The November 2014 edition of the M.A.C. (McKinley/Adams/Cleveland) newsletter is now available!
Sarah Velde’s Otter Preschool class at McKinley School incubated and watched the hatching of 30 quail eggs. They learned about the care and feeding of the newly hatched chicks.
Some Adams School students participate daily in the Adams School Walking School Bus, led by parent Jake Krohn. The bus leaves its fist stop in the morning and grows as it “picks up” students along its route to Adams School. Today … Continue reading
(Resource: National Education Association Website – www.nea.org)
The National Education Association was one of the creators and original sponsors of American Education Week. Distressed that 25 percent of the country’s World War I draftees were illiterate and 9 percent were physically unfit, representatives of the NEA and the American Legion met in 1919 to seek ways to generate public support for education.
The conventions of both organizations subsequently adopted resolutions of support for a national effort to raise public awareness of the importance of education. In 1921, the NEA Representative Assembly in Des Moines, Iowa, called for designation of one week each year to spotlight education. In its resolution, the NEA called for: “An educational week … observed in all communities annually for the purpose of informing the public of the accomplishments and needs of the public schools and to secure the cooperation and support of the public in meeting those needs.” Continue reading