By Tim Kowols
Door County schools are joining others across the nation to celebrate in American Education Week. The annual celebration began in 1921 when the National Education Association and the American Legion realized that 25 percent of soldiers coming back from World War I were illiterate. Ninety-five years later, Sturgeon Bay School District Superintendent Dan Tjernagel says a good education continues to be important for our children.
According to the Public School Review, there are 17 public schools across its five Door County districts, serving 3,536 students. An additional 316 students attend the four private schools in the area, according to the Private School Review.