American Education Week
NEA's American Education Week (AEW) spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from kindergarten through college, and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great.
Our annual tag line, Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility, reflects the Association's calling upon America to provide students with quality public schools so that they can grow, prosper, and achieve in the 21st century.
In 2011, the 90th annual American Education Week will take place November 13–19. Each day during the week will spotlight a different aspect of school life:
Monday, November 14
• Kick-off Day
• From national commemorations to local community events, millions of Americans celebrate public education.
Tuesday, November 15
• Parents' Day
• Schools invite parents into the classroom for a hands-on experience of what the day is like for their child.
Wednesday, November 16
• Education Support Professionals Day
• Individuals who provide invaluable services to schools are recognized for their outstanding work.
Thursday, November 17
• 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 18
• Substitute Educators Day
• Honors the educators who are called upon to replace regularly employed teachers.
* Credit NEA - www.nea.org/aew/