Leading the Nation

Resources and Materials

The following print and digital materials will be available for downloaded in January 2018 to help your plan and promote Leading the Nation events in your district.


Leading the Nation webpage at Mass.gov/LeadingTheNation that provides resources for districts, the public, and the media, including digital versions of all programming material.

Frequently Asked Questions about Leading the Nation week.

Invitation letter to public officials, local leaders, and others that schools and partners can adapt for local use.

Local Leading the Nation Week declaration requests for school boards, city councils, mayors, legislatures, governors.

Data/fact sheets on the achievements of Massachusetts districts, schools, and students.

Evaluation form to help us make future Leading the Nation events even better!


Explainer videos for schools and partners to use at events.

Talking points on student success in Massachusetts.

30-second PSA scripts that districts and partners can use to produce spots for local radio, TV, online, or print media.

Promotional flyer templates for schools to adapt to send to parents, community members, etc.

Logos for the initiative.


News release templates that schools and partners can easily customize to publicize activities to local media.

Sample op-ed and letter-to-the-editor templates for submission to local media by a student, parent, educator, or prominent individual in the community.


Fundraising guide with ideas on how to access resources for your events.

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