Parent resource for the DOE
Education News Parents Can Use
From: Dean Kephart dkephart@MN.RR.COM
The U.S. Department of Education has launched a new television series about ways parents can ensure children's educational success. Themed "Education News Parents Can Use," the program airs the third Tuesday of every month, 8PM - 9PM Eastern. During the hour, experts, school officials, and parents will discuss the real risks to children-in and out of school: How can parents make sure their children don't become victims of crime or violence? What can families and schools do to prevent bullying-the nation's number one school-safety concern? What are the characteristics of a safe school? What options are available through the No Child Left Behind act for parents of students that attend dangerous schools? To participate, all you need is to locate a facility with satellite downlink capability, Or, call your local cable access station or school board channel to have them register online to obtain free satellite coordinates at
www.registerevent.ed.gov. To watch locally, use the same online registration system to find a local meeting or to locate a local broadcast. To view a live or archived web cast, visit
www.connectlive.com/events/ednews. Limited free VHS copies of past programs are available by calling 1-877-4ED-PUBS or visit
www.ed.gov/pubs. Click here to get started!
Nestlé Very Best In Youth
All About RIF - Reading is Fundamental
"The Nestlé Very Best In Youth Program" Nestlé and Reading is Fundamental (RIF) will honor 30 young people who have made reading a priority and in the process have made tangible contributions to the quality of life in their communities. The young people, selected from nominations from RIF coordinators, hundreds of volunteers, parents, and teachers will be featured in a special publication and honored at a ceremony in Los Angeles in July 2003.
Nestlé will also donate $1,000 in the name of each winner to the charity of his/her choice. Each youth nominated will receive a Certificate of Appreciation. Entry forms and guidelines can be found at the website below. Entry deadline: November 29, 2002. http://www.rif.org/news/