November 16-20 is American Education Week. We want to thank all USD 335 teachers, cooks, bus drivers, office personnel, custodians, paraprofessionals, coaches, counselors, school nurse, administrators and substitutes for all they do to provide a quality educational experience for our students.
What is the history behind American Education Week? After World War I, The American Legion, U.S. Office of Education and National Education Association joined efforts to improve literacy and physical education across the country because draft boards had reported 25% of the drafted men were illiterate and 29% unfit. In 1921, they launched the first National Education Week. Since then the focus of the week has changed. Now it promotes the public education system and honors those that make a difference in it. This week is a great opportunity to express gratitude to a USD 335 staff member who has made a difference for you.