In 2012, Public Education Network (PEN) closed its doors after 21 years. PEN was a network of local education funds (LEFs) -- community based organizations in high poverty school districts across the United States -- that continue to work with their school districts and communities to improve public education for the nation's most disadvantaged children.

At the national level, PEN raised the importance of public engagement as an essential component of education reform. It brought the voice of LEFs and the communities they represent into the national education debate. Finally, PEN gave voice to the essential nature of the connection between quality public education and a healthy and thriving democracy.

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Public Education Network 2007 Annual Report

May 1, 2008

Describes PEN's 2007 activities and plans for 2008 (which marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the first LEFs).

Public Education Network 2006 Year End Report

May 4, 2007

Provides a financial statement, donor list, and an update on PEN's programmatic work.

Public Education Network 2005 Annual Report - Public Responsibility for Public Education

May 3, 2006

Provides a financial statement, donor list, and an update on PEN's programmatic work.

Public Education Network 2004 Annual Report - Changing the National Discourse: Public Involvement. Public Education. Public Benefit.

February 9, 2005

Provides a financial statement, donor list, and an update on PEN's programmatic work.

Public Education Network 2003 Year in Review

May 1, 2004

Provides a financial statement, donor list, and an update on PEN's programmatic work.

Public Education Network 2002 Annual Report - America's Children

August 29, 2003

Provides a financial statement, donor list, and an update on PEN's programmatic work.

Public Education Network 2001 Year in Review

August 21, 2002

Provides a financial statement, donor list, and an update on PEN's programmatic work.

Public Education Network 2000 Annual Report - The Unyielding Quest for Equity

May 1, 2001

Provides a financial statement, donor list, and an update on PEN's programmatic work.

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