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Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher says thank you on National Teacher Day

Tue, May 4th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 4, 2010: Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher offered his congratulations to all 70,000 state educators on Wednesday, which is National Teacher Day.

"Teachers do so much every day that goes unnoticed," said Dooher. "Everyone can remember at least one special teacher who made a positive difference in their lives. Teachers are committed to their students and their schools. They are the foundation of our communities and it's fitting that we say thank you for all they do."

Teacher Appreciation Week runs May 3-7. The week is dedicated to celebrating the work of teachers around the nation. Many schools hold events to acknowledge the excellence of their teachers, and students take time to share their appreciation for the teachers who help them shape their future. Former students often send thank-you notes.

The National Education Association and the National PTA have recognized the first week in May as Teacher Appreciation Week since the mid 1980s. Eleanor Roosevelt convinced Congress to proclaim a National Teacher Day in 1953.

About Education Minnesota

Education Minnesota represents 70,000 professionals working together for excellence in education for all students. Education Minnesota's members include teachers and educational support professionals in Minnesota's public school districts, faculty members at Minnesota's community and technical colleges and University of Minnesota campuses in Duluth and Crookston, retired educators and student teachers. Education Minnesota is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association and AFL-CIO. More information about Education Minnesota is available at www.educationminnesota.org.

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