American Education Week: NEA and GO PUBLIC


The NEA is encouraging people to sponsor screenings of GO PUBLIC as part of their American Education Week celebration. And we are encouraging our GO PUBLIC followers to take the American Education Week pledge.

Do you want smaller class sizes for students, professional respect for educators, and the resources necessary to give all children access to a great public school? Then pledge to “Raise Your Hand” to support our nation’s public schools–for American Education Week and beyond. Then, share the pledge with your social networks.

American Education Week—November 18-22, 2013—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. The weeklong celebration features a special observance each day of the week. They include:

Monday, November 18: Kickoff Day 

Nationwide Kickoff. Across the country, schools will celebrate excellence in education by hosting kickoff events and activities.

Tuesday, November 19: Parents Day

Schools will invite parents into the classroom for a firsthand look at what the school day is like for their children.

Wednesday, November 20: Education Support Professionals Day

Education Support Professionals keep schools running and students safe, healthy and ready to learn. Check out these charts to see how hard ESPs work to serve students in public schools and how committed ESPs are to both their jobs and their communities. Also watch the “It’s More Than Just a Job” videos below to learn more about ESP careers.

Thursday, November 21: Educator for a Day

Community leaders will be invited to experience the day as educators and experience the challenges of teaching and the needs of students. Learn more about this program through the Educator for a Day Promotional Kit.

Friday, November 22: Substitute Educators Day

Substitute educators play a vital role in the maintenance and continuity of daily education. Learn more about these professionals and take a look at resources and tips for substitute educators.

So…GO PUBLIC and Raise Your Hand for Student Success!