Clark Atlanta University Culminates American Education Week with Digital Storytelling Festival and Community Service


The National Education Association's 97th annual American Education Week—November 12-16, 2018—presents all Americans with an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring every child receives a quality education. Each day, the CAU School of Education will present an event or activity exploring the role of educators at public schools in academic rigor and success.

On Thursday, November 15, the 8th Annual School of Education Digital Storytelling Festival will take place from 10 am to 12 pm at Davage Auditorium. Themed “Once Upon A Time, I Knew I Could…”, the event utilizes diverse partnership collaborations as a stimulus for rich “learning-lab” experiences. The Digital Storytelling Festival features Clark Atlanta University Early Childhood Education teacher candidates, Educational Studies teacher candidates and K-3 student co-authors from Atlanta Public Schools.

Thursday and Friday, the School of Education faculty and staff will also explore “Staying Connected: Culture for Service.” The itinerary includes Martin Luther King Jr Middle School Career Day, as well as visits to Atlanta Public Schools, Gwinnett Schools, Clayton County Schools, and Dekalb County Schools.

Contact Carlethia Townsend at  for more information on CAU’s American Education Week events and activities.


About American Education Week

Established in 1921, American Education Week presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. AEW is sponsored by the National Education Association, the U.S. Department of Education and national organizations, including the National PTA, the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, the American Association of School Administrators, the National School Boards Association, the American Federation of Teachers, the American School Counselor Association, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the National School Public Relations Association, the National Association of State Boards of Education, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

2018's theme will be reflected in special observances each day of the 2018 weeklong celebration. For more information on American Education Week, visit


About Clark Atlanta University

Established in 1988 by the consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is one of the Nation’s foremost research institutions, offering students from around the United States and several foreign countries the opportunity to engage in 38 exciting areas of study at bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Located in the historic heart of Atlanta, one of the world's great international cities, CAU’s nearly 4,000 students enjoy access academic and co-curricular experiences, from forensic debate, to on-air broadcasting, to cancer research with world-renowned investigators.  From the arts to zoology, CAU combines nearly 300 years of tradition with a solid focus on academic excellence to produce leaders who will shape the future of the global community. Visit to learn more about Clark Atlanta University.