Celebrated every year since 1921, American Education Week offers a great opportunity to raise public awareness about the needs and virtues of public schools. In 1921, the National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assembly in Des Moines, Iowa, called for designation of one week each year to spotlight education. In its resolution, the NEA called for: “An educational week…observed in all communities annually for the purpose of informing the public of the accomplishments and needs of the public schools and to secure the cooperation and support of the public in meeting those needs.” American Education Week is always the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving. Therefore, this year’s dates are from Nov. 11-17. For more information on American Education Week, please visit the NEA’s website.
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