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 3, 2016, as National Teacher Appreciation Day and May 1 through May 7, 2016, 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.
And lots of businesses are joining in to honor the hardworking educators in our country.
Many national chains offer discounts to teachers all year round. That list includes: Apple Education Store, Barnes and Noble, Half Price Books, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics, and Michael’s . Just head to their websites, since many of them ask that teachers sign up for the programs ahead of time, or to bring in a valid ID when they shop.
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To all the teachers out there: thank you! Enjoy your Week!!
— Ohio Department of Education (@OHEducation) May 2, 2016