“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose,” read former NFL player Brian Mitchell during the final installment of ED’s Let’s Read! Let’s Move! summer series on Monday. Mitchell read Dr. Seuss’s popular book Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, which encourages children to reach for their dreams. Each event supported First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative, which promotes healthy eating and an active lifestyle, while also encouraging summer reading and adult participation.
Cydney Adams is a student at the University of Georgia and an intern in ED’s Office of Communications and Outreach.(Watch the (YouTube) video: 'Let's Read, Let's Move - July 30th, 2012 - )
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Next week, leaders of non-profit and corporate organizations engaged in anti-bullying work will join researchers, parents and students to participate in the third Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit on August 6th and 7th in Washington, D.C. It’s important for us to hear the voices of those impacted by bullying from around the country and to share the knowledge we’ve gained to stop bullying. So for the first time this year, we will be livestreaming the entire Summit and engaging the at-home audience through Twitter and Facebook.
Since we hosted the first Summit in August, 2010, attention and efforts around bullying have taken on new importance and urgency. We are starting to turn a corner from thinking of bullying as “kids being kids,” to understanding the real and serious consequences bullying may have.
by Deborah Temkin is a Research and Policy Coordinator for Bullying Prevention Initiatives at the Department of Education ( ) - August 3, 2012
Here are the top three winners(with Vimeo videos):
FIRST PLACE: Congratulations to Blinktower, a creative agency based in Cape Town, South Africa
SECOND PLACE: Congratulations to Laura Rachfalski and her team. Laura is an artist, videographer and photographer from Philadelphia.
THIRD PLACE: Congratulations to Nadia Paola Mireles Torres and her collaborators from the design firm Funktionell. Nadia has also made all the video assets available for download and reuse under a CC BY intellectual property license.
Click here for an alternate version of the video with an accessible player. July 18, 2012
Education Innovation Clusters: Accelerating Innovation Through Regional Partnerships - by Richard Culatta is deputy director of the Office of Educational Technology
As Teaching Ambassador Fellow Greg Mullenholz ends his tenure at ED, he reflects on what he has heard from teachers and principals about effective school leadership. July 13, 2012
Reading Recovery: i3 Grantee Has Immediate Impact on Young Readers When young children struggle to read, they can quickly fall behind their classmates in a number of subjects. Teachers with the 27-year old Reading Recovery program work one-on-one with 1st graders to rapidly reverse that descent, developing tailored strategies that respond to individual students’ unique hurdles in processing text.
“Over the past few weeks, I have seen such a change in my students,” said Amarisa Fuentes, an Elkins Elementary teacher in Fort Worth. “They came to me knowing only a few words and now they are reading and taking risks without fear of failure.” Thanks to Texas Woman’s University’s $3.7 million share of an Investing in Innovation (i3) grant(one of 19 colleges nationwide that is benefitting from a $46 million i3 grant that ED awarded), her school is offering the early literacy intervention program for the first time.After having a tough time in kindergarten, 1st grader Jaylen Gamble “likes to show off by reading to everybody,” said Jaylen’s grandfather Dan Cunningham. “My son is now reading everything he sees – magazines, stuff on cell phones….even the back of our bottle of bubble bath,” said Brandie Poindexter of her son, Ikiam Pass. “I’m so proud of him.” “One parent told me he had never seen his child make so much progress in a short amount of time,” said Fuentes, in describing the impact of Reading Recovery in her class. “Tears came to his eyes as he watched his son read a book for the first time.” July 12, 2012
The challenge to build innovative education tools and services, for potential demonstration at the Datapalooza, is open to everyone. Information about the data sets presented at the Data Jam is available here. And if you’d like more details about the Education Dataplaooza or if you have an idea or an example of a private-sector innovation (a product, service, website, app, or feature) that uses open education data, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leaders@ED: Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
With a major workforce transition underway in many rural hospitals and health clinics, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted a conference call with staff from nearly 80 rural community colleges recently to discuss federal resources available to expand training for health information technology workers.
- freely download from the National Training & Dissemination Center (NTDC) Web site.
John White is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education. Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN, is Deputy National Coordinator for Programs and Policy in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and Tom Morris is Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Challenge are at tft.challenge.gov.
While funding is a consistent issue in education, Duncan has learned through his own experiences – beginning with his mother’s efforts — that money is not the ultimate solution.
“Some people think that the only way to fix education is to fix poverty first,” he said. “I think the only way to fix poverty is to fix education.”
Watch a video of the session.
–Julie Ewart is the Director of Communications and Outreach in ED’s Chicago Regional Office.
Presidential Scholars Recognized in Washington
The Top 10 Ways School Counselors Can Support Teachers
Impact in Place: ED Releases Report on “Place-Based” Strategy
Last week, state and district education leaders from across the country traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio to share their stories, strategies, and best practices around a topic in education that seldom sees the spotlight: labor-management collaboration. For a second time, the U.S. Department of Education partnered with national education organizations, including the American Association of School Administrators, American Federation of Teachers, Council of the Great City Schools, Council of Chief State School Officers, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, National Education Association, and National School Boards Association, to host a major convening centered on changing the way that school administrators, board members, and union leaders work together to improve teaching and learning.
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