RRFC Network funded to assist state education agencies in the systemic improvement of education programs, practices Regional Resource Center (WRRC) alaska, American Samoa http://www.dssc.org/frc/rrfc.htm
Extractions: The six Regional Resource Centers (RRCs) are specifically funded to assist state education agencies in the systemic improvement of education programs, practices, and policies that affect children and youth with disabilities. The RRCs help states and U.S. jurisdictions find integrated solutions for systemic reform, offering consultation, information services, technical assistance, training, and product development. The beneficiaries of the RRCs' work are children and youth with disabilities, and the families and professionals associated with them.
Extractions: Home Funded by the Technology for Education Act of 1994, the RTECs help states, local educational agencies, teachers, school library and media personnel, administrators, and other education entities integrate technologies into K-12 classrooms, and library media centers, adult literacy centers, and other educational settings. (Regional Map) Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Alaska Conservation Foundation in nonprofit groups, agencies, alaska Native groups interested in furthering their education in the alaska Natives/Native Americans, women, and minorities http://www.akcf.org/grants/internship.htm
Extractions: ACF's Board of Trustees believe that broader support for conservation in Alaska can be achieved by offering career-oriented educational experiences to graduate and undergraduate college students in Alaska and throughout the United States. Students participating in this highly competitive internship program are provided with a unique opportunity to: Learn first hand about Alaska's magnificent natural environment and diverse cultures;
Extractions: Source: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools Charleston WV. Postsecondary Financial Aid for American Indians and Alaska Natives. ERIC Digest. One of the many critical issues confronting the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives [hereafter, "Natives"] is ensuring that Native students gain equal access to postsecondary education and that they are prepared for academic success. This Digest summarizes challenges Native students confront in obtaining adequate financial aid; general sources of aid for Native students; and ways communities and parents can support students through the financial aid process. The Digest ends with some readily available print and Web-based sources of information about student financial aid. FINANCIAL AID CHALLENGES AND REALITIES Lack of family resources. Many Native students enter college with no resources other than what they receive through financial aid. High levels of unemployment in many Native communities severely limit students' and their families' ability to save money for education (LaCounte, 1987). During the 1992-93 academic year, about 62 percent of Native American undergraduates needed financial assistance. Most of these students received financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and work-study (Pavel et al., 1998).
NETC: About Us state education agencies of alaska, Idaho, Montana agreement with each state education agency and will Consortium Northwest Regional educational Laboratory 101 http://www.netc.org/about.html
Extractions: The Northwest Educational Technology Consortium (NETC) has been providing services and products in the Northwest since 1995. The consortium is made up of the state education agencies from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, and the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory in Portland, Oregon. NETC is one of the network of 10 Regional Technology in Education Consortia in the U.S. and receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Teachers and Technology: Making the Connection (OTA, 1995, p.1) Mission Vision Goal Structure ... Contact Us The mission of the Northwest Educational Technology Consortium is to provide professional development opportunities, access to technical assistance, and support for collegial interaction that allow and encourage educators throughout our region, and especially in K-12 schools, to become informed and fearless users of technology. Our vision is for: Our goal is to work in collaboration with state educational agencies, school districts, universities, regional and national organizations, and telecommunications providers to leverage and extend the wide range of existing services available to educators, students, and parents in the Northwest. We will:
Extractions: January 1997 The Northwest Regional Profile: Integrating Technology in Preservice Teacher Education Programs was planned and prepared by the Northwest Educational Technology Consortium (NETC) of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL). Providing generous direction and oversight were Dean Robert Everhart, Portland State University, Dean Dale Gentry, University of Idaho, Dean Allen Glenn, University of Washington, Dean Dan King, University of Wyoming, Dean Carol Merz, University of Puget Sound, and Dean Donald Robson, University of Montana-Missoula. Dr. Mary Queitzsch, NETC, was responsible for directing the writing and production of this report. Carol Gross, Portland State University, assisted in the writing of the summary. Special thanks go to all the schools and colleges of education which participated in this research endeavor.
Extractions: PowerPoint Presentation about GETN (file is approximately 1.4 Mb) The Government Education and Training Network (GETN) is a network of Federal Government agencies using a common satellite carrier for interactive television (1-way video, 2way audio). This interoperable network allows the various user agencies to share distance/distributed learning programs and use common facilities. Audio interaction is achieved using one of two systems: a push-to-talk system provided by A.T. Products (used by all DOD and a few other agencies), or a student response unit provided by One Touch Systems (used mostly by civilian agencies). GETN was conceived and developed in 1992 at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, by the Air Force Institute of Technologys Center for Distance Education, in partnership with the Army Logistics Management College at Ft Lee Virginia, and with the pioneering efforts in digital technology of the National Technological University of Ft Collins, Colorado. GETN has grown from 2 uplinks in 1993 to 12 digital-Ku-band satellite uplink broadcast centers with 13 video channels available reaching over 800 fixed-dish downlink sites located throughout the CONUS, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
School Library Media Impact Surveys of an assessment of the impact of alaska school librarians COLORADO STUDY (http//www.lrs.org/documents/lmcstudies by the Iowa Area education agencies which was http://www.iema-ia.org/IEMA119.html
Extractions: SCHOOL LIBRARIES MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT http://www.iasl-slo.org/make-a-difference.html The International Association of School Librarianship's (IASL) annotated list of links to resources that relate current research on library media centers and student achievement is a mix of national and international resources. SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA IMPACT STUDIES http://www.lrs.org/impact.asp This is the web site for Library Reseach Service which includes information on the research methods for the Alaska, Colorado, and Pennsylvania surveys, and various articles and presentations regarding impact studies and surveys. ALASKA: INFORMATION EMPOWERED: THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN AS AN AGENT OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN ALASKA SCHOOLS http://www.library.state.ak.us/dev/infoemxs.pdf This is the "Alaska Study" that was conducted by Keith Curry Lance, Christine Hamilton-Pennell, Marcia J. Rodney, with Lois Petersen in 1999. This is the Executive Summary of an assessment of the impact of Alaska school librarians on academic achievement in the state's public schools. CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTERS AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: A SURVEY OF ISSUES AND NETWORK APPLICATIONS http://www.kn.pacbell.com/survey/k12libraries.pdf
Welcome To Child Care Connection Alaska www.namialaska.org. National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral agencies. http//www.naccrra.org. National Association of the education of Young http://www.childcareconnection.org/ccc/links.htm
Extractions: Local organization associated with NAFCC helping to promote quality family child care through accreditation and to promote training and leadership development through specialized technical assistance. AFCCA is located in Anchorage at 2221 East Northern Lights Blvd. For more information you can contact them at (907) 258-5436. http://www.akfrc.org Alaska Ice: Initiative for Community Engagement http://www.alaskaice.org Alaska Department of Education and Early Development http://www.eed.state.ak.us/ Alaska Head Start Association (AHSA) The Alaska Partners for Quality Education began in 1995 and has continued as an initiative of the Alaska Head Start Office funded by the federal Head Start Collaboration grant. Since 1997 the group has focused on improving the quality of early childhood programs by improving the education and training of adults who work in them. For more information please contact Mia Oxley by e-mail at
NEA: News Release - Rankings & Estimates Using information provided by state education agencies and analyzed 7. alaska. 9,447. secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals http://www.nea.org/newsreleases/2003/nr030521.html
Extractions: May 21, 2003 News Release Washington, D.C. - Despite the vital importance of education to Americans, critical investments in U.S. public schools remain stagnant, according to a state-by-state report released today by the National Education Association (NEA). The report, titled (PDF, 1M, 127 pages), paints a difficult funding picture for public education nationwide. Despite rising enrollments and a growing need for qualified teachers in many areas of the country, the average expenditure per student and the average salary of a public school teacher for the 2001-2002 school year increased only slightly over the previous year. Over the last 10 years, teacher salaries have remained flat, growing just 2.4 percent during that time period, or approximately 0.2 percent per year when the cost of living is factored in. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia saw real declines in average teacher salaries over the years 1991-92 to 2001-02, adjusted for inflation. Those with average salaries declining 5 percent or more: Alaska (-13.6%), Connecticut (-11%), Vermont (-9%), Wisconsin (-6.4%), New York (-6.3%), New Hampshire (-6.1%), Nevada (-6%), Kansas (-5.8%), and the District of Columbia (-5.3%) (Chart C-14). The study shows that the federal government's share of the public education dollar was 7.5% in 2001-2002 not enough to cover the cost of federally mandated education programs. State and local governments will need a larger share from the federal government in order to put the federal education mandates in place without sacrificing other programs. By failing to fully finance the new No Child Left Behind Act, which was enacted in 2002, the federal government will be undermining state and local governments' ability to find ways to attract qualified teachers into joining and staying in the profession, modernize existing schools and build new ones, and provide students with the programs, materials and books they need to meet the high standards envisioned by the new law.
Extractions: Creating a Teacher Mentoring Program Overview Contents The Usefulness of Mentoring Creating the Climate, Context, and Structure for Effective Mentoring Selecting, Training, and Supporting Mentors Content and Evaluation Conclusion: Advancing the Teaching Profession Resources Acknowledgments Notes The Usefulness of Mentoring Imagine that you aspire to be a mountaineer. You have a new pair of boots, a tent, a backpack, and endless enthusiasm, but you have never so much as climbed above the tree line. "There are two ways to get into it," observes Kenneth Wilson, a Nobel-laureate physicist at The Ohio State University, co-author of
Education United States North America Regional America United States alaska education ? Arizona English Consortia ) local educational agencies, teachers, school and other education entities successfully http://www.interactiva.org/Dir/I/English/Regional/North_America/United_States/Ed
Topic Areas-K-12 ESL Education assistance to state and local education agencies in Florida Improving education with Bilingual Teacher Training CAL is and the University of alaska Southeast to http://www.cal.org/topics/k12ed.html
Extractions: In a five-year program of research, CAL and its collaborators, Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University, seek to improve our understanding of the factors that predict success as Spanish-speaking children learn to read and write in English. Knowledge about these factors could be applied in the classroom to enhance the teaching of English literacy. The Aspire Curriculum: Professional Development for Bilingual and ESL Paraprofessionals As part of a career ladder project at the University of Central Florida, CAL has developed and field-tested a curriculum for the professional development of paraprofessionals who work with English language learners. CAL conducts workshops for such paraprofessionals and for staff developers to present the curriculum. Comprehensive Center, Region XIV
Extractions: Letter to Appropriations Labor-HHS-Ed subcommittees: Increase FY2002 Funding For American Indian and Alaska Native Education L-01-050N May 17, 2001 Dear Representative/Senator, President Bush has set a national education priority proclaiming that no child will be left behind in education. His FY2002 budget request contains some hopeful provisions to move toward this goal, including a dramatic increase in construction funds for Impact Aid schools. Yet the budget request will fall short of meeting Indian education needs in other areas. Despite important advances in education in Indian Country, Native American students continue to face systemic barriers to success in school. Only 9 percent of Native Americans have bachelors degrees, compared to 22 percent of whites and 20 percent of all races. Historically, American Indian and Alaska Native highschool seniors score well behind white seniors in reading, mathematics, and science proficiency. Under the administration's request, grants to local education agencies and special programs for Indian children would remain at FY2001 funding levels. When inflation and population growth are factored in, this represents a cut in real terms. In addition, several important Indian education programs are without funds, including Indian Fellowships, Gifted and Talented Programs, grants to tribal education departments, and adult education. We encourage you to revive these programs by providing funds for FY2002.
Extractions: C anada Federal and nationwide sources Council of Ministers of Education , Canada (CMEC) A section includes links to Provincial and Territorial Departments and Ministries responsible for education (In English and French) This page, hosted by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, contains a useful and comprehensive list of links to Canadian sites relating to education (In English) Province/Territory sources Alberta Alberta Learning (In English) British Columbia Ministry of Education (In English) Ministry of Advanced Education (In English) Manitoba Departments of Education and Youth, and Advanced Education and Training (In English and French) New Brunswick Department of Education (In English and French) Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education and Training (In English) Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment
Regional Agencies - Funding Opportunities other scholarship and funding agencies out there! Bristol Bay Native Association Employment, education and Training PO Box 310 Dillingham, alaska 99576 Phone http://www.ykhc.org/614.cfm
Extractions: Please note that all WIA and STEP participants are required to apply for Federal Student Aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid also known as the FAFSA. You may also apply for Federal Student Aid on line at www.fafsa.ed.gov . If you choose to apply on line, please make sure to read and follow the directions carefully. You may also access additional valuable scholarship and educational information at www.students.gov. Funding Agencies: Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
State Agencies PTA. alaska. Department of education and Early Development. Board of Regents. PTA Email email@example.com. Tennessee. PTA. Texas. education Agency. http://counselor.wiredscholar.com/counselor/content/resource_center/state_agenci
Extractions: SECTION FOUR ALASKA NATIVE EDUCATION Report of the Education Task Force Contents Introduction and Historical Background Western Education of Alaska Natives Prior to 1867 Western Education of Alaska Natives After 1867 Contemporary Background Current Western Education and Alaska Natives, K-12 Alaska Native Students in the 1990s
Financial Aid & Scholarship Help Call or write the appropriate state agencies for information packages and State Department of education Gordon Persons Office Building 50 North Ripley alaska. http://www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm