November 13, 2017

Celebrate American Education Week Nov. 13-17

Source: NEA
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November 13-17 is American Education Week, and it's time to show our public school pride to the world.

This year the NEA, one of NYSUT's national affiliates, is encouraging you to use social media to demonstrate that our public schools are here for each and every student — that no matter the circumstance, everyone is welcome and all deserve the support, tools, and time to learn.

Here’s how you can join the national movement to show how your school is open and welcoming to all students.

1. Use the hashtag #PublicSchoolsForAll

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Just snap a picture that represents your pride in public schools and post it to your social channels using #PublicSchoolsForAll as a hashtag.

The NEA will highlight your examples across the national union's platforms and social media accounts.

2. Tag us, too!

To include your statewide union in the fun, be sure to tag @nysut on Twitter and Instagram and @NYSUTUnited on Facebook, too.

Here are sample images that show how our public schools are open to all. See you at the hashtag!

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NEXT WEEK: Celebrate School-Related Professionals

The November celebration continues next week!

Join us in showing your appreciation for our School-Related Professionals Tuesday, November 21. Follow the link for info, resources and inspiration.

SRP Recognition Day

SRP Recognition Day acknowledges the contributions of School-Related Professionals in helping to educate the whole student. NYSUT's 90,000 SRP members perform a variety of key roles in schools, working as bus drivers, school nurses, custodians, secretaries, food service workers, teaching assistants and aides and in dozens of other job titles. Officially established as law in 2007, SRP Recognition Day falls on the third Tuesday of each November.

About American Education Week

American Education Week originated 96 years ago – one of NYSUT's national affiliates, the National Education Association, was the driving force – as a way to honor those who work in the nation's public schools: everyone from bus drivers and classroom teachers to cafeteria workers and administrative staff, plus countless others. The celebration is also an opportunity for school and community leaders to renew their commitment and support for quality public education for all students.

Learn more online at

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