American Education Week: November 16-20, 2015
Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility
Get to Know Your Education Support Professionals!
Today we celebrate our nation's school support staff and their tireless work in meeting the needs of the whole student. See how Native American specialist Cecil Crawford is addressing a critical need by helping to lower the dropout rate at his school.
How are you celebrating American Education Week?
Share your plans and photos with us at AEW@nea.org!
If you're on social media, be sure to use #AEW2015.
2015 Artwork: Click here for our 2015 poster, web banners, ads and more.
What is American Education Week?
American Education Week—November 16-20, 2015—presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. This year’s theme is "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility," and will be reflected in special observances each day of the weeklong celebration:
- Monday, November 16: Kickoff Day
- Tuesday, November 17: Parents Day
- Wednesday, November 18: Education Support Professionals Day
- Thursday, November 19: Educator for a Day
- Friday, November 20: Substitute Educators Day
Read more about the history of American Education Week, and see below for highlights from the 2014 celebration.
Online Q&A: The Power of Teacher-Parent Relationships For Student Success
Our Q&A has ended, but you can still visit our Facebook page and read through the great advice and discussion between parents and educators. Weigh in with your own ideas and keep the conversation going! Read more here.
NEA's American Education Week in the Media
Follow national media coverge of NEA's AEW2015 Tour all week long for the latest news and highlights from celebrations across the nation.
AEW in Photos
Fill in the blank: “Education means…”
Every student deserves a great public education, but what exactly does that mean? We want to hear it in your words! Share your thoughts with the NEA Foundation this week to celebrate both American and International Education Week by filling in the blank to one or both of the following:
Public education means ___.
Global education means ___.
Tweet your response, or share a short video response on Twitter, Vine, or Instagram using the hashtag #educatortalks and either #AEW2015 or #IEW2015.