Celebrate! American Education Week is November 16-20, 2015

NEA-LogoAmerican Education Week 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:

The National Education Association was one of the creators and original sponsors of …

May 7 is National Teacher Day!

NEA logoGreat teachers make great schools!

On National Teacher Day, May 7, 2013, thousands of communities will take time to honor their local educators and acknowledge the crucial role teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality education.

Want some ideas of how you can celebrate National Teacher Day? The NEA has a great list of resources:

Celebrate great teachers on May 3, National Teacher Day

Today is National Teacher Day! This is the perfect time to honor great teachers and recognize the lasting contributions they make in our children’s lives.

On National Teacher Day, thousands of communities take time to honor their local educators and acknowledge the crucial role that teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality education.

According to the NEA, the origins of National Teacher Day began around 1944, when Arkansas teacher Mattye Whyte Woodridge began corresponding with political and education leaders about the need for a national day to honor teachers. Woodridge wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt, and in 1953 …