Throughout California and the nation, communities are observing the 93rd annual American Education Week, a time to honor students, teachers, education support professionals, parents, and community members who help our students succeed.
And on Wed., Nov. 19, CTA is asking non-educators to “put on a teacher hat” for Community Engagement Day.
Here’s what it’s all about.
AEW began in 1921, with the NEA and the American Legion as sponsors of an event designed to help combat illiteracy.
This year and every year on the week before Thanksgiving, the nation pauses to honor students’ hard work, educators’ professionalism, and parents’ and community members’ support for schools.
Overall, the ongoing aim of the week is to rally support for our public schools and the professionals who provide a high quality education to all of our students.
In California on Community Engagement Day, community members are being invited into schools to teach classes, perform lunch and hall duty, and supervise recess – to spend a day in neighborhood schools.
It’s a great way to learn what it’s like to be a school educational professional.
It’s also a great way to strengthen the links between our schools and our communities.
Learn about American Education Week and about NEA’s Educator for a Day event, which is similar to our own Community Engagement Day. In fact, you can use NEA's Educator for a Day Promotional Kit when planning your November 19 Community Engagement Day!
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