National Teacher Appreciation Day and National Teacher Appreciation Week, 2015, 26435-26436 [2015-11295]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 88 / Thursday, May 7, 2015 / Presidential Documents 26435 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9273 of May 4, 2015 National Teacher Appreciation Day and National Teacher Appreciation Week, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In America, every child is born with limitless promise, and each deserves a chance to achieve their dreams. A world-class education can unlock a young person’s full potential and empower them with the knowledge and skills to reach their highest aspirations. As a Nation, we must provide every girl and boy in America with such an opportunity, and this cannot happen without great teachers. On National Teacher Appreciation Day and during National Teacher Appreciation Week, we honor America’s outstanding teachers and the vital role they play in the lives of our children and the success of our country. In classrooms across America, talented and hardworking teachers are nurturing a new generation of thinkers, doers, and dreamers. They teach the subjects and skills that will fuel the next century of growth and innovation, as well as the virtues and values—like character, compassion, creativity, and resilience—that will prepare their students to take on the challenges of the future. Our best teachers are role models who show our kids how to work hard and pursue a brighter tomorrow. They encourage our children’s passions, inspire their imaginations, and help them realize the best versions of themselves. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D1 Teaching is an all-encompassing commitment, and teachers make enormous sacrifices to support their students. My Administration is dedicated to promoting excellence in teaching and ensuring all teachers have the resources, support, and tools necessary to succeed in their classrooms. We are working to strengthen the ways we prepare, develop, support, and advance America’s teachers. And as part of this effort, I have called for an all-hands-on-deck approach to prepare an additional 100,000 teachers in the important fields of science, math, engineering, and technology—a STEM Master Teacher Corps—to serve as beacons of excellence in teaching as well as leaders and mentors for their colleagues. Additionally, through the Teach to Lead initiative, the Department of Education is empowering teachers to have a voice in what happens in their schools and their profession without leaving the classroom. And we are working with States to implement best practices that will help more of our best teachers—across all disciplines— reach the communities and children who are most in need. Great teachers make a lasting impact on their students’ lives. When a young person learns from an exceptional teacher, they are more likely to graduate, attend college, and succeed later in life. Teachers lift up the next generation and enrich our Nation, and they deserve our gratitude and thanks. This week, as we remember the teachers who touched our lives and shaped our futures, let us recommit to supporting those who serve in America’s classrooms. By investing in our Nation’s teachers, we can build a world where every girl and boy can dream big, hope deeply, and realize a brighter future. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 5, 2015, as VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:35 May 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07MYD1.SGM 07MYD1 26436 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 88 / Thursday, May 7, 2015 / Presidential Documents National Teacher Appreciation Day and May 3 through May 9, 2015, as National Teacher Appreciation Week. I call upon students, parents, and all Americans to recognize the hard work and dedication of our Nation’s teachers and to observe this day and this week by supporting teachers through appropriate activities, events, and programs. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. [FR Doc. 2015–11295 Filed 5–6–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:35 May 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07MYD1.SGM 07MYD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D1 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 88 (Thursday, May 7, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-11295]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 88 / Thursday, May 7, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9273 of May 4, 2015

                
National Teacher Appreciation Day and National 
                Teacher Appreciation Week, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In America, every child is born with limitless promise, 
                and each deserves a chance to achieve their dreams. A 
                world-class education can unlock a young person's full 
                potential and empower them with the knowledge and 
                skills to reach their highest aspirations. As a Nation, 
                we must provide every girl and boy in America with such 
                an opportunity, and this cannot happen without great 
                teachers. On National Teacher Appreciation Day and 
                during National Teacher Appreciation Week, we honor 
                America's outstanding teachers and the vital role they 
                play in the lives of our children and the success of 
                our country.

                In classrooms across America, talented and hardworking 
                teachers are nurturing a new generation of thinkers, 
                doers, and dreamers. They teach the subjects and skills 
                that will fuel the next century of growth and 
                innovation, as well as the virtues and values--like 
                character, compassion, creativity, and resilience--that 
                will prepare their students to take on the challenges 
                of the future. Our best teachers are role models who 
                show our kids how to work hard and pursue a brighter 
                tomorrow. They encourage our children's passions, 
                inspire their imaginations, and help them realize the 
                best versions of themselves.

                Teaching is an all-encompassing commitment, and 
                teachers make enormous sacrifices to support their 
                students. My Administration is dedicated to promoting 
                excellence in teaching and ensuring all teachers have 
                the resources, support, and tools necessary to succeed 
                in their classrooms. We are working to strengthen the 
                ways we prepare, develop, support, and advance 
                America's teachers. And as part of this effort, I have 
                called for an all-hands-on-deck approach to prepare an 
                additional 100,000 teachers in the important fields of 
                science, math, engineering, and technology--a STEM 
                Master Teacher Corps--to serve as beacons of excellence 
                in teaching as well as leaders and mentors for their 
                colleagues. Additionally, through the Teach to Lead 
                initiative, the Department of Education is empowering 
                teachers to have a voice in what happens in their 
                schools and their profession without leaving the 
                classroom. And we are working with States to implement 
                best practices that will help more of our best 
                teachers--across all disciplines--reach the communities 
                and children who are most in need.

                Great teachers make a lasting impact on their students' 
                lives. When a young person learns from an exceptional 
                teacher, they are more likely to graduate, attend 
                college, and succeed later in life. Teachers lift up 
                the next generation and enrich our Nation, and they 
                deserve our gratitude and thanks. This week, as we 
                remember the teachers who touched our lives and shaped 
                our futures, let us recommit to supporting those who 
                serve in America's classrooms. By investing in our 
                Nation's teachers, we can build a world where every 
                girl and boy can dream big, hope deeply, and realize a 
                brighter future.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim May 5, 2015, as

[[Page 26436]]

                National Teacher Appreciation Day and May 3 through May 
                9, 2015, as National Teacher Appreciation Week. I call 
                upon students, parents, and all Americans to recognize 
                the hard work and dedication of our Nation's teachers 
                and to observe this day and this week by supporting 
                teachers through appropriate activities, events, and 
                programs.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand 
                fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States 
                of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-11295
Filed 5-6-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5