You've earned the right to a higher education through your service in the U.S. Armed Forces. But how do you use your GI Bill benefits? Which version is right for you? The Legion can help answer questions about state and/or federal education benefits, who can use them, and how long.
The National Education Association’s (NEA) 91st American Education Week is Nov. 11-17. American Legion posts and family members are encouraged to participate in the weeklong celebration to support America’s youth and the NEA’s annual tagline, “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.” For examples of ways to get involved, download the Legion’s 2012 American Education Week brochure here.
A few of the many ideas featured in the brochure include to:
• Decorate store windows with Americanism and Legion youth program items;
• Provide a speaker and a program for the students on Veterans Day, Nov. 11;
• Exhibit student work and special projects within the post; and
• Volunteer during a school’s open house and distribute American Legion youth materials.
Meanwhile, the NEA’s American Education Week features a special observance for each day. They are:
• Nov. 12 Veterans Day
• Nov. 13 Parents Day
• Nov. 14 Education Support Professionals Day
• Nov. 15 Educator for a Day
• Nov. 16 Substitute Educators Day
The American Legion has played a significant rule in the history of American Education Week, being a co-sponsor of the initial event, Dec. 4-10, 1921. Read more about the Legion’s involvement with the history of American Education Week here.