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OJJDP Seeks Presenters for National Conference Poster Sessions and Media Presentations
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) calls for poster and media presentations for its upcoming national conference, “Children’s Justice and Safety: Unite, Build, Lead.” The conference will be held October 12-14, 2011, in National Harbor, MD. The poster session will feature visual presentations of recent program initiatives, research findings, and other information of interest and importance to the juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and victimization communities. The media room will feature audiovisual materials (including TV and/or Internet-based PSAs, news segments, and training videos) from OJJDP-funded initiatives and programs. Deadline for submissions: postmarked on or before August 5, 2011.

U.S. Department of Education Invites Comments on School Bullying Law and Policy Plan
The U.S. Department of Education has published a plan to conduct case studies at 24 school sites across the nation to analyze bullying laws and policies. The study will identify promising strategies and practices schools use to combat bullying and will examine how state legislative requirements influence policies, including ways that state and district policies facilitate or create challenges for effective implementation. Comments are due by August 1, 2011, and may be submitted electronically to or mailed to the U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. The plan can be downloaded at the Web site.

Education Week Calendar Seeking Listings
Education Week will publish its 2011 Fall Calendar of Events as a special supplement to the August 24, 2011, issue. The Calendar provides educators with the information on relevant conferences and workshops. Listings are free. The print edition of the Calendar of Events will list conferences, seminars, institutes, workshops, and professional-development events scheduled between September 1, 2011, and December 31, 2012, that are of significant interest to K-12 educators and others concerned about schools. Only events sponsored by nonprofit organizations qualify for inclusion. Deadline for inclusion in the print edition: June 30, 2011. All events submitted online that meet their guidelines will be listed in the online calendar, including those sponsored by for-profit organizations, and those submitted after June 30.

Equity Alliance Seeking Presentation Proposals for Listings for 2012 Leadership for Excellence and Equity Forum
The Equity Alliance at ASU, a Region IX Equity Assistance Center, will hold its Leadership for Excellence and Equity Forum during the last week of February 2012, and seeks presentation proposals from teachers, principals, education specialists, district leaders, facilitators of professional learning, graduate students, college professors, dis/ability advocates, family involvement enthusiasts, and civil rights activists. They are especially interested in the voices of students and young adults. Sessions should be interactive and of interest to a wide range of educators, students and families, policy makers, and researchers.

Frederick Douglass Family Foundation Student Board of Advisors
The Frederick Douglass Family Foundation (FDFF) is forming a Student Board of Advisors for their 2011-12 service-learning programs and seeks students to take part. Service learning projects offer opportunities for student engagement in summer and out-of-school time opportunities. Students entering grades 7-12 in fall 2011 are eligible to apply for a seat on the Board. Fifty students from across the country interested in helping address the issue of human tracking (modern day slavery) will be selected. The FDFF exists to honor and preserve the legacy of Frederick Douglass and to create awareness about modern-day slavery to help eradicate it.

Internship Opportunities at the Smithsonian Institution
Youth 16 and older with at least two years of high school are eligible to apply to be an intern at one of the Smithsonian’s 17 museums, research facilities or offices. Internships are from one month to one year. Applications are accepted year round and have summer, fall and spring deadlines. Other internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students. The Smithsonian’s Access to Opportunities program also has paid internship opportunities specifically for college students with disabilities.

U.S. Department of State’s 2012 Spring Student Internship Program
The U.S. Department of State is accepting applications for their 2012 Spring Student Internship Program. Internships are available at the high school, undergraduate, graduate, and working professionals levels. Deadline to submit applications: July 1, 2011.

Youth Voice Needed for a Survey to Inform Policy for Young People with Disabilities and Sexual and Reproductive Health
Young people with disabilities have been under-represented, and sometimes left out, in developing policies and programs for sexual and reproductive health. In Oregon, a small work group, with support from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, is developing program and policy recommendations to support young people with disabilities and wants to survey young people with disabilities to assess their opinions about these recommendations. The survey takes about 15 minutes to do. We’re specifically interested in the opinions of young people in the U.S. who have a disability. A $20 gift card from an on-line retail store is provided for the first 50 respondents.

Call for TASH Conference Papers Due May 31, 2011
The 2011 “No Excuses” TASH National Conference for professionals and advocates in the disability community, taking place November 30-December 3, seeks proposals for conference papers. Deadline: May 31, 2011.

Educator Advocates Program
ASCD’s Educator Advocates program is looking for input to help shape education policy decisions. Respondents can sign up to receive regular policy updates in a weekly e-newsletter. This e-resource gives information on federal education developments, teacher effectiveness, Common Core State Standards, etc., and sends out e-mail alerts on opportunities to take action to make positive change.

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