American Education Week
November 16-20, 2015
Be sure to display your AEW poster (from the inside of the Fall issue of Something Better) in your school. Also, share on Missouri NEA's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MissouriNEA) how you school community celebrated the week. If you have photos of special visitors, please share them and tell your story.
What is American Education Week?
American Education Week—Nov. 16-20, 2015—presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. This year’s theme is "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility," and will be reflected in special observances each day of the week-long celebration:
Monday, November 16: Kickoff Day
Find ideas and materials, along with the history of AEW at http://www.nea.org/grants/19823.htm.
Tuesday, November 17: Parents Day
Wednesday, November 18: Education Support Professionals Day
Thursday, November 19: Educator for a Day
Friday, November 20: Substitute Educators Day
Read more about the history of American Education Week, and see below for highlights from the 2014 celebration.
Substitute Educators Day
Friday of American Education Week
Substitute Educators Day was established in 2003 by the NEA Representative Assembly. Substitute teachers have a vital role in public schools. They have an ability to go into a classroom of strange faces and keep students on task in the absence of the regular classroom teacher. Encourage increased respect for substitutes by celebrating Substitute Educators Day, the Friday of American Education Week.
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