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Parent Update from Commissioner Eli...

Parent Update from Commissioner Elia: Summer Reading at New York Libraries

This edition of Commissioner Elia's Parents Newsletter from July 14, 2017 includes information about the following: Summer Reading at New York Libraries and the Summer Food Service Program.
Parent Update from Commissioner Eli...

Parent Update from Commissioner Elia

This edition of Commissioner Elia's Parents Newsletter from June 30, 2017 includes information about the following: Commissioner's keynote address for NYC TASC students; Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Heastie, and Senate Majority Leader Flanagan agreement on mayoral control; Summer Reading at New York Libraries and the Summer Food Service Program
Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A...

Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia Statement on Mayoral Control Extension

We are very pleased that Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Flanagan have reached agreement to provide certainty and stability for the more than one million students who attend New York City's public schools.
Free Meals Now Available to New Yor...

Free Meals Now Available to New York Children at More Than 3,000 Sites Statewide Through 2017 Summer Food Service Program

Free meals are now available for children across New York at more than 3,000 Summer Food Service Program sites, the State Education Department announced today. Approximately 400,000 free meals will be served daily to children. The interactive USDA online map (link is external) has been updated this year to provide an easy-to-use tool for families to find a meal site by address, city or zip code.
Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A...

Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia Statement on End of Session Legislative Actions

While legislative leaders acted on bills that will benefit New York’s school-age and college students, and will help ensure the safety and well-being of all New Yorkers, we are disappointed the parties have not yet reached agreement on education for the more than one million students who attend New York City’s public schools. A resolution on this important issue must be found before school starts this fall to provide certainty for New York City’s schoolchildren.
State Archives Announces $4 Million...

State Archives Announces $4 Million In Local Government Records Management Improvement Grants

The New York State Archives awarded $4 million in Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) grants to over 70 local governments, government agencies and school districts across the state to help improve records management systems to better serve the public, State Department of Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced today.

BBC News Education

Action urged to teach children to s...

Action urged to teach children to swim

Almost a third of 11-year-olds in England leave primary school unable to swim, a survey suggests.
Children in temporary housing up a ...

Children in temporary housing up a third since 2014

Councils say child homelessness has reached unsustainable levels with the numbers rising sharply.
Newcastle University students targe...

Newcastle University students targeted by cyber-scam

Fraudulent site takes personal details and course payments for fake university.
School exclusions: Record numbers f...

School exclusions: Record numbers for drugs and alcohol

New figures reveal schools in England are battling a growing drug and alcohol problem
Post-16 maths to get government cas...

Post-16 maths to get government cash boost

Too many teenagers drop maths completely after GCSE and it harms their prospects, a report says.
Students to have value-for-money co...

Students to have value-for-money contracts with universities

Universities Minister Jo Johnson says students should have contracts to protect their rights to teaching hours.

InsidehigherEd

Tips to Ph.D.s for having a life be...

Tips to Ph.D.s for having a life beyond their research projects (essay)

If you allow it to take over, you will be missing crucial aspects of the world outside your office, lab or library, warns David A. McDonald.

Advice for dealing with stalking in...

Advice for dealing with stalking in academe (essay)

While stalking of faculty members by students is more common than many people realize, campus support -- even when it exists -- may be difficult to find, writes Anna Sher.

Recommendations for how to help vic...

Recommendations for how to help victims of stalking and others (essay)

Meghan Krausch gives recommendations on how to support those people on your campus who have been stalked -- advice that might help create a better workplace for everyone.

How to communicate with your staff ...

How to communicate with your staff during difficult times (essay)

Whether you manage one person or several hundred, you?ll be confronted with the issue of what to tell employees when things go awry, writes Ellen de Graffenreid.

How to respond when you've been pas...

How to respond when you've been passed over for an internal job (essay)

When you compete for a different job on your own campus and lose out, how do you respond to such a setback? Judith S. White offers advice.

We need to provide more child-care ...

We need to provide more child-care support for parents in college (essay)

We must provide more financial support for parents struggling to afford child care, and that must include student parents working toward a credential or degree, argues Sarah Labadie.

US Govt Dept of Education

Secretary DeVos Announces Recipient...

Secretary DeVos Announces Recipients of the 2017 President?s Education Awards Program

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today congratulated the 2017 President's Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, recognizing nearly 3 million elementary, middle and high school graduates for their educational accomplishments. These students represent more than 30,000 public, private and military schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas ? American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands.
Remarks from Secretary DeVos to the...

Remarks from Secretary DeVos to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Thank you, Lisa, for the kind introduction. It's good to be here at ALEC, with so many friends and quality leaders shaping policy across all 50 states. A special thanks to my fellow Michiganders, thanks so much for joining us and for your hard work in the Great Lakes State. I'm no stranger to state-based advocacy; it was a primary focus of mine for 30 years before I entered public service.
U.S. Department of Education Green ...

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, Districts, and Postsecondary Institutions Recognized; 2017 Green Strides Tour Announced

Director of the Campaign for Environmental Literacy James L. Elder and Director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council Anisa Heming joined Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education for Management Holly Ham and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Director of Education Louisa Koch today to congratulate the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees on their achievements at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
The Leadership Imperative

The Leadership Imperative

During my tenure as the Washi
Office of Special Education Program...

Office of Special Education Programs Leadership Conference

Good morning! And thank you, Kim, for that kind introduction. We?re very excited to have Kim join our team as Acting Assistant Secretary for OSERS. She?ll be working with Ruth Ryder, who you all know, and who led OSERS well through the transition. Thank you both. It is an honor to be with all of you today. Your calling is one of service to infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities; I deeply respect and admire the work that you do.
The Ability to Inspire: U.S. Presid...

The Ability to Inspire: U.S. Presidential Scholars National Recognition Program from an Advisor?s Perspective

Edutopia

Learning to Hook an Audience

Learning to Hook an Audience

The author?s fifth-grade students practiced a variety of skills in order to make 25-minute verbal and visual presentations on their inquiry-based projects.
Social Media Posts as Exemplars

Social Media Posts as Exemplars

Text messages and Instagram captions can be valuable samples for teaching tone, writing conventions, and levels of formality.
Letting Students Succeed as Themsel...

Letting Students Succeed as Themselves

An American teacher shares a lesson learned during time he spent in New Zealand schools.
Helping Students With Autism Transi...

Helping Students With Autism Transition Into a New School Year

Parents and teachers can minimize the stress with some joint prep before school starts.
The Big List of Educational Grants ...

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
Battling Decision Fatigue

Battling Decision Fatigue

When you?re teaching reading, focusing on these three questions can help you conserve your mental energy.

Yahoo

?I did not collude?: Kushner releas...

?I did not collude?: Kushner releases 3,700-word statement detailing 4 Russia contacts

?I did not collude?: Kushner releases 3,700-word statement detailing 4 Russia contactsIn a lengthy statement to the congressional committees investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Trump's son-in-law says that he has ?nothing to hide.?


Death toll rises to nine in suspect...

Death toll rises to nine in suspected Texas human smuggling case

Death toll rises to nine in suspected Texas human smuggling caseAt least eight men were found dead on Sunday alongside dozens of people discovered inside a sweltering tractor trailer parked at a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, in what authorities called a case of "ruthless" human trafficking. Thirty people, many in critical condition and suffering from heat stoke and exhaustion, were removed from the trailer, which lacked air conditioning or a water supply, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said. Another person was found in a wooded area nearby and was also being treated, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas said in a statement.


US student is freed after week held...

US student is freed after week held in China in taxi dispute

US student is freed after week held in China in taxi disputeBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) ? An American university student is free after being detained for a week in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who manhandled his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that brought U.S. lawmakers to the student's defense.


Snooty, the world's oldest man...

Snooty, the world's oldest manatee, dies in shocking accident

Snooty, the world's oldest manatee, dies in shocking accidentThe world's oldest manatee was expected to live even longer before he died in a tragic accident. Museum staff were heartbroken when their pride and joy perished a day after celebrating his 69th birthday. The South Florida Museum chief executive Brynne Anne Besio explained the death of the beloved animal in a statement. He said Snooty?s death appeared to be ?a heartbreaking accident? and added that staff were ?devastated?. Museum provost and chief operating officer Jeff Rodgers said Snooty died after becoming stuck in a maintenance hatch leading off his tank. Credit: Tamara Lush/AP In a Facebook live broadcast, he said the animal shared his space with three young rescued manatees, Randall, Baca and Gale. ?The hatch is big enough for a 1,300lb manatee to get in," he said. ?It appears that he was not able to get himself back around to get himself out of the situation.? It is thought the animal drowned, but an necropsy is yet to be completed. He said the three other manatees were not injured. Credit: https://www.facebook.com/SouthFLMuseum  Mr Rogers said: "We?re all devastated about his passing. We?re reviewing what happened and will be conducting a full investigation. "Snooty was such a unique animal and he had so much personality that people couldn?t help but be drawn to him. As you can imagine, I ? and our staff, volunteers and board members ? considered him a star. We all deeply mourn his passing." Credit: https://www.facebook.com/SouthFLMuseum He said that staff had been greeting people at the door to the aquarium to tell them the heartbreaking news, and that staff had been helping adults break the news to their children. ?Snooty?s very important to this community,? Rodgers said. ?He?s been with us for 68 years ? generations have grown up with that manatee. The emotional outpouring today? we grieve right along with these folks. We?ve given a lot of hugs on the front porch of the museum today. ?A lot of people loved that manatee. We loved him too.?


Teen Driver Livestreamed Crash That...

Teen Driver Livestreamed Crash That Killed Her Little Sister: Cops

Teen Driver Livestreamed Crash That Killed Her Little Sister: CopsObdulia Sanchez was booked on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter after Friday's crash killed her 14-year-old sister.


Jihadists take control of major Syr...

Jihadists take control of major Syrian city

Jihadists take control of major Syrian cityJihadists on Sunday took Idlib in Syria after rival rebels withdrew, strengthening their grip over the northwestern city and its province, one of the last beyond regime control. At the same time a car bomb exploded in Idlib killing 11 people, nine of them jihadists, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. The truce ended a week of fierce fighting between HTS and Ahrar al-Sham, which is backed by Turkey and some Gulf countries, that killed at least 92 people including 15 civilians, the Observatory said.


Independent

University of Central Lancashire la...

University of Central Lancashire launches medical degree that is only open to overseas students

Hospitals may be struggling to overcome immigration laws to recruit new nurses, but for the university sector it is a different story.

Leicester University set to offer U...

Leicester University set to offer US-style flexi-degree courses

A leading university is to offer all its students the chance to study new US-style flexi-degree courses from next September.

Refugee crisis: British universitie...

Refugee crisis: British universities should create scholarships and bursaries for students fleeing violence, say academics

Every university in Britain is being urged to play its part in tackling the migrant crisis by helping make it easier for refugees and asylum-seekers to access higher education.

Cambridge University may bring back...

Cambridge University may bring back entry exam as too many acing A-levels

Cambridge University is considering reintroducing an entrance exam because too many applicants get top marks in their A-levels, in a move that has raised concerns that state school pupils would be put at a disadvantage.

Free school meals for infants 'set ...

Free school meals for infants 'set to be scrapped' under Osborne's spending review

Free meals for infant school pupils are likely to be scrapped in George Osborne?s November spending review, it has been reported.

Parents prepared to pay average fin...

Parents prepared to pay average fine of £210 for taking children on holiday during school term, survey finds

Half of parents from across the UK are prepared to face fines over the next year after admitting they will be taking their children out of school to go on holiday, according to an online travel agency?s research.

Education Week

What the Trump Administration Could...

What the Trump Administration Could Do to Improve Student Loans

The federal financial-aid process is too complicated for students. Here?s how to simplify it, writes a policy expert.
Boy sues over arrest for Instagram ...

Boy sues over arrest for Instagram comment amid clown scare

Schools asked to improve student pr...

Schools asked to improve student proficiency

Students help build app to warn of ...

Students help build app to warn of deadly drug batches

Principals Are Loath to Give Teache...

Principals Are Loath to Give Teachers Bad Ratings

Despite efforts in many states to toughen teacher evaluations, two new studies show that principals rarely give harsh ratings.
Kansas education officials seek tra...

Kansas education officials seek training for more graduates

Educause

The Role of Campus Leadership in En...

The Role of Campus Leadership in Ensuring IT Accessibility

“Everyone should have an opportunity to participate in higher education.”

With those words, Michael K. Young, President of the University of Washington, opens a new video from his institution’s AccessComputing Project, IT Accessibility: What Campus Leaders Have to Say. Developed with support from the National Science Foundation, this video presents university presidents, chief information officers, and other higher education leaders who stress the importance to higher education of accessibility for persons with disabilities, and of having campus technology environments that support it.

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The Game is Changing. What Will Be ...

The Game is Changing. What Will Be Expected of You?

“When we were doing our studies for the National Academies, the typical first response of university presidents or CFOs or provosts was to say: ‘I understand things are changing very rapidly, but I'll ask my CIO to take care of it. The CIO usually can.’ We would then ask: ‘Suppose you wake up in the morning and come in to your office and nothing works anymore. You can't access e-mail. All of your course systems have collapsed. Who fixes the problem?’ They begin to scratch their heads, and pretty soon it's like the five phases of grief. They start off with denial and anger, move through bargaining and depression, and finally reach acceptance.” — James J. Duderstadt, Change and the Research University

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The Top-Ten IT Issues, 2012

The Top-Ten IT Issues, 2012

EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues, 2012

The EDUCAUSE annual publication of top IT issues has long resonated as a yearly snapshot of the most pressing issues for IT leaders in higher education. At the top of list for 2012:

Updating IT professionals’ skills and roles to accommodate emerging technologies and changing IT management and service delivery models Supporting the trends toward IT consumerization and bring-your-own device Developing an institution-wide cloud strategy

 

Below are the EDUCAUSE Review article summarizing the IT Issues Panel's findings for 2012 and accompanying resources.

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Tune In June 5 -- Rolling Out a BYO...

Tune In June 5 -- Rolling Out a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program

This free hour-long session, “Rolling Out a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program,” will offer ideas, sample policy statements and guidelines, and lessons learned for campuses interested in implementing a BYOD strategy for mobile devices on campus.

Those unable to attend may wish to visit the archives after the event or browse related resources.

Interact on Twitter at #EDULive.

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Get Involved with EDUCAUSE -- Volun...

Get Involved with EDUCAUSE -- Volunteer Submissions Are Due June 1

As someone who has a vested interest in higher education IT, you are part of a dynamic and close-knit community where we share new ideas, network with peers, and work toward the common good of the profession.

EDUCAUSE provides opportunities to be an active member by volunteering in a variety of roles, either short- or long-term, throughout the year. These opportunities include:

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Is Agile the Future of Project Mana...

Is Agile the Future of Project Management?

Gartner predicts that by the end of 2012, agile development methods will be used on 80 percent of all software development projects. Project Management Institute’s research shows that agile project management tripled from December 2008 to May 2011, and can help decrease product defects, improve team productivity, and increase business value.

Read the latest article release on agile project management from the Project Management Institute.

To help you apply project management processes at your organization, EDUCAUSE members have access to a selection of professional development resources:

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Huffingtonpost.com

What Do We Do With The Flat Earther...

What Do We Do With The Flat Earthers?

Sure, it's a free country and you can believe whatever dumb thing you want. But for the world of education policy, we're going to need a better answer than that.
Early Education Can Bring Back The ...

Early Education Can Bring Back The Best Of Ourselves

It?s always a thrill for this former inner city teacher to attend early education conferences. Conversations with early educators
The Problem With Public Schools Isn...

The Problem With Public Schools Isn?t Low Test Scores. It?s Strategic Disinvestment.

Imagine you?re settling in to enjoy an article on-line or in your favorite print newspaper and you come across this headline
School Choice?Past And Present

School Choice?Past And Present

At the exact time I was giving a speech last week to 1,400 educators about ensuring that all children have access to a powerful
An Undocumented Teen Gains Asylum W...

An Undocumented Teen Gains Asylum With The Help Of His Undocumented Lawyer

The real American dream at work.
Here's Why All Teens, LGBTQ And Not...

Here's Why All Teens, LGBTQ And Not, Need To Learn About Anal Sex

Teenagers must be taught that it is normal, natural and healthy?yes, healthy?and that there is nothing to be ashamed about.

Collegeadmissionspartners

BS/MD Results for 2017

BS/MD Results for 2017

Every year we get requests to post where our students have been accepted. These results are not complete because some students prefer not to have their admissions listed but it should give a representative sample of how our students did in the admissions process this year. These are the BS/MD admissions only. We also had...Continue Reading >

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BS/MD Results for 2017

ACT Adds July Test Date

ACT Adds July Test Date

The ACT has announced that they will start a July test date in July, 2018.   This means that the ACT will now be available 7 months during the year. I typically recommend that students complete all testing by June of their junior year. I will continue to make that recommendation  but with the addition...Continue Reading >

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ACT Adds July Test Date

Tis? the Season: For Rejection

Tis? the Season: For Rejection

Ah, that lovely time of year when you receive the news: You didn’t get in. What am I going to do?! Where do I go from here?!  No school will ever want me!   You can see how things spiral out of control pretty fast.  So friends when that rejection comes this year don’t let it drag you down...Continue Reading >

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Tis’ the Season: For Rejection

Our Commitment to Our Clients

Our Commitment to Our Clients

Regardless of what side of the political aisle you stand on, there have obviously been a lot of heightened emotions since last week’s presidential election and we at College Admissions Partners are by no means been immune from the national conversations we are currently facing. Therefore, we want to take this moment and reaffirm our...Continue Reading >

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Our Commitment to Our Clients

Important Activities During College...

Important Activities During College for Medical Schools

Undergrad is a great time to try out new activities and discover what your passions are. During my time, I was involved in many activities. The most meaningful to me was my position as the President of the Young People?s Project. The Young People?s Project was a program where volunteers created a curriculum and games to...Continue Reading >

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Important Activities During College for Medical Schools

The Key to Your Child?s Future

The Key to Your Child?s Future

Have you ever asked yourself why some students excel and others struggle? Is it possible to learn the formula of student success and happiness? These days, getting into a top college requires ambition and hard work. And leading a happy, successful life comes naturally when you find meaning and fulfillment in life. Helping teenagers find...Continue Reading >

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The Key to Your Child’s Future

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