It’s Wally, and I’m here to celebrate American Education Week with you! American Education Week is celebrated annually prior to the week of Thanksgiving. This special week promotes the importance of education and shows gratuity towards teachers and those who provide students with quality education. This means parents, grandparents, bus drivers, custodians, librarians, and more!
The history of this celebration dates back to the early 1900’s, specifically after World War I. Distressed by the 25% illiteracy rate in WWI draftees, the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Legion met to discuss ways to generate public support for education. A solution came two years later in 1921 and resulted in what we now know as American Education Week. Fun fact: the first ever American Education Week was actually celebrated in December! (nea.org)
At IEUA, we love educating students about water conservation and environmental stewardship through our Water Discovery Field Trips! See how you can schedule your FREE Water Discovery Field Trip by visiting our Water Discovery webpage
and filling out a Field Trip Request Form!
Well, that’s all I have for today, friends! I’ll see you guys soon for my next drop of water wisdom!