As part of the week-long celebration known as American Education Week, communities across the country recognize their schools and thank the people who work diligently to ensure that students receive a quality education.
Even with all of its challenges, the American public education system provides a quality education to more students than any other education system in the world. In American public schools, all students are provided the opportunity to reach their full potential, while systems in many other industrialized countries determine which courses of study are available to students.
This week-long celebration was established to recognize the many people who work to provide a world-class education to students. In the Mountain State, thousands of teachers, service personnel, principals, administrators, parents, volunteers, business partners and community leaders work collaboratively to make schools better places to learn.
American Education Week, November 12-18, is the perfect time to celebrate the successes of public education in West Virginia and to say “thank you” to the people who make our schools safe, clean and attractive places to learn.
Thank you –- teachers, service personnel, principals, administrators, parents, volunteers, business partners and community leaders –- for all that you do for West Virginia’s schools.
Your hard work, enthusiastic support and relentless efforts on behalf of students are recognized and appreciated.
David Stewart State Superintendent of Schools