Financial Aid Tool, Bullying Prevention Summit, College Access

The items below were in this morning’s inbox. A single email contained items related to student financial aid tools, upcoming meetings on prevention of bullying, higher education access and affordability, and the remarks made at the annual GEAR UP conference.

Read on.

Message 1
From: U.S. Department of Education <ed.gov@public.govdelivery.com>
Date: 07/20/2012
Subject: Education Department Launches New Website and Social Media Tools to Help Students Navigate Financial Aid Process

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Education Department Launches New Website and Social Media Tools to Help Students Navigate Financial Aid Process

07/20/2012 09:18 AM EDT

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced a new streamlined website and several social media tools that will make it easier for students and families to navigate the financial aid process and make informed decisions about paying for college. The launch of the new website, StudentAid.gov, follows a report from the U.S.

Message 2
From: U.S. Department of Education <ed.gov@public.govdelivery.com>
Date: 07/20/2012
Subject: Upcoming: U.S. Department of Education to Host Third Annual Bullying Prevention Summit.

Upcoming: U.S. Department of Education to Host Third Annual Bullying Prevention Summit

07/20/2012 10:33 AM EDT

The U.S. Department of Education will host the third annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 6-7, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The summit will focus on ensuring that anti-bullying efforts are coordinated and based on the best available research.

Other Items

Senior Department Officials to Discuss Administration’s Higher Education Access, Affordability and Completion Efforts at NASFAA conference

07/20/2012 11:03 AM EDT

The U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education David Bergeron, and Senior Advisor to the Secretary on College Access Greg Darnieder will make presentations at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) annual conference in Chicago July 23-25.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Discuss College Access at NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

07/20/2012 10:29 AM EDT

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at the 2012 National Council for Community and Education Partnerships’ (NCCEP) Annual GEAR UP Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Protecting the Future from Genocide | Teaching Tolerance

This post is from an older article that was posted by Teaching Tolerance. However, I thought it would be a good idea to remind us all that genocide continues in many sections of the world.

After the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel eloquently stated “never again.” Since he first uttered this compelling sentiment, genocides have erupted across the world—from Guatemala to Cambodia.

Protecting the Future from Genocide | Teaching Tolerance.

If the link above does not work, copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.tolerance.org/blog/protecting-future-genocide

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Mixing It Up: How to Seat Students

Want your students to Mix It Up?  Here is a great suggestion from Teaching Tolerance about a lunch-time activity.  But I think this is an excellent strategy for getting students to know each other in any classroom.  So often, no matter how hard a teacher tries to get all students to interact, kids manage to keep “cliques” together, or ignore the “outsiders.”  Maybe deliberately breaking up groups of friends and spreading them out among other groups can help forge new friendships.  Oh, the possibilities for after the winter holiday break–sharing their activities in smaller groups instead of in front of the whole class, putting together of list of ideas for the teacher to use as discussion topics, reviewing class rules, debating current events…and the list goes on.

How to Seat Students | Teaching Tolerance

Please share your thoughts.

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