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Volume 3 Number 11

A new museum dedicated to exploring the role of visual art in children's literature from around the world will open in Amherst, Massachusetts in November 2002...
SMORK's Awesome Internet Sites for Kids from: Deanna Phillips
The World’s Largest Lesson - 12 November 2002! from: Charis Kumpula
Cornell News - Removing stains from: Susan S. Lang
Parent resource for the DOE from: Dean Kephart
Nestlé Very Best In Youth - All About RIF - Reading is Fundamental from: Reading is Fundamental
2003 Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program - Three Week Study Visit to Japan from: Jaime McQueen
U.S. History 101: Preserve and Protect from: Hallie Reed
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd): A Guide for Educators from: Gina Hoagland
Volunteer at a Library in Africa or Central America from: The World Library Partnership
November Columns
November Articles
November Regular Features
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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 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 Limited free VHS copies of past programs are available by calling 1-877-4ED-PUBS or visit Click here to get started!

Dean Kephart
Education Specialist
Minneapolis, MN

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.