American Education Week: November 13-19, 2016
Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility
American Education Week Posters
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
Get to Know Your Education Support Professionals!
Today we celebrate our nation's school support staff and their tireless work in meeting the needs of the whole student. See how Native American specialist Cecil Crawford is addressing a critical need by helping to lower the dropout rate at his school.
How are you celebrating American Education Week?
Share your plans and photos with us at AEW@nea.org!
If you're on social media, be sure to use #AEW2016.
2015 Artwork: Click here for our 2015 poster, web banners, ads and more.
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.
Online Q&A: The Power of Teacher-Parent Relationships For Student Success
Our Q&A has ended, but you can still visit our Facebook page and read through the great advice and discussion between parents and educators. Weigh in with your own ideas and keep the conversation going! Read more here.
NEA's American Education Week in the Media
Follow national media coverge of NEA's AEW2015 Tour all week long for the latest news and highlights from celebrations across the nation.
AEW in Photos
Coming This Fall...
Substitute Educators Day
November 18, 2016
Coming in 2017...
NEA's Read Across America Day
Thursday, March 2, 2017
National Teacher Day
May 9, 2017
National Teacher Appreciation Week
May 7-13, 2017
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 the NEA Foundation this week to celebrate both American and International Education Week by filling in the blank to one or both of the following:
Public education means ___.
Global education means ___.
Tweet your response, or share a short video response on Twitter, Vine, or Instagram using the hashtag #educatortalks and either #AEW2015 or #IEW2015.