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Hand-In-Hand: Well-Rounded Education and Civic Engagement.
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., gave remarks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., about the importance of civics as part of a well-rounded education. He also discussed civic engagement as a cornerstone of democracy and the role of schools in preparing students to be active citizens.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:14:59 EDT
The Constitution Is For All of Us
Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Education John King gave an inspiring speech on civic education at the National Press Club. As part of his speech, he called for a commitment to nonpartisan constitutional education in our classrooms. At the same time, he recognized that civic education isn’t easy. Even for teachers and administrators with the best of intentions, these conversations—which often cover some of the most contested issues at the center of our public life—can skew partisan. This is no small problem.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:51:23 EDT
Departments of Education and Health and Human Services Release First Joint Policy Brief on Use of Technology with Young Children
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services today released a policy brief on the use of technology with early learners to help families and early educators implement active, meaningful and socially interactive learning. The brief includes a call to action for researchers and technology developers, highlighting topics for further research and encouraging the development of research-based products.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:16:36 EDT
U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance Encouraging Well-Rounded Education
The U.S. Department of Education today released non-regulatory guidance to help states, districts and schools provide students with a more well-rounded education under Title IV, Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAE).
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:44:02 EDT
Education Secretary King Announces Recipients of the 2016 Terrel H. Bell Awards for Outstanding School Leadership
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King today announced the 2016 recipients of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. The eight principals from the 2016 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored with the Terrel H. Bell Award at an awards ceremony on Monday, Nov. 7th at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:22:43 EDT
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St. Clair County Regional Office of Education #50
1000 South Illinois St., Belleville, IL 62220
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