EDUCATION IN THE NEWS
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
News Sites That Focus on
Department of Education Promoting Educational
Excellence for all Americans.
U.S. News and
World Report - Education Section
Post Education Section
Teachers, Parenting, Learning, Higher Education, Preschool, K-12, Distance
Politics, Trends and Debates, Live Online.
(from The Post, Education
Week, and wires).
Where K-12 education and technology meet
American Association for Environmental Educators - 35th Annual
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
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.
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.