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American Education Week Nov. 13-19

National celebration spotlights individuals committed to public education.

During American Education Week, Nov. 13-19, Americans nationwide will join the National Education Association in raising awareness about the need to provide every child with a quality public education. The celebration highlights the importance of bringing together educators, parents, students, and communities in a unified effort to build great public schools. It also reflects NEA's vision of calling upon America to provide public school students with quality schools so that they can grow and achieve in the 21st century.

"Public schools are the foundation of our country's prosperity and strength," said NEA president Dennis Van Roekel. "We must honor all Americans who are committed and dedicated to giving our nation's children a basic right to a great public education.

To further reinforce American Education Week's theme, each day of the week will spotlight the different people who are critical in building great public schools for Kimball students. American Education Week's celebration days include:

* Monday, Nov. 14-Kick-Off Day

* Tuesday, Nov. 15-Community Education Day

* Wednesday, Nov. 16-Education Support Professionals Day

* Thursday, Nov. 17-Honor Local Businesses and Organizations

* Friday, Nov. 18-Substitute Educators Day

A variety of activities are being planned by a committee made up of members from Education Minnesota-Kimball, Kimball staff and the community.