American Education Week

American Education Week, sponsored in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education, is an opportunity for MSTA/CTAs to build new alliances with the community. The goal is to emphasize the important role educators play in helping today’s students succeed.

American Education Week is Nov. 17-21 this year.

You and your CTA can use American Education Week to:

  • Acquaint the public with successful programs, activities and teaching techniques in your school.
  • Secure community support for measures that will improve public schools.
  • Help students recognize the importance of American education.
  • Improve staff morale and enthusiasm.
  • Increase parental involvement.

These are lofty goals for a week’s worth of activities, but think of American Education Week as a place to start.

To get everyone involved, form a planning committee with school administrators, parent groups and student councils. If your CTA has a public relations committee, American Education Week would be a visible and positive project for that group to tackle.

MSTA provides many tools to help CTAs make American Education Week an effective community observance. You¹ll find many of these aids, including a news release and sample proclamation in the links on the right side of this page.