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American Education Week: November 18-22, 2019

What is American Education Week?

American Education Week—November 18-22, 2019—will present 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.

2019's theme will be reflected in special observances each day of the 2019 weeklong celebration:

  • Monday, November 18, 2019: Kickoff Day
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019: Parents Day
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019: Education Support Professionals Day
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019: Educator for a Day
  • Friday, November 22, 2019: Substitute Educators Day

Read more about the history of American Education Week.

Education Support Professionals: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Student

Through the eyes of Sofi, a middle school student, see how Education Support Professionals (ESP) make a difference in the lives of their students, both in and out of the classroom.

Celebrating ESP Day in Photos


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Coming in 2019...

National Arts in Education Week
September 8-14, 2019

American Education Week
November 18-22, 2019

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National Teacher Appreciation Week
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