From APS Schools
National School Walkout Day on March 14
In addition, you may have seen information on social media and on websites encouraging students, teachers,
and their allies around the country to organize a National School Walkout Day on March 14, 2018, at 10 a.m.
for 17 minutes to insist that Congress take legislative action on keeping schools safe. There are two additional
dates for student civic engagement proposed for March 24 and April 20.
As the birthplace and school district of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Atlanta Public Schools (APS) takes se-
riously our responsibility to prepare our students to succeed beyond high school and to help them become
well-rounded individuals equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary for actively engaging in society. To
support student engagement around a national dialogue on National School Walkout Day, our schools are
planning to work with our students and student leaders to develop a structured plan that will be implemented
during that 17-minute walkout. Some schools are already getting prepared for the learning experience!
It will be supported by our Teaching & Learning team. They are recommending age-appropriate instructional
activities to support teachers’ efforts in facilitating this conversation around civic engagement and