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American Education Week at OCCHS lauds commitment to public education

American Education Week at OCCHS lauds commitment to public education

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:37 am

The Messenger 11.19.08

During American Education Week — which kicked off Sunday and will run through Saturday — Americans nationwide will join the National Education Association in raising awareness about the need to provide every child with a quality public education.
This year’s celebration highlights the importance of bringing together educators, parents, students and communities in a unified effort to build great public schools. It also reflects the NEA’s vision of calling upon America to provide public school students with quality schools so that they can grow and achieve in the 21st Century.
“Public schools are the foundation of our country’s prosperity and strength,” said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. “We must honor all Americans who are committed and dedicated to giving our nation’s children a basic right to a great public education.”
To further reinforce American Education Week’s theme, the Future Teachers of America chapter at Obion County Central High School is spotlighting the different people who are critical in building great public schools for the nation’s 50 million K-12 students.
American Education Week’s celebration days at OCCHS this week include:
• Monday — Bus Drivers Day, to recognize those individuals who safely transport students to their academic endeavors every day;
• Tuesday — Education Support Professionals Day, to recognize individuals who provide invaluable services, such as teacher aides, secretaries, food service workers, bookkeepers and custodial staff, for their outstanding work;
• Today — Teacher Day, when students will have the opportunity to say thank you to teachers who have made a difference in their lives;
• Thursday — Educator for a Day, when members of the Future Teachers of America will participate in activities to gain teaching experience; and
• Friday — Substitute Educators Day, to honor the educators who are called upon to stand in a teacher’s place from time to time.

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