Sample Educator for a Day Media Alert
For Immediate Release
PROMINENT LOCAL LEADERS TO BE EDUCATORS FOR A DAY AT [INSERT NAME OF SCHOOL] DURING AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK
WHAT: Prominent local leaders, including [insert names/titles] will serve as Educators for a Day at [insert school name] during the National Education Association's (NEA's) 88th annual American Education Week celebration taking place November 15–21. Guest teachers will spend an entire day at [insert school name] to experience firsthand school activities under the guidance of a cooperating educator.
[Insert school's name]'s Educator for a Day event is part of a nationwide effort to draw attention to American Education Week's tagline, "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibililty." 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.
WHO: [Insert prominent figures serving as educators for a day].
WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 2009 [Insert times media may 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 community leaders, who are making a difference in ensuring 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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