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STEM Classroom Grant – FirstEnergy (Deadline: September 21, 2018)

FirstEnergy encourages original, inventive and creative classroom projects and teacher professional development in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Educators who want to energize their STEM classrooms lessons and learn more innovative and resourceful ways to do so are invited to apply.

Safe Places to Play – The U.S. Soccer Foundation (Deadline: September 28, 2018)

Safe Places to Play transforms abandoned courts, empty schoolyards, vacant lots and the like into state-of-the-art soccer fields for kids. For communities with less space, Safe Places to Play develops “mini – pitches” – small, customized areas perfectly suited for organized soccer programs and pick-up games. Mini-pitches provide a quality playing surface for kids and transform the look and feel of neighborhoods. The Foundation awards grants three times a year to underserved communities to help cover the costs of lighting, irrigation, construction, surfacing and enhancement.

Green Thumb Challenge Grant – Green Education Foundation (Deadline: September 30, 2018)

The Green Education Foundation and Gardener’s Supply Company have teamed up on an exciting funding opportunity for established youth garden projects nationwide. The organizations are calling on schools and youth groups to submit chronicles of their garden projects. The award is designed to support the continued sustainability of an exceptional youth garden program that has demonstrated success, and has impacted the lives of kids and their community.

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Promoting Safety Through Relationships

By: Olga Acosta Price, Director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

I am the very proud mother of a young man of color (and an elementary-age daughter of color- have to mention her so she doesn’t get jealous!) but I am also an anxious mother who, in light of the recent tragedies at Sante Fe and Parkland HS, is having a harder time sending her son off to middle school every day. As the director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) and an associate professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW I know that despite public perceptions, schools remain one of the safest places for our children.  Yet, my parental concern is not without some merit, especially when layered on top of the anxiety about my son encountering law enforcement- whether in or out of school. Read More

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  • The Practice Base for How We Learn: Supporting Students’ Social, Emotional, and Academic Development outlines promising practices that show how students, teachers, parents, and administrators can integrate social, emotional, and academic learning in preK-12 education. The report, which represents the vision of the 34-member Council of Distinguished Educators, calls for widespread implementation of these strategies as essential to students’ success in their schools, homes, workplaces, and communities.
  • School resource officers have increasingly received attention in the wake of high-profile school shootings, yet relatively little is known about them. The Education Week Research Center set out to answer these and other questions by surveying this group. The results are detailed in this report.
  • With support from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, Child Trends developed the State Multi-Sector Framework for Supporting Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs report to help parents, state lawmakers, and other stakeholders better understand how various child-serving systems support children and youth with special health care needs across health, education, justice, and other sectors.

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Job Opportunities

Program Coordinator – Zane Networks (Washington, D.C.)

Zane Networks is hiring for a Program Coordinator to coordinate a team of health quality coaches who work with healthcare providers under a district-funded initiative to support better care for patients with multiple chronic conditions. This program gives practices support to improve the health outcomes of their most chronically ill patients by addressing their transportation needs, language barriers, housing needs, undiagnosed behavioral health problems, etc. The Program Coordinator will provide support to clinical and technical coaches who work directly with practices to conduct on-site and remote sessions with healthcare providers.

Public Health Preparedness Coordinator (Elkhorn, WI)

This position is responsible for partnering with Walworth County Emergency Management to develop, update and exercise a comprehensive Public Health and Health & Human Services emergency plan. This position assures that all staff are appropriately trained to investigate and respond to natural and man-made disasters, industrial accidents, epidemics, acts of war, or terrorism threats; coordinates the development and maintenance of memorandums of understandings with community partners; collaborates with other public and private agencies to assure local public health department response is coordinated with local emergency management activities; and is responsible for compliance with grant objectives and coordinating grant funding.

School Health Specialist II – Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District (White Bear Lake, MN)

This position provides necessary health care to students in the school setting, including first aid, medication administration, implementing care plans as directed by the Licensed School Nurse, attending meetings that involve health issues as assigned, maintaining records and communicates with health care professionals and families. This individual also implements, monitors, and collects data and reports for health related programs and activities in the district. In addition, this position monitors compliance of local, state, and federal health regulations.

School Counselor – The New America School – Thornton (Denver, CO)

School Counselors provide academic and personal support for students from grades nine through twelve. They work closely with teachers, staff, students and families to enhance effectiveness in helping students succeed. Counselors work with students individually regarding matters such as excessive tardiness or behavior problems and help them design an appropriate academic program. In addition, the counselor might work at the school level, interpreting cognitive, aptitude, and achievement tests; interpreting student records; and assisting the school principal and other school interventionists in identifying and resolving student needs, issues, and problems.

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