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Support Port Washington, Saukville Teachers on World Teachers' Day

Give back to local teachers by celebrating World Teachers' Day on Oct. 5.

World Teachers' Day, celebrated on Oct. 5, is a great opportunity to show teachers in the Port Washington-Saukville School District how great you think they are. But, the day also takes on a deeper meaning, standing for the protection of teachers' rights.

Since its inception in 1994, World Teachers' Day has had a theme every year. The theme for 2012 is “Take a stand for teachers.”

This day was founded by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Its aim is to educate the public about the conditions of being a teacher around the world, focusing specifically on the protection of teachers' rights, and the proper training, development and status raising of teachers.

UNESCO’s partners in this effort are the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, Education International and UNICEF.

Everyone has an educator who has changed his or her life with their kindness, humor or educational impact.

On World Teachers' Day, we can remember them by looking at issues and obstacles they may face, knowing that the brightest and most motivated teachers need to be continually attracted to a profession whose status continually needs improvement socially and monetarily.

More than 100 countries currently observe World Teachers' Day, with many corporate supporters such as Google recognizing the global impact and conditions of teachers.

Learn more about the local teachers by flipping through the staff pages at Dunwiddie Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Saukville Elementary School, Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Port Washington High School.

How will you celebrate World Teachers' Day? Give your favorite teachers a shout out in the comments section below.

Stacy Peters October 04, 2012 at 10:36 PM
In honor of World Teacher's Day, let's rally to help this local special education teacher obtain equipment the will help students improve their gross motor skills and develop confidence. She only needs $279 more to make it. If just 28 people give $10 each she is there. Please check out her request on DonorsChoose.org below. http://www.donorschoose.org/project/hot-wheels/839677/?utm_campaign=facebook&givingCartId=1769270&gcRedeem=EA12-258_GGP-WAVE2-ROUND2_DB&utm_source=dc&utm_medium=sharebar

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