Monday, October 22, 2012

New and Noteworthy

New and Noteworthy  
Source: ASCA 

High School/College Partnerships: ASCA, The National Association of College Admissions Counselors, The American Association of School Administrators and the National Association of Secondary School Principals have published guidance on high schools establishing partnerships with institutions of higher education. Learn more.

Free Suicide Prevention Toolkit: The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has developed a free downloadable toolkit, "Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools." Download the kit.

Educate Students About Workplace Discrimination: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released a video and accompanying classroom guide to educate working-age students about employment discrimination. Learn more.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: Celebrate your school's student volunteers by encouraging them to apply for the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Middle and high school students who have volunteered in the past year are eligible for awards at the local, state and national level. Learn more

Defining Career Ready: A coalition of national education, business and policy groups, including ASCA, has developed a clear, unified and focused vision of what it means to be career-ready. Download the full report.

Be a Part of National Drug Facts Week: To help teens shatter the myths about drugs, the National Institute on Drug Abuse developed National Drug Facts Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2013. Get involved and register for National Drug Facts Week to help raise awareness. Learn more.

Nominate a PE Teacher: NFL Network is accepting nominations for the NFL Network PE Teacher of the Year. As part of the Keep Gym in School Program, the network seeks to increase access to in-school physical activity. Nominations are open until Dec. 31, 2012. Learn more.

Help Students Learn About Financing College: The National College Finance Center is a free, first-stop, unbiased resource to help educate students and their parents about options for financing a college education. Learn more.

Win a $1 Million Technology Grant: Share how STEM education can help your community, and you could win a $1 million technology grant. Deadline is Oct. 31, 2012. Learn more

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