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American Education Week: November 16-20, 2015

What is American Education Week?

American Education Week—November 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 weeklong celebration:

  • Monday, November 16: Kickoff Day
  • 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.

NEA's American Education Week in the Media

Follow national media coverge of NEA's AEW2014 Tour all week long for the latest news, updates from the road, and highlights from celebrations across the nation.   


AEW in Photos


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November 17 - 22 is also
International Education Week!
See how the NEA Foundation is
helping educators learn more
about global education, and bringing the world to their students, every day this week.


Now through the end of the year, Chevrolet proudly offers special pricing for educators. Visit or visit your local Chevy dealer as we celebrate those who shape the minds of every generation.