November 13

American Education Week 2018

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American Education Week

This week, Nov. 12-16, celebrate American Education Week and its message of "Reach. Educate. Inspire." This event celebrates public education and honors those people making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. During the week, people are encouraged to take to social media with the message #PublicSchoolsForAll to underscore the importance of public education.

Now celebrated the week before Thanksgiving, American Education Week first was observed Dec. 4-10, 1921, as a collaborative endeavor of the National Education Association and the American Legion with 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."

If you're interested in reading essays from teachers in the science classroom, visit Science NetLinks' page on the AAAS/Subaru Essay Writing Competition Award. You can see earlier essays by choosing a year on the right.

You can also check out our blog, where we've covered teachers heading to Antarctica to study penguins and a program for teachers to study in the jungle.

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