Register now for ESP webinar on the Power of Relationships

Register now for “The Power of Relationships for Education Support Professionals,” an NEA webinar to be presented Thursday, August 31, 2017, from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. CDT. This webinar by Dr. Stephen Sroka is research-based and reality-driven. It offers honesty, humor, and hope and will fire you up professionally and personally.

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Deadline is December 1 for Organization of American Historians Teacher of the Year Award applications

The Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Teacher of the Year Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians in recognition of the contributions made by precollegiate teachers to improve history education within the field of American history. The award, to be given for activities which enhance the intellectual development of other history teachers and/or students, memorializes the career of Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau, University of Louisville, for her pathbreaking efforts to build bridges between university and precollegiate history teachers.

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Opportunity for schools to engage grade 5-16 students in the design of microgravity experiments for flight to the International Space Station

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education announces Mission 12
to the International Space Station. This opportunity gives students across a
community the ability to design and propose microgravity experiments to fly in
low-Earth orbit on the International Space Station (ISS). One experiment in each
community will be selected to fly to ISS. Mission 12 is open to school districts
serving grades 5-12, informal education organizations and 2- and 4-year
colleges. Interested communities must inquire about the program no later than
June 15, 2017.

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2017 Green Ribbon School award recipients announced

The two state public schools — Houlton Elementary School in the Hudson School District and Kromrey Middle School in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District — are among only 45 schools recognized nationwide as a 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Additionally, the Washburn School District was among only nine nationwide to receive the District Sustainability Award, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was one of nine institutions that received a Postsecondary Sustainability Award.

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