American Education Week

What is American Education Week?

It's a week that 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.

When is American Education Week?

November 15—19, 2021

How will Lamar University Participate?

On Tuesday, November 16, the College of Education and Human Development will host a luncheon where a message will be delivered by education writer and author, Natalie Wexler.

Guest Speaker

Natalie Wexler Standing Natalie Wexler
Education Writer and Author

Natalie Wexler is an education writer and the author of The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System—And How to Fix It (Avery 2019). She is also the co-author, with Judith C. Hochman, of The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades (Jossey-bass, 2017), and a senior contributor to the education channel on Her newsletter, Minding the Gap, on Substack, is available for free. 

Natalie’s articles and essays on education and other topics have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and other publications. She has spoken on education before a wide variety of groups and appeared on a number of TV and radio shows, including Morning Joe and NPR’s On Point and 1A.

She holds a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.A. in history from the University of Sussex (UK), and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and she has worked as a reporter, a Supreme Court law clerk, a lawyer, and a legal historian. The author of three novels, she lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and has two adult children.

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