Celebrate American Education Week: November 12-16
PSEA joins the nation to celebrate American Education Week, a week recognizing the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education. We must all do our part in making public schools great. 2012 marks the 91st anniversary of American Education Week.
American Education Week was created at the NEA Representative Assembly in 1921. In its resolution, the NEA called for: "An educational week... observed in all communities annually for the purpose of informing the public of the accomplishments and needs of the public schools and to secure the cooperation and support of the public in meeting those needs."
The NEA's tagline, Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility, reflects this call to provide students with quality public schools so that they can grow, prosper, and achieve in the 21st century.
Schedule of Events
- Monday, November 12: Kick-off Day
From national commemorations to local community events, millions of Americans celebrate public education.
- Tuesday, November 13: Parents' Day
Schools invite parents into the classroom for a hands-on experience of what the day is like for their child.
Find resources on PSEA's Parent Involvement Toolkit: www.psea.org/parents
- Wednesday, November 14: Education Support Professionals Day
Individuals who provide invaluable services to schools are recognized for their outstanding work.
- Thursday, November 15: Educator for a Day
Community leaders are invited to serve as educators to get a glimpse at a day in the life of a school employee.
- Friday, November 16: Substitute Educators Day
This day honors the educators who are called upon to replace regularly employed teachers.
History of American Education Week
The first American Education Week was celebrated in 1921. Learn more about the origins of this national event.
Visit www.nea.org/aew for more information and resources.