Huntington Learning Center in Bothell celebrates 90th annual American Education Week
October 24, 2011 · 5:02 PM
The week of Nov. 13-19, Huntington Learning Center in Bothell will recognize American Education Week, a celebration of public education and the people who make a difference in ensuring every child receives a quality education. First observed in 1921, the National Education Association's American Education Week is now in its 90th year.
"The vision of the National Education Association to implore Americans to help make public schools great for every child is very closely aligned with our own mission at Huntington," said Julia Lacey of the Bothell Huntington Learning Center. "We strive to give every student the best education possible and give them the tools and the confidence to succeed in school. American Education Week is a wonderful celebration of the people and communities who believe in the importance of high-quality schools and come together to give children what they need to achieve."
American Education Week was born when the National Education Association and the American Legion met in 1919 to seek ways to generate public support for education. The first observance of American Education Week was in December 1921. The week includes the individual celebrations of Parents Day, Education Support Professionals Day and Substitute Educators Day and an Educator for a Day program.
"Public support for education has certainly come a long way in the past 90 years, but we continue to call upon our students' parents and all citizens to get involved in education," says Lacey. "Whether you are a parent or not, we can all agree that educating our students and supporting their learning is crucial to our nation's prosperity. We are honored to join other educators to recognize American Education Week."