot of things by myself, but I like being able to help others and work together to get a project done.

Girl #2: What I like best is biology--studying chromosomes and DNA. After I go to college, I'm going to medical school and become a doctor. If I could find the cure for cancer or diabetes or AIDS, that would be like totally awesome!

Boy #2: I'm not sure what I like best about my school. It's a toss-up--I like history, art and gym. Who knows? Maybe I'll be a historian. Or design computer graphics. Or be a basketball player. My mom, though, she'd like me to be a teacher.

Announcer: America's schools teach children to think, cooperate, solve problems, and much more.

Visit a school during American Education Week, November 17th through 21st, and see the future taking shape, one student at a time!

A message from (station call letters) and the (association name).

______________________

All the Difference

(60 seconds)

Sometimes one teacher can make all the difference:

A teacher who stays after school to help you understand an algebra problem.

A coach who tells you that you can do it--and gets you to run faster than you've ever run before.

A teacher who pushes you to do things you didn't think you could do--write a poem, create an algorithm, play a Bach sonata.

Sometimes one day in school can make the difference for a lifetime.

The day you learn how to read.

The day you win an award in the science fair.

The day you start thinking "I can" instead of "I can't."

November 17th through 21st is American Education Week, a time for celebrating the crucial differences that educators make in young lives.

The classroom is where students learn to think, solve problems, and cooperate with each other.

These skills are critical in shaping the future of America.

This week, visit your child's classroom and show your support.

Whether it's thanking a teacher, reading to kindergartners, or talking with high school students about your work, your support can make all the difference!

A message from (station call letters) and the (association name).

______________________

Education Support Professionals PSAs

Thank You

(15 seconds)

Hello, my name is ___________________, a (job classification) in the ______________ school district.

Thank you for supporting our local public school.

Together, we're providing great public schools for every child.

Celebrate, with us, National Education Support Professionals Day, November 19th.

A message from (station call letters) and the (local association name).

______________________

A Community

(15 seconds)

Today is National Education Support Professionals Day.

This is a good time to remember that secretaries, food service workers, and bus drivers are essential partners in the education process.

Together, we're providing great public schools for every child.

A message from (station call letters) and the (local association name).

______________________

Watch Them Learn

(15 seconds)

Visit your neighborhood school on National Education Support Professionals Day, November 19th.

Watch children learning to think, solve problems and cooperate on projects.

Together we're providing great public schools for every child.

A message from (station call letters) and the (local association name).

______________________

Education Support Professionals in America

(30 seconds)

Education support professionals work hard in public education and for the children they serve.

Education support professionals are essential to the education process.

Just like you--they're parents and community members.

America's public school education support professionals transport our children to and from school.

They are the first to greet our children at the school door.

They maintain safe and clean school buildings.

They provide nutritious meals to our children.

They assist teachers in classroom instruction.

We invite you to come into our school buildings and see how we are providing great learning experiences for every child.

Join us in celebrating National Education Support Professionals Day, November 19th.

A message from (station call letters) and the (association name).

______________________

All the Difference

(60 seconds)

Sometimes one person can make a difference:

A classroom aide who stays after school to help you understand an algebra problem.

A crossing guard who assists your child across a busy street.

A computer technician who retrieves your once lost term paper from a disk.

November 20th is National Education Support Professionals Day, a time for celebrating the crucial differences that education support professionals make in young lives.

The school building is where students learn to think, solve problems and cooperate with each other.

These skills are critical in shaping the future of America.

This week, visit your child's school and show your support.

Whether it's thanking an Educational Support Professional, reading to kindergartners, or talking with high school students about your work, your support can make all the difference!

A message from (station call letters) and the (association name).