Monday, September 11, 2006

Golden Apple Awards and upcoming American Education Week

If you know an outstanding teacher who deserves recognition for their efforts in the classroom, we want to know. Complete the entire web form available at

You will be contacted by the Golden Apple Award committee if your nominee has been selected. We save all nomination forms for one calendar year.

November 12–18, 2006 - Celebrate American Education Week (AEW). This year's theme, Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility, highlights the importance of bringing together educators, school staff, parents, students, and communities in a unified effort to build great public schools. From the NEA website:

Monday, November 13: Nationwide Kick Off Celebration. Begin American Education Week with a high profile event to reinforce the theme and preview the week's activities.
Tuesday, November 14: Invite Parents to School Day . Encourage parents to spend the day with their child at school to emphasize the importance of parental involvement.
Wednesday, November 15: Education Support Professionals Day . Recognize the secretaries, classroom aides, maintenance people, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, and others who provide invaluable services to schools and students.
Thursday, November 16: Educator for a Day . Invite community leaders to serve as an educator to get a glimpse of a day in the life of a school employee.
Friday, November 17: Substitute Educators Day . Honor the educators who are called upon to substitute for regularly employed teachers and other school employees.


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