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AEW Celebration Letter to the Media

[Insert date]

Dear Media Representative:

During this year's American Education Week—November 15—21, 2009—millions of educators, parents, students, and community leaders will join the National Education Association (NEA) in raising awareness about the critical need to provide every child with a quality public education.  Here, in [insert city], [insert organization name] will be [insert activity, i.e., organizing, hosting, coordinating ...].

The [insert activity name] will [insert details about the event/activity]. It will also 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 importance of great public schools in the lives of students. For more information on American Education Week, please visit Please contact [insert contact name and information] to discuss further details about our local American Education Week celebration.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.


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