November 2015

Celebrate American Education Week

November 16-20, 2015

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.

CEA President Sheila Cohen said, "Great public schools are a fundamental right for each and every child in America, regardless of zip code. From early childhood through grade 12 and beyond, our communities must continue to work together with teachers to ensure every student has access to the very best public education possible."

Cohen continued, "While American Education Week offers opportunities to commend the hard work and success of students and teachers, it also reminds everyone how important it is to support public education every day. This positive spirit is essential if we are to provide every public school student with the high-quality educational opportunities she/he deserves."

According to Cohen, school success is about much more than data—much more than test results—much, much more. "Every day in public schools, students grow and learn. Every day there are more teachable moments than can be counted. There is more professionalism, perseverance, care, love, outreach, and hard work than words can ever communicate. Today and every day, I am so proud to applaud Connecticut's dedicated public school teachers."

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