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Education Support Professionals Day Fact Sheet

National Education Support Professionals Day is an important part of NEA’s American Education Week celebration, taking place November 18-22. The occasion was first celebrated in 1987 after NEA’s Representative Assembly, the Association’s decision-making body of nearly 8,000 member delegates, called on the organization to honor the contributions of all school support staff. National ESP Day is observed on Wednesday of American Education Week.

Seventy-five percent of education support professionals live in the communities where they work and on average, each has more than a decade of experience. ESPs are educated, well-trained, experienced and committed to students and their success. Of NEA’s almost 3 million members, almost a half million are education support professionals. Divided into nine career families, paraeducators are the largest group, with almost 250,000 members.

Education Support Professionals Day is a celebration in honor of ESPs who keep schools running and students safe, healthy, and ready to learn. ESPs not only work to serve students in public schools, they are dedicated to both their jobs and their communities.

ESP Day reinforces AEW's tagline, "Reach. Educate. Inspire." It represents NEA's vision of calling upon all Americans to do their part in making public schools great for every child so that they can grow and achieve in the 21st century. For more information on American Education Week and Education Support Professional Day, visit www.nea.org/aew.

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