Celebrating Great Public Schools
Great public schools are the catalyst for growth and achievement in Idaho’s children, and the Idaho Education Association invites you to join us in recognizing all of those who help make them possible. American Education Week takes place November 13-17, 2017, and provides a terrific platform for telling stories about the dedicated teachers, education support professional (ESPs), parents and community leaders who help provide Idaho students with the foundation for their success.
“American Education Week is the perfect time to acknowledge the contributions of Idaho’s many dedicated professional educators, who work with parents, school officials and communities of all sizes to shape the lives of our children,” says Idaho Education Association President Kari Overall. “It is also the perfect time to reinforce the concept that every child, regardless of circumstance, deserves equal access to a highly-qualified teacher and a well-resourced school.”
Several specific observations are included in American Education Week.
- Parents Day–Tuesday, November 14. The role that parents play in their children’s education will be recognized and celebrated.
- Education Support Professionals Day–Wednesday, November 15. This day is set aside to recognize bus drivers, cafeteria workers, maintenance staff, clerical staff and many other ESPs who provide invaluable services to public education.
- Educator for a Day–Thursday, November 16. Elected officials and community leaders are invited to participate in a hands-on school experience.
- Substitute Educators Day–Friday, November 17. Recognition for substitute teachers.
The IEA will be featuring stories about American Education Week across various platforms, including our website, www.idahoea.org, and our Facebook and Twitter pages. More information about American Education Week is also available at http://www.nea.org/grants/19823.htm.