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The Society of Professional Journalists, the Education Writers Association, and 28 other journalism and open government organizations sent a letter today to Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) urging the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the state of media in the United States.
Wages for Graduates of University of Texas Institutions Higher than National Average, New Georgetown University Report Finds
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Graduates from University of Texas System institutions out earn other bachelor’s degree holders not just in Texas but across the nation, a new study shows, demonstrating that a University of Texas education is a worthwhile investment in the future.
MeTEOR Education Releases New Learning Resource for Educators: Humanizing the Education Machine Thinking Guide
New Thinking Guide Serves as a Companion Workbook that Helps Educators Turn the Ideas in “Humanizing the Education Machine” Book into a Plan of Action for Their Specific Schools and Districts
Gainesville, FL, July 18, 2017 – As “back-to-school” season approaches, MeTEOR Education has released a new product offering to help educators take the 2017-18 school year to a whole new level: Humanizing the Education Machine Thinking Guide. This new guide provides insights into why transforming today’s teaching and learning environments is at a tipping point.
Race, Ethnicity Seen as Top Priorities for Education Beat Diversity
EWA Members Share Views on Inclusion, Cultural Competencies
In an effort to deepen its understanding of diversity and inclusion issues, the Education Writers Association recently fielded a survey asking journalist members to share their views and experiences. A total of 170 EWA members responded to the survey, although not every respondent answered every question. The findings provide insights into current perceptions and priorities among education reporters, as well as early data to inform discussions by the EWA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.
July 11, 2017 – Chapel Hill, N.C. – Participate, a partner of K-12 schools and school districts, has launched a new app called Participate Chats, which gives teachers a powerful, mobile way to use Twitter to find relevant education chats and connect with educators around the world.
Mission of U.S. non-profit is to end the low-income literacy crisis in America by providing personally adaptive learning technology for FREE to families and public schools.
Louisville, KY- June 23, 2017 - Learning Stewards, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on improving education, has developed a new technology-based method for learning to read that meets children of poverty at the level of their reading-readiness — and stewards them up a personalized stairway to reading proficiency. Over 60% of America’s students are chronically below grade level reading. The vast majority of these students are children of poverty.
LOS ANGELES, JUNE 22, 2017 — Point Foundation today announced its 2017 scholarship recipients. The 52 scholarship recipients are the largest and most diverse group in the organization’s history. From more than 2,000 applicants, 27 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students were chosen to be Point Scholars. Point is also welcoming 25 LGBTQ students to its expanded Community College Scholarship Program thanks to continued support from Wells Fargo.
Secure Schools Alliance Co-Sponsors Congressional School Safety Caucus Briefing
Panelists to include Sandy Hook parent, Columbine-area school safety director, representatives of Indiana Homeland Security and Education departments
WILMINGTON, DE (June 15, 2017) – The Secure Schools Alliance Research and Education (the Alliance) organization and the Security Industry Association will co-sponsor the Congressional School Safety Caucus Briefing & Lunch: “Securing America’s K-12 Schools” on June 28, 2017, from 12-1 p.m., at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, HVC-201.
Statement of USCCR Commissioners Gail Heriot and Peter Kirsanow
In response to the Majority’s June 16th Statement of Concern over the Trump Administration’s Budget for Civil Rights Agencies
New American Civil Rights Project
contact: Audrey Mullen, 202-270-2772
Secure Schools Alliance Opposes Proposed Changes to National Life Safety Code
Executive director says new rules could compromise classroom safety
WILMINGTON, DE (June 1, 2017) – The Secure Schools Alliance (the Alliance) opposes proposed changes to National Fire Protection Association 101 (NFPA 101) – commonly known as the Life Safety Code – that would allow a releasing mechanism to open a door leaf with up to two operations. The Life Safety Code has required hardware to unlatch with one releasing operation for almost 30 years.
Secure Schools Alliance Research & Education Releases Second Brief in ‘Securing Our Schools’ Toolkit
New brief launched with Police Foundation for K-12 learning institutions, law enforcement officials, communities
WILMINGTON, DE (May 25, 2017) – The Secure Schools Alliance Research and Education (the Alliance) organization has released the second brief in its new toolkit for K-12 learning institutions and law enforcement – Securing Our Schools – entitled, “Partner Roles and Responsibilities for Securing Our Schools.”
100% of Executive Prep Academy of Finance Graduates Accepted to Four-Year Colleges and Universities
First Graduating Class at Nonprofit Public Charter High School Supports a New Trend of Attainable Success: A College Education for All Students
JUNE 2, 2017 (LOS ANGELES) - Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance (EPAF), a nonprofit public charter high school in Los Angeles is celebrating its inaugural commencement ceremony today for their first class of 33 graduating seniors. The special event will be held atop the Marriott in Marina del Rey at 6pm. In celebration of their incredible achievements, students will be surprised with a special congratulatory video tribute from some of their favorite celebrities including actors Taraji P.
Atlanta, GA – (June 1, 2017) – Students are not the only ones who received an end-of-the-year report card last week. The Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) released a legislative report card on their website, which assigns grades A-F to individual lawmakers based on their support of school choice policies in the most recent legislative session.
Over 14 Million Student Service Hours Managed Through x2VOL from intelliVOL; Official Service Transcript Verifies Hours for National Honor Society, Scholarships and College Applications
Life Without x2VOL is a “Big Mess of Paper”
DALLAS – March 20, 2017 - This spring, high schools across the country will perform their induction ceremony recognizing new members of the National Honor Society (NHS). When these students walk down the graduation aisle with gold cords adorning their gowns, schools using x2VOL will be able to hand them an Official Service Transcript of the hours they have given in community service during high school. These official transcripts are valid for scholarship and college applications.
Georgia Center for Opportunity Thanks Sen. Hill for Leadership on Education Savings Accounts
ESA can be used for tuition and other educational fees
Atlanta, GA - The Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) would like to applaud State Senator Hunter Hill (R-Atlanta) for authoring and introducing Education Savings Account legislation, SB 68 last week during the legislative session. This bill will establish and fund an education savings account program (ESA) for all Georgia elementary and secondary school students.