American Education Week—November 18-22, 2013—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 18: Kickoff Day
- Tuesday, November 19: Parent's Day
- Wednesday, November 20: Education Support Professionals Day
- Thursday, November 21: Educator for a Day
- Friday, November 22: Substitute Educators Day
To help you plan these celebration days, we have developed this online toolkit with background information, activity ideas, and tips for working with the media, as well as downloadable resources, templates, and promotional materials.
We hope you will join in our American Education Week efforts by using this online toolkit to create unforgettable events and activities that will highlight the importance of bringing together everyone in the community—educators, parents, students, and public figures—in an effort to build great public schools. Together, we can make a difference.