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Sample Education Support Professionals Day Letter to the Media

[Insert date]

Dear Media Representative:

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, is Education Support Professionals Day. On this day, [insert school name] will honor the secretaries, classroom aides, maintenance people, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, and others who provide invaluable services to schools. The celebration is part of the National Education Association's 92nd annual American Education Week taking place November 18-22, and is designed to publicly recognize education support professionals for their outstanding work and dedication to making public schools great for every child.

[Insert school name]'s Education Support Professionals Day will include a wide range of activities, including [insert details about activities planned].

These activities will help reinforce American Education Week's tagline, "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility." The tagline represents NEA's vision of calling upon all Americans to do their part in making public schools great for every child so that they can grow and achieve in the 21st century.

We encourage you to cover this celebration to help us spread the word about the important role education support professionals play in the lives of today's students. For more information on American Education Week and Education Support Professionals Day, please visit www.nea.org/aew or contact [insert contact name and information].

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Sincerely,

[Insert name and title]