Celebrating American Education Week 2016



Happy American Education Week, IDEA Public Schools!

This week marks the National Education Agency’s 95th annual celebration of American Education Week. Throughout the week, IDEA Public Schools has honored our amazing educators, recognized the success of our students, and shared the important role education can play in our lives.

American Education Week was first celebrated in 1921, with NEA and the American Legion as co-sponsors, and grew out of national concern over illiteracy. After more than nine decades, the original goal of AEW—to generate public awareness and support for education—continues today.  IDEA is proud to be a part of this mission to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.  

On Monday, November 14, schools across the country kicked off the 95th AEW celebration, honoring teachers and school staff who are bettering the lives of students. 

During this week, we’d like to say thank you to all of our teachers, leaders and staff members that are committed to our nearly 30,000 scholars and our mission of college for all children.  We also know IDEA parents play a critical role in our student success. We appreciate our parents at every campus who support and believe in our teachers, leaders, and the potential of our students every day. 

Here at IDEA Public Schools, we’re tremendously proud of our educators across the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, and Austin.  Thank you for your passion, dedication and your commitment to our students.       

You can continue to like, comment and follow our #AEW2016 posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this week as we continue to highlight the importance of a quality education.



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