Thanking Teachers During American Education Week 2018 | Earth Day Network

By Tracey Ann Ritchie

Happy American Education Week to all of the incredible educators who work extremely hard every day to support our schools and our students to ensure a better planet.

American Education Week (November 12-16) is coordinated through the National Education Association (NEA). The idea came to fruition in 1919 after World War I, when members of the NEA and the American Legion met over the concern that 25% of World War I draftees were illiterate. The first official American Education Week took place in 1921 and is now celebrated annually the week prior to Thanksgiving.

While we don’t need reminders of the critical importance of good teachers and education programs, we won’t pass up an opportunity to thank all educators, in the U.S. and across the globe. To help support educators, we are currently¬†hard at work preparing our materials for Climate Education Week 2019, which takes place the week leading up to Earth Day.

Do you have a teacher who inspired you to learn more about environmental issues or protecting our Earth? Share your story with us, via email at [email protected] and/or by tagging us in photos on social media and using the #EDNEducation hashtag.