The theme for American Education Week (Nov. 11-17), “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility,” is founded on the American belief that every child deserves a quality education.
Each day, during this week, is meant to celebrate the contributions of classroom teachers, specialists and administrators who are directly responsible for the educational needs of our children. Additionally, each day focuses on the people who contribute to a child’s educational experience.
Tuesday is "Parents Day," an opportunity to spotlight the importance of parental involvement and its effect on student achievement.
Wednesday, "Education Support Professionals Day," is meant to honor the individuals who support our children both in and outside of the classroom.
"Educators Day," on Thursday, is the day to recognize community individuals who volunteer their services to the education community.
Friday, "Substitute Educators Day," is designated to show appreciation to the professional educators who continue to support quality education in the absence of the regular classroom teacher.
Maine educators are leading the way to great public schools for all students. It would be great if the public would take a moment this week to send a note, email, or call a member of the educational community to express support for their dedication to their profession.
Susan Grondin, Lewiston