WASHINGTON, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Monday, May 2nd. Before the school year draws to a close and summer vacation takes over, it's time to say thanks to America's teachers. Today is the kickoff of PTA Teacher Appreciation Week. National Teacher Day is recognized tomorrow. The goal of both is to honor the dedication and valuable contributions teachers make to the rest of their students' lives. The idea goes back to 1944, when Mattye Woodridge of Arkansas began lobbying for a day to honor teachers. With the help of Eleanor Roosevelt, the first National Teacher Day was held in 1953. Now, there are more than 58 million students enrolled in kindergarten and nursery schools up through high schools across the country, guided by more than 3.1 million teachers. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
PTA Teacher Appreciation Week: http://www.pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=3270
National Teacher Day: http://www.nea.org/grants/teacherday.html
Students/Table 1 All Races:
Preschool, elementary, middle & high school teachers:
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau