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01/06/2024

: Playing outside can help support childrenโ€™s healthy mental and physical development! ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ

According to the CDC, being physically active outdoors can help children meet important developmental milestones involving learning, language, and emotions. Playing outside can also have a beneficial impact on school performance, grades, and behavior!

Whatโ€™s your favorite way to spend time outdoors with your child?

01/05/2024

Just as education shapes us, mentorship guides us toward success in school & beyond. As we celebrate , Beatriz Ceja, ED's Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of English Language Acquisition, reflects on how vital mentorship has been in her path to success.

๐Ÿ“ฃ Application Deadline Approaching! ๐Ÿ“ฃ  institutions & private NGOs: Submit your applications for the FY24 High School Eq...
01/04/2024

๐Ÿ“ฃ Application Deadline Approaching! ๐Ÿ“ฃ

institutions & private NGOs: Submit your applications for the FY24 High School Equivalency Program (HEP) by 1/16/24!

HEP is designed to help migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or their immediate family members) obtain a high school equivalent diploma, and subsequently enter a postsecondary education or training program, upgraded employment, or military service.

Learn more: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/11/14/2023-25001/applications-for-new-awards-high-school-equivalency-program

01/04/2024

Braille literacy paves a path towards academic triumphs and professional heights โœจ Empowering minds, unlocking opportunities ๐Ÿ“š

Alt text: Animation of the words โ€˜World Braille Dayโ€™ in print and simulated braille.

Taking the time to feel gratitude may improve your emotional and physical well-being. Make gratitude the attitude in 202...
01/04/2024

Taking the time to feel gratitude may improve your emotional and physical well-being. Make gratitude the attitude in 2024!

Educators: Explore the connection between visual art & history in your classroom with the Smithsonian National Museum of...
01/03/2024

Educators: Explore the connection between visual art & history in your classroom with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture's "Read Between the Brushstrokes" Learning Lab collection, designed for middle & high school students: https://learninglab.si.edu/org/nmaahc

 : Young people with mentors are more likely to:๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“ Go to collegeโ›น๏ธ Participate in sports & extracurriculars ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ Volunt...
01/03/2024

: Young people with mentors are more likely to:

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“ Go to college
โ›น๏ธ Participate in sports & extracurriculars
๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ Volunteer in their communities

So what are you waiting for? Help students succeed & become a mentor today! https://www.partnershipstudentsuccess.org/answer-the-call-to-service/

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01/02/2024

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As winter break comes to an end, we could all use some extra self-care. Parents, teachers, & staff can all use these tip...
01/02/2024

As winter break comes to an end, we could all use some extra self-care.

Parents, teachers, & staff can all use these tips as we head back to school (Bonus: These also work as great !).

New year, new opportunity to revisit homework habits! โ˜‘๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ
01/01/2024

New year, new opportunity to revisit homework habits! โ˜‘๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ

๐ŸŽ† Happy New Year! ๐ŸŽ†Wishing you a 2024 filled with health, happiness, & success in school!
01/01/2024

๐ŸŽ† Happy New Year! ๐ŸŽ†

Wishing you a 2024 filled with health, happiness, & success in school!

12/31/2023

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Here's to raising the bar for students & school communities in 2024. Happy New Year!

12/29/2023

It's been a busy 2023 at the Department of Education! Here are a few favorite images from our travels this past year to engage school communities & meet with students, teachers, parents, and school staff.

12/28/2023

As we celebrate all we accomplished this past year & as we mark the last Thursday of 2023, we're offering a big "Thank You Thursday" to everyone in our school communities who helped make this year a success. Here's to more great work in 2024!

A joyous   to everyone celebrating the Seven Principles! Learn more about the history & culture behind Kwanzaa from the ...
12/26/2023

A joyous to everyone celebrating the Seven Principles!

Learn more about the history & culture behind Kwanzaa from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture: https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/initiatives/kwanzaa

Wishing everyone celebrating today a very  ! ๐ŸŽ„
12/25/2023

Wishing everyone celebrating today a very ! ๐ŸŽ„

12/22/2023

We hope the magic & joy of the season fill your hearts, homes, & schools! ๐Ÿ’– Here's wishing you all very !

12/21/2023

Calling all educators & administrators: are you seeking an international experience this summer? Apply today for the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program! Successful applicants will spend 4 weeks abroad learning about ways to incorporate global experiences into their classrooms. 2024 locations include Finland (Grades K-8), Thailand (grades 9-12) & Colombia (postsecondary). Apps are due January 4.
Learn more & apply: https://ow.ly/x3ue50Ql7vn

As many schools head into winter break this week, a special "Thank you!" to all the teachers who have worked so hard in ...
12/21/2023

As many schools head into winter break this week, a special "Thank you!" to all the teachers who have worked so hard in 2023. We hope you use the time off to rest & recharge for 2024! ๐Ÿ”‹

๐ŸŒŸ ED   ๐ŸŒŸIn April, we announced our 2023 ED Green Ribbon Schools, and in August, Deputy Secretary Cindy Marten and ED Inf...
12/18/2023

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In April, we announced our 2023 ED Green Ribbon Schools, and in August, Deputy Secretary Cindy Marten and ED Infrastructure & Sustainability presented the winners with their awards at ED. โ™ป๏ธ

Learn more about the ED Green Ribbon Schools program: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/index.html

https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjAQqqL

Explore this photo album by US Department of Education on Flickr!

Teachers & students! Make a resolution to sign up for the Earthrise newsletter from NASA - National Aeronautics and Spac...
12/18/2023

Teachers & students! Make a resolution to sign up for the Earthrise newsletter from NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the latest STEM resources.

Do you want to bring more Earth & climate science to your K-12 classroom in 2024? ๐ŸŒŽ

Sign up for Earthrise to get monthly e-newsletters filled with curated STEM resources from NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration & our federal partners. Register now to get the 1st edition in January!

https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/sl/sXGPfBK/Earthrise

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