Army celebrates American Education Week

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Army celebrates American Education Week

by: Education Center | .
Camp Zama | .
published: October 16, 2014

FORT KNOX, KY - Anny Continuing Education joins forces with educators from across the country to celebrate American Education Week (AEW) November 17 - 21, 2014. A special observance of Education Support Professionals Day will occur on Wednesday, November 19th.

This year's theme "Army Continuing Education -Army Strong, Education Stronger" reinforces the Army's commitment to provide quality education for Soldiers worldwide.

In 1919, representatives of the National Education Association and the American Legion met for the first time to discuss the fact that 25 percent of the country's World War I draftees were illiterate. The representatives sought ways to generate public support for education, which ultimately resulted in the knowledge and capabilities-based force the Army is today.

The Army Continuing Education System (ACES) offers a variety of programs to assist Soldiers in establishing and achieving education goals. No longer tied to the traditional classroom style of education, Soldiers can now earn a degree through a variety of distance-learning programs sponsored through the local Army Education Center. Once a degree plan is established, Soldiers can apply for tuition assistance and enroll in classes anywhere in the world, 24/7, via the GoArmyEd portal. These programs take into consideration the Soldiers' demanding operational assignments and personal time, whether leisure or with family.

Stop by your Education Center for more information on ACES programs and services. While there, ask about American Education Week related events.

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