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American Education Week

Raise Your Hand for Student Success

What is American Education Week?

American Education Week—November 17-21, 2014—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 17: Kickoff Day 

Nationwide Kickoff. Across the country, schools will celebrate excellence in education by hosting kickoff events and activities.

Tuesday, November 18: Parents Day

Schools will invite parents into the classroom for a firsthand look at what the school day is like for their children.

Wednesday, November 19: Education Support Professionals Day

Education Support Professionals keep schools running and students safe, healthy and ready to learn. Check out these charts to see how hard ESPs work to serve students in public schools and how committed ESPs are to both their jobs and their communities. Also watch the "It's More Than Just a Job" videos below to learn more about ESP careers. 

Raise Your Hand for Student Success: Education Support Professional Appreciation Radio Spot By 2013 ESP of the Year Donna Schulze

Thursday, November 20: Educator for a Day

Community leaders will be invited to experience the day as educators and experience the challenges of teaching and the needs of students. Learn more about this program through the Educator for a Day Promotional Kit.

Friday, November 21: Substitute Educators Day

Substitute educators play a vital role in the maintenance and continuity of daily education. Learn more about these professionals and take a look at resources and tips for substitute educators.

2014 Artwork and Materials

  • Visuals to Help Promote Your Events -- Coming Soon! 

What Happens During American Education Week?

Check out highlights from the 2013 event


Celebrate American Education Week with a Pledge to Support Our Schools

Do you want smaller class sizes for students, professional respect for educators, and the resources necessary to give all children access to a great public school?

Then take our pledge to "Raise Your Hand" to support our nation's public schools--for American Education Week and beyond. Then, share the pledge with your social networks.


Save the Date!

American Education Week 2014 -- November 17-21 

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Celebrate American Education Week

Celebrate American Education Week
NEA President Van Roekel reminds you to celebrate American Education Week.

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Parents Day

Parents Day
NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen gives parents advice on how to prepare for their parent/teacher conference by asking viewers to remember to “P.A.S.S”: Prepare for the meeting, Ask questions, Set expectations, Stay involved.

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