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Sample Education Support Professionals Day Media Alert

For Immediate Release
[Insert date]


[INSERT ORGANIZATION NAME] TO HOST
EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS DAY EVENT
DURING AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK,
NOVEMBER 15—21, 2009


WHAT: [Insert organization name] will organize [insert activity] on Education Support Professionals Day taking place during the National Education Association's 88th annual American Education Week, November 15—21. Secretaries, classroom aides, maintenance people, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, and others will be honored and recognized at the event for the invaluable services they provide to [insert school name] and its students.

[Insert school's name]'s Education Support Professionals Day is part of a nationwide effort to draw attention to AEW's tagline, "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility."  It's 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.

WHO: [Insert prominent figures, celebrities, speakers, or number of education support professionals being honored].

WHEN: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 [Insert times media can visit your school for interviews/photographs].

WHERE: [Insert your school's address].

WHY: NEA's American Education Week presents all Americans with an opportunity to honor individuals, including education support professionals, who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. The weeklong celebration spotlights the different people who are critical in building great public schools for the nation's 50 million K-12 students.

CONTACT: [Insert media contact name and telephone number].


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