Dear Fellow Educators,
Happy American Education Week! Today marks the start of a weeklong celebration of public education here in the U.S. Every year since 1921, we pause to express our sincerest gratitude for the many people who make the education process possible for the future of our country – our children. This special week, observed right before Thanksgiving, is the perfect time to honor the heritage of every American to learn.
Why do you celebrate American Education Week? Show and tell us on social media (with word and pictures) using #aew2016.
Dr. Sid Chapman
Georgia Association of Educators
American Education Week—November 13-19, 2016—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. The weeklong celebration features a special observance each day of the week. They include:
Monday, November 14: Kickoff Day
Nationwide Kickoff. Celebrate excellence in your school by hosting kickoff events and activities.
Tuesday, November 15: Parents Day
Invite parents into your classrooms for a firsthand look at what the school day is like for their children.
Wednesday, November 16: Education Support Professionals Day
Invite community leaders in to experience the day as educators and experience the challenges of teaching and the needs of students.
Friday, November 18: Substitute Educators Day