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ISTA to Celebrate American Education Week

Planning Week of Activities, Nov. 14 – 18

INDIANAPOLIS — Nov. 10, 2016 – American Education Week is celebrated nationally Nov. 14 - 18 and recognizes public education and honors those individuals who deliver quality education to all students. The Indiana State Teachers Association’s week-long celebration of American Education Week will center on Indiana’s educators and their contributions to public education. ISTA members will participate in activities throughout the week to connect with communities.

“ISTA’s American Education Week activities aim to highlight the contributions of our members and educators in communities across the state,” said ISTA President Teresa Meredith. “We hope the community embraces the opportunity to join our members in celebration next week.”

ISTA members will participate in the following American Education Week activities:

  • Nov. 14 – Kickoff Day – Educators are encouraged to invite parent volunteers into classrooms and educate students about career options in public education.
  • Nov. 15 – ISEA & Higher Education Day – Members of the Indiana Student Education Association (ISEA) will fundraise for their annual service project, Outreach to Teach.
  • Nov. 16 – ESP Day – Recognizes the role of education support professionals (ESP) in schools and the community.
  • Nov. 17 – Educator for a Day – Elected and community leaders are invited to spend the day in the classroom.
  • Nov. 18 – ISTA-Retired Day – ISTA-Retired members will donate copies of Advancing the Cause of Education: A History of the Indiana State Teachers Association to public libraries across the state.

More information about American Education Week can be found at