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Greetings all, Sad to send the following: My friend Joe Hunter passed away Feb. 03, 2007 Black History Month All Year long Celebrates Joe Hunter and The Funk Brothers http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Culdesac/bhm/bhm.html The Funk Brothers http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Culdesac/Stars/funkbrothers2.html Mr. Hunter was an extraordinary man with many talents. The world has lost one of our best friends and I mourn his passing. http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Culdesac/Stars/funkbroJoeHunter.html <Karen> 1) Healthy Diet for Kids National School Lunch and School Breakfast program Wellness Policy http://tinyurl.com/msn9d Federal law requiring every school system in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs to write a "wellness policy" by July of 2006. 2) Literacy and Government State Takeover, School Restructuring, Private Management, and Student Achievement in Philadelphia http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Literacy/research.asp Cut to the chase: It didn't help "Schools in Philadelphia have shown strong improvement that has been reflected widely across the district," said Jolley Christman, a co-author of the report. "But our findings show the investment in private management of schools has not paid the expected dividends." 3) California Arts Education Handbook http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Arts/curriculum.html The purpose of The Insider's Guide to Arts Education Planning is to provide a hands-on, how-to planning process for schools, districts and counties. Field tested best practices, innovative ideas,templates and strategies are offered here as a guide to navigate arts education planning.
4)"Rethinking High School: Inaugural Graduations at New York City's New High Schools
http://www.wested.org/cs/we/view/rs/830 Rethinking High School: An Introduction to New York City's Experience andRethinking High School: Five Profiles of Innovative Models for Student Success. This study, prepared for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, examines 14 of the new, smaller high schools that graduated their first class in June, 2006. Data indicate that attendance is high, ninth grade promotion rates are high, and a majority of students are graduating. A significant number of those graduates are applying to and being
accepted by postsecondary institutions. 5) National Center for Education Statistics provides information about principals' satisfaction with various environmental factors in their schools. http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007007 The report also describes the extent of the match between the enrollment and the capacity of the school buildings. 6) Choosing Schools, Building Communities? The Effects of Schools of Choice on Parent Involvement. 2007 http://www.ncspe.org/publications_files/OP133.pdf Proponents of school choice argue that schools of choice build stronger parent communities. Using data from the National Household Education Surveys Program, a nationally-representitive cross-section of U.S. households, I examine the empirical evidence for this claim. To account for the difficulties in identifying causal effects in cross-sectional observational data, I estimate a model that includes the parent's unobserved propensity to both participate in school activities and to choosea public or private school other than their geographically assigned public school. Private religious schools are found to decrease parent involvement across all measures.
7) TEACH HISTORY THROUGH the MUSIC OF AMERICAN CULTURE MAKERS We didn't start the Fire by Billy Joel http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/IEC/iecmusic4.html 8) Sound Portraits Productions 80 Hanson Place, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, New York 11217 United States Story Corps http://www.storycorps.net/created "to instruct and inspire people to record each others' stories in sound."
Over the past four years,they have taken a number of their mobile recordingbooths (called "Storybooths") on the road across the country, and since that time,
they have made thousands of recordings. 9) Making Valentines - Find Free Valentine Clip art http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Arts/Valentine_Clip_Art.html find Valentine cards from before 1850. 10) Grants Grants for Women and Girls http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Teachers/grants.html Grants Women http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/AboutUs/investors2.html "Excellence in Summer Learning Award" http://www.summerlearning.org/events/docs/Excellence_in_Summer_Learning_Application_2007.pdf Outstanding summer programs that demonstrate excellence in accelerating academic achievement and promoting positive development for young people between kindergarten and twelfth grade. Maximum Award: non-cash support. Eligibility: public or private organizations or agencies (schools, community-based organizations, libraries, universities, faith-based organizations, etc.) serving young people K-12 over the summer months and committed to accelerating academic achievement and promoting positive development. Deadline: February 12, 2007. "Community Schools National Awards for Excellence" http://www.communityschools.org Highlight the expansion and effectiveness of community schools, Maximum Award: recognition on Capitol Hill. Eligibility: individual community schools and community-wide initiatives that have been operating for three or more years. Deadline: March 22, 2007. "Student Poetry Contest" The Sarah Mook Memorial Poetry Contest acknowledges, encourages, and rewards the efforts of student poets. Maximum Award: $100. Eligibility: students K-12. Deadline: March 31, 2007. http://tinyurl.com/355k4b "Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching" http://www.paemst.org/ The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are among the Nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science and recognize highly qualified teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. Maximum Award: $10,000. Eligibility: teachers 7-12 with 5 years experience teaching Math or Science. Deadline: May 1, 2007. "Equipping High-achieving Low-income Students to Apply Successfully to Leading Schools" http://www.questbridge.org/access/collegepreptext/ Questbridge, accepting applications for its College Prep Program for High School Juniors. Maximum Award: full scholarship to summer program, college admissions counseling, and attendance at college preparatory conferences. Eligibility: Qualified low-income High School Juniors. Deadline: May 31, 2007. <>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>Educational CyberPlayGround K12 Newsletters Mailing List
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