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Benedict College events to celebrate American Education Week

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Benedict College is playing host to several events as part of American Education Week, beginning with “Titles, Tigers and Tales,” a read-in with students at Rosewood and A.C. Moore elementary schools.

On Tuesday, motivational speaker Craig King, CEO and founder of the Craig King Group and the director of governmental affairs for the Palmetto State Teachers Association, will speak at an assembly at Benedict’s Antisdel Chapel at 11 a.m. King, a former elementary school teacher, has served as an education consultant for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

On Wednesday, a Benedict social justice class and invited guests will participate in an OXFAM America Hunger Banquet aimed at bringing awareness to the effect of hunger and poverty on education. On Thursday, the school will play host to an invitation-only luncheon for C.A. Johnson Teacher Cadets and School of Education December graduates. Robert Louis Harris, the 2017-18 Hand Middle School and Richland County School District One teacher of the year, will be the guest speaker.

Thursday will also feature a Teacher Education Advisory Council meeting at the Milton Kimpson Center for Graduate Studies and Continuing Education.

The week wraps up with a School of Education pre-registration drive from 9 a.m. to noon on the third floor of Bacoats Hall.

American Education Week was created at the 1921 National Education Association Representative Assembly to celebrate and support public education.

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