Sample Substitute Educators Day Media Alert
For Immediate Release
[INSERT ORGANIZATION NAME] TO HOST SUBSTITUTE EDUCATORS DAY EVENT DURING AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK
WHAT : [Insert organization name] will host [insert activity] on Substitute Educators Day taking place during the National Education Association's 88th annual American Education Week, November 15–21. The event will recognize and honor the individuals who are called upon to replace regularly employed teachers and other school employees who are on sick or other leave.
[Insert school’s name]'s Substitute Educators Day is part of a nationwide effort to draw attention to 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.
WHO: [Insert prominent figures, celebrities, speakers, or number of substitute educators being honored].
WHEN: Friday, November 20, 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 substitute educators, 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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