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This is a list of special days observed around the nation that affect students, schools, and parents. This calendar also lists public events attended by the State Superintendent.

  • If reporters would like more information about these events, please use the Reporter Request Form to contact the Communications Division.
  • The Newsroom page provides a more detailed overview of services provided by the Communications Division.
  • The links and information below were developed for reporters and others involved in education.

May Ed Ahead

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Labor History Month (California Education Code §51009)

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (36 United States Code 102)

National Mental Health Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Law Day, U.S.A. (36 USC 113)

Loyalty Day (36 USC 115)

School Principals Day

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Be Kind to Animals Week
4
National Teacher Appreciation Week

School Nutrition Employee Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

Screen-Free Week (Formerly known as National TV-Turnoff Week)

5
National Teacher Appreciation Day

6
State Board of Education meeting, Sacramento

Participates in Bike To School Day

7
National School Nurse Day
8 9

10
Police Week (36 USC 137)

Mother's Day (36 USC 117)

11
National Children's Book Week

12 13
California Day of the Teacher (California EC §37222)
14 15
Peace Officers Memorial Day: US Flag to be displayed at half-staff from sunrise to sunset (36 USC 136)
16
Armed Forces Day
17
Classified School Employee Week (California EC §45460)

National Educational Bosses' Week

18 19 20 21
Media Briefing on CAASPP Student Score Reports
22
Harvey Milk Day (California EC §37222)
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Memorial Day: US Flag to be displayed at half-staff from sunrise until noon (California EC §37220; 36 USC 116; CDE offices closed)

National Missing Children's Day

26 27 28 29 30
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World No Tobacco Day
           

April Ed Ahead

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
     

1
Autism Awareness Month

Mathematics Awareness Month

Month of the Military Child

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Poetry Month

Public Schools Month

School Library Month

2
International Children's Book Day
3 4
5 6
California Poppy Day (California Education Code §37222)
7
World Health Day
8 9
Visits Ceres Elementary School, Whittier
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Week of the Young Child

National Library Week

13
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday (36 United States Code 141)
14 15

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

National Librarian Day

17 18
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National Environmental Education Week
20
Public School Volunteer Week

21
Visits McCafrey Middle School to Showcase NGSS, Galt

John Muir Day (California EC §37222)

22
Earth Day

Administrative Professionals Day

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