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Unfortunately, we can't keep up with all the news pertaining to education,
but there are a few educational news sites listed below that focus on news for educators.  Suggestions welcome for other ed news sites you have found that keep you informed of what is going on in the educational world.

News Sites That Focus on Education

U.S. Department of Education  Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans.

U.S. News and World Report - Education Section

Washington Post Education Section
Teachers, Parenting, Learning, Higher Education, Preschool, K-12, Distance Learning,
Politics, Trends and Debates, Live Online.  (from The Post, Education Week, and wires).
eSchool News Online
Where K-12 education and technology meet
MSNBC Education News
CNN Education News
 
North American Association for Environmental Educators - 35th Annual Conference
The 35th NAAEE Annual Conference will be held October 10-14, 2006, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Conference strands will include:  Sustainability, Conservation and Community Education, EE Leadership Skills, Schools/Education/Achievement/Literacy, and Joining Forces: Environmental Justice/Health/Education.  Research presentations will be included in each of the five conference strands.
Call for Presentations
"Gathering at the Headwaters: Building EE in Society."  Seeking presentations in several formats (traditional presentations, hands-on activities, symposia, poster sessions, roundtables) for the main conference, as well as papers for presentation at the Research Symposium.  Proposals must be received no later than February 22, 2006.  Proposals may be submitted online.
"The EE profession has much to offer society. As we strive for standards of excellence in our work, we must connect with a wider circle of people to win broader support for EE."
New U.S. textbook aims to teach Bible (CNN/Reuters, 12/1/05)
A new textbook for high school students aims to teach the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, in a non-sectarian, nonreligious way as a central document of Western civilization with a vast influence on its literature, art, culture and politics.
International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment
Now in its fifteenth year, the program has received over 160,000 entries from children in over 100 countries around the world.  This year's theme is Deserts and Desertification.  Entries must reach the relevant United Nations Environment Programme regional offices by 20th January 2006 at the latest. World map of UNEP regions and addresses are available online.

"School Bus Exhaust Leaks Jeopardize Kids' Health" (April 11, 2005)
University of California study concludes exhaust fumes are leaking into the inside of school buses, exposing children to higher levels of pollutants than people are exposed to outside of the buses.

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