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Time to celebrate those who make a difference

November 10, 2012
Marshall Independent

To the editor:

American Education Week gives us an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding work being done by our public schools. In addition, it is a time for us to spotlight the importance of providing every child in America a quality public education!

From kindergarten through college, education staff work to make our public schools the best they can be and we use American Education Week to say thank you to all of you!

The American Education Week tagline, "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility" represents the National Education Association's vision of calling upon America to provide students with quality public schools so that they can grow, prosper and achieve in the 21st century.

This week presents all of us with an opportunity to honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. American Education Week's celebration days include:

Monday, Nov. 12: Veterans Day.

Tuesday, Nov. 13: Parents' Day. Schools invite parents into the classroom for a hands-on experience of what the day is like for their child.

Wednesday, Nov. 14: Education Support Professionals Day. Individuals who provide invaluable services to schools are recognized for their outstanding work.

Thursday, Nov. 15: Educator for a Day. Community leaders are invited to serve as educators to get a glimpse at a day in the life of a school employee.

Friday, Nov. 16: Substitute Educators Day. This day honors the educators who are called upon to replace regularly employed teachers.

The SW/WC Service Cooperative has 55 public school district members. We are honored to provide a variety of programs and services to them.

We encourage our communities to take time to thank our school boards, our administrators, our teachers, and everyone who works to make Minnesota an education leader in the nation!

Cliff Carmody, executive director

SW/WC Service Cooperative, Marshall



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