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November 9, 2015
Celebrate American Education Week: November 16-20
During American Education Week, November 16-20, we celebrate the achievements of students, teachers, education support professionals, parents, and community members who help students succeed.
American Education Week was created out of national concern over illiteracy. The nation first celebrated in 1921, sponsored by NEA and the American Legion. Events take place the week before Thanksgiving and are designed to honor the hard work of students, recognize the professionalism and commitment of educators, and appreciate parents and community members who work toward quality public schools for every student.
Schedule of Events:
- Monday, November 16: Kickoff Day
From national commemorations to local community events, millions of Americans celebrate public education.
- Tuesday, November 17: 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 18: Education Support Professionals Day
Individuals who provide invaluable services to schools are recognized for their outstanding work.
- Thursday, November 29: 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 20: Substitute Educators Day
This day honors the educators who are called upon to replace regularly employed teachers.
Visit www.nea.org/aew for more information and resources.