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Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFEC) – Office of Innovation and Improvement (Deadline: July 30, 2018)

The purpose of the SFEC program is to provide financial support to organizations that provide technical assistance and training to State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) in the implementation and enhancement of systemic and effective family engagement policies, programs, and activities that lead to improvements in student development and academic achievement.

Small Research Grants – The Spencer Foundation (Deadline: August 1, 2018)

The Small Research Grants program is intended to support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less. In keeping with the Spencer Foundation’s mission, this program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® / Community Partner Grants – Lowe’s (Deadline: August 24/September 28, 2018)

Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation focus giving efforts on K-12 public/charter education and community improvement projects. These community improvement projects are high-need projects such as: building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as well as safety improvements. There are two grant programs, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education and Lowe’s Community Partners.

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Kids and Community: Lessons from Mr. Rogers

By: Linda Sheriff, Deputy Director of The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays and it wasn’t until this year that I realized that it was because it was a community event, one where everyone gathered to celebrate our shared values together – not to mention to eat pie and watch fireworks. It was too hot to picnic this year, so I celebrated very differently by going to a movie. It felt weird at first, but by the time I left the theater I realized it was the perfect way to spend the afternoon of the Fourth. We saw the documentary about Fred Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” and anyone who has seen “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” or the movie knows that he emphasized the sanctity of children and encouraged listening to them and allowing them to share and recognize their feelings, as well as creating a community of love to help support their growth. I learned that he explained the often-tumultuous times of the 60s – the Vietnam War, assassinations, riots – in a manner that demonstrated respect for everyone and celebrated children and the protective role of neighborhood and community. Read More

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  • During the webinar, “Selecting, Preparing for, and Implementing Evidence-Based Programs in Community and School Settings”, participants learn why state and federal agencies strongly encourage communities and schools to adopt and implement evidence-based programs (EBPs), how to identify EBPs, and the value of selecting and implementing an EBP. Experts Dr. Jeanne Poduska and Dr. Allison Dyminicki of the American Institutes for Research, and Sandy Crawford, MSW, former Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Project Director, offer guidance on selecting and implementing EBPs in school and community settings.
  • The National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention works every day with Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grantees on strategies for sustaining and expanding their work at the state and local level. They have been busy for over a year crafting and refining the most comprehensive online toolkit imaginable to implement and sustain the SS/HS model anywhere in the U.S.
  • Research consistently shows that exclusionary discipline practices, such as suspensions and expulsions, are associated with poor academic performance, lower levels of school engagement, leaving school without graduating, and increased likelihood of future involvement with the criminal justice system. Yet very little is known about how students and educators experience disciplinary actions and how they impact school climate. Disciplined and Disconnected: How Students Experience Exclusionary Discipline in Minnesota and the Promise of Non-Exclusionary Alternatives sought to better understand how and why disconnection from school happens for many students who experience exclusionary discipline.

Job Opportunities

Program Coordinator and Research Assistant  – Center For Strategic And International Studies (CSIS) (Washington, D.C.)

CSIS is seeking a Program Coordinator/Research Assistant to join the Africa Program. This position supports the operational and substantive goals of the Africa Program and will be expected to play a key role in developing and advancing new initiatives and policy proposals. Responsibilities include program/project organization, substantive output, outreach, and administrative support. The Program Coordinator/Research Assistant will support the Director in the following duties and responsibilities as assigned to specific projects.

Public Health Prevention Specialist – City of Worchester (Worchester, MA)

The City of Worcester Division of Public Health seeks a dynamic professional who will serve as an expert in local public health prevention, specifically for the regional response to addiction partnership and opioid overdose prevention. The incumbent must be able to work creatively and independently under the direct supervision of the Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Director of Public Health. This highly skilled individual must have knowledge, skills and experience with grant, contract, budget, and project management, diverse populations, coalition building, research, and an understanding of public health policies and evidenced-based strategies.

School Nurse – Cunningham Children’s Home (Rossville, IL)

The nursing team provides health care services to our therapeutic residential group homes and day treatment school clients through medical case management, education, counseling, and medication management/administration. Dedicated and compassionate nurses who can take care of the medical needs of our adolescent clients and students in a unique setting with child welfare, mental health and special educational services are encouraged to apply.

School Counselor – Charles City County Public Schools (Charles City, Virginia)

The Secondary School Counselor services all students at Charles City High School in grades 7-12, implementing guidance programs in curriculum and course scheduling, individual postsecondary college, career and academic counseling, response and support services, including counseling and consultation, and professional development and management activities. The counselor works to assist students in understanding their individual abilities, aptitudes, interests and opportunities and to support and assist all students in realizing and maximizing their potential.

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