2018 American Education Week

By Huntington Learning Center

The Huntington Learning Center, along with educators and communities around the country acknowledge American Education Week during the week of November 12 - 16, 2018.  The week was created by the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Legion in 1921 to inform the public of the accomplishments and needs of our nation’s public schools and recognize the professionals who make a difference in ensuring that every child in our country receives a quality education.

Each day of the week will spotlight 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 include:

  • Monday, November 12: Kickoff Day – The nationwide kickoff, with activities and events at schools around the country.
  • Tuesday, November 13: Parents Day – A day for parents and/or other family members to join their children at school for a first-hand look at a typical school day.
  • Wednesday, November 14: Education Support Professionals Day – A day to honor the contributions of public support staff, such as instructional assistants, office workers, paraeducators, bus drivers, custodians and security guards.
  • Thursday, November 15: Educator for a Day – A program that invites community members to school to be “guest educators.” This day gives them the opportunity to get a feel for all aspects of a school day.
  • Friday, November 16: Substitute Educators Day – A day that honors the professional substitute educators who keep classes running smoothly when regular educators must be absent.

Co-Founder and CEO, Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center encourages community members to show their support for students and public schools during American Education Week. “Public schools welcome all students, regardless of ability or background,” she says. “We are appreciative of the many people who come together to give children a quality education. At Huntington, we see firsthand that a positive school experience helps children go on and be successful in college and their careers. There are many individuals involved in helping each student build that foundation, from parents to teachers, from guidance counselors to mentors. This week and always, we celebrate them and their efforts.”

American Education Week is co-sponsored by the National Education Association, the American Legion, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Parent Teacher Association, the National School Boards Association and many other groups.

“We at Huntington Learning Center could not do our jobs well without the support of parents, teachers and other community members,” adds Huntington. To learn more about American Education Week and how to get involved, visit www.nea.org/aew.

For more information about Huntington Learning Center, contact Huntington at 1-800-CAN-LEARN or visit www.huntingtonhelps.com.

About Huntington

Huntington is the tutoring and test prep leader. Its certified tutors provide individualized instruction in reading, phonics, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, Algebra through Calculus, Chemistry, and other sciences. It preps for the SAT and ACT, as well as state and standardized exams.  Huntington programs develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to help students succeed and meet the needs of Common Core State Standards.  Founded in 1977, Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible.  Learn how Huntington can help at www.huntingtonhelps.com. For franchise opportunities please visit www.huntingtonfranchise.com.  

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