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American Education Week: November 13-17, 2017

Celebrating ESP Day in Photos

Education Support Professionals: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Student

Through the eyes of Sofi, a middle school student, see how Education Support Professionals (ESP) make a difference in the lives of their students, both in and out of the classroom.

How are you celebrating American Education Week?

  • Celebrate with your social networks. For ideas, check out our "cheat sheet" and be sure to use #AEW2016.
  • Check Out 15 Awesome Conversation Starters for Kids
    On Parents Day, share this listicle of “15 Awesome Questions to Generate Conversation with Your Kids.” Don’t forget to use #AEW2016 and #ptchat is the hashtag used for dialogue between parents and educators.

  • Find 2016 Artwork to use in your celebrations: Click here for our 2016 poster, web banners, ads and more.

  • Are you or a colleague an Education Support Professional? Then check out our special guide for celebrating Education Support Professional Day.

What is American Education Week?

American Education Week—November 14-18, 2016—will present 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.

2016's theme, "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility," was reflected in special observances each day of the 2016 weeklong celebration:

  • Monday, November 14, 2016: Kickoff Day
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016: Parents Day
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016: Education Support Professionals Day
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016: Educator for a Day
  • Friday, November 18, 2016: Substitute Educators Day

Read more about the history of American Education Week.

American Education Week 2016 Art Work


Download the 24 x 36 2016 poster here

Download the 18 x 24 2016 poster here

Download the 8.5 x 11 2016 poster here



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what does education mean?

Fill in the blank: “Education means…”

Every student deserves a great public education, but what exactly does that mean? We want to hear it in your words! Share your thoughts with to celebrate both American by filling in the blank to one or both of the following:
A great public education is ___.
This is what a great public education looks like [insert your photo].

Tweet your response, or share a short video response on Twitter, Vine, or Instagram using the hashtag #AEW2016


Coming this year...

National Teacher Day
May 9, 2017

National Teacher Appreciation Week
May 7-13, 2017

American Education Week
November 13-17, 2017

Coming in 2018...

NEA's Read Across America Day
Thursday, March 2, 2018