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: Kickoff Day
Nationwide Kickoff. Across the country, schools will celebrate excellence in education by hosting kickoff events and activities.
Kickoff Day Fact Sheet
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.
Parents Day Fact Sheet
Wednesday, November 20: Education Support Professionals Day
Education Support Professionals keep schools running and students safe, healthy and ready to learn. Host an appreciation event for ESPs in your schools and communities and celebrate them online using #WeLoveOurEsps.
ESP Day Fact Sheet
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.
Educator For a Day Fact Sheet
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.
Substitute Educator Day Fact Sheet
Read more about the history of American Education Week.