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FEA event to celebrate American Education Week

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Education Association (FEA) will celebrate public education and educators with a gathering at its Tallahassee office on Tuesday, Nov. 16, as part of American Education Week. Lawmakers and members of the media are invited to this free event, which is open to the public.

“For us, every day is a great day to celebrate public schools, our students and all the dedicated teachers and education staff professionals working to educate Florida’s students,” said FEA President Andrew Spar. “With the special legislative session coinciding with American Education Week, Nov. 16 seems like the perfect time to invite the public to join us in lifting up education and the great work going on in our schools. If there’s one issue that can bring us all together, it’s that we should do what’s right for kids. The great majority of Florida voters agree, our students deserve strong public schools.”

THE EVENT

What: Florida Education Association celebration of American Education Week

When: Starting at 5:30 p.m. EST Tuesday, Nov. 16

Where: 213 S. Adams St., Tallahassee, FL 32301

Who: FEA leaders, staff and guests

Details: This event is free and open to the public. Beverages and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided. FEA requests that those who plan to attend RSVP at https://feaweb.org/aew-celebration/.

To learn more about American Education Week, which is Nov. 15-19 this year, go to https://feaweb.org/the-advocate/online/celebrating-american-education-week/.

CONTACT: Joni Branch, joni.branch@floridaea.org, (850) 201-3223

The Florida Education Association is the state’s largest association of professional employees, with 150,000 members. FEA represents PreK-12 teachers, educational staff professionals, higher education faculty and graduate assistants, students at our colleges and universities preparing to become teachers, and retired education employees. Connect with FEA on Facebook, Twitter and at https://feaweb.org.

Visit the FEA Voter Toolkit

The November 8 General Election is just around the corner and education will be a central issue during this critical election season. The FEA Voter Toolkit has election resources and endorsed candidates for local school Boards, the Florida House and Florida Senate, and Governor.

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