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Congratulations to Marie Blair for receiving the "Significant Contributions to Students" award presented by the University of Nebraska Parents Association and Teaching Council.The award has been in existence for 13 years, and Marie has won it 10 out of those 13 years.
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Timeforkids.com Announces Black History Month Resources
This February, kids and teachers will have a new resource to help them study, teach, and draw inspiration from Black History Month: Timeforkids.com
Time, Inc is launching a spotlight area on timeforkids.com that focuses on the African American experience in America, in coordination with Black History Month (http://timeforkids.com/bhm).
This area will contain...
- An interactive Black History timeline from Lincoln to Colin Powell
- A 'Fight for Rights' trivia game retracing Dr. King's march from Selma to Montgomery
- An activity profiling of famous black Americans
- Downloads of famous speech excerpts
- Black history-themed poll questions
- A day-by-day look at Black history milestones from 2/1 to 2/28
These activities will be complemented by Black History-themed reproducibles, activities, and lessons for teachers. The news, information, exploration destination for kids on the Web, Timeforkids.com is the cyber-sibling of TIME for Kids magazine,the classroom edition of TIME magazine. For more information about these activities, please contact Joel Schwartzberg, Editor of Timeforkids.com, at 212-522-0948.
Online Guide for Learning Differences for Parents
Learning problems such as dyslexia affect at least 10 million children, or approximately one in five students in first through ninth grades. While 15% of Americans have learning disabilities, many go untreated due to lack of diagnosis. With statistics like these, learning differences, learning disabilities, and special education are now part of general education issues, focus and discussion.
The Schwab Foundation for Learning is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to "helping kids with learning differences be successful in learning and life."
In January, the Schwab Foundation for Learning (http://www.schwablearning.org) re-launched its web site under its new name, SchwabLearning.org, and with a new emphasis on being "a parent's guide to helping kids with learning differences." The relaunched site includes a new design, new navigation, a wealth of content and a new "pathway" for readers to follow as they learn about LD.
The new site, SchwabLearning.org, reflects what parents themselves say they need to understand the concepts and consequences of learning differences for themselves and their children.
SchwabLearning.org contains more than 200 pages of content on learning differences and disabilities. On the site, parents can easily navigate between Identifying a Learning Difference, Managing a Learning Difference, and Connecting with Others. They draw upon the work of recognized authorities, current studies and leading institutions in the fields of learning, child development, education and psychology - but they have written and organized the site to be easily understood and accessible to parents. New features and content will be added weekly.
In short, SchwabLearning's content and tools provide a roadmap to understanding the language and landscape of learning differences and disabilities. Their new site has been carefully designed to serve as the "trusted guide" that parents say they need in order to be effective advocates for their LD children.