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PACER Survey Parent Survey
http://www.fastfamilysupport.org
Parents or primary caregivers of young people with disabilities 12-22 years old are invited to take part in a national research study by completing the National Family Support Survey, conducted by the FAST Project. Answers to the questions on the National Family Support Survey are confidential and will help the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, parent centers, and researchers understand the information and supports families need to prepare for moving into adulthood. This information may help to inform program development for youth with disabilities in the future. The survey is available in Spanish also.

Broad Center for the Management of School Systems: Superintendents Academy
http://broadacademy.org/join/leaders.html
The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems Superintendents Academy seeks leaders from business, the military, government, education, and nonprofit organizations to make an impact as CEOs and senior executives in urban school districts. Those eligible will have significant leadership and management experience at the central office level or the equivalent in another field. Deadline: August 13, 2010.

Share Your Experiences with Innovative Family Engagement to Inform Future Webinars
http://tinyurl.com/326v98t
Harvard Family Research Project is requesting feedback to help develop the next three installments of the U.S. Department of Education-sponsored webinar series, Achieving Excellence in Innovation in Family, School, and Community Engagement. This webinar series seeks to educate stakeholders on the importance of systemic, integrated, and sustained family and community engagement that goes beyond random acts of parent involvement. The next webinar, “A New Day: Family, School, and Community Engagement in Education Reform,” will be held on June 30 and led by Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education. This webinar will feature examples of schools/districts using Title I money to create strong, innovative family engagement strategies linked to student learning goals. Individuals’ own experiences working toward systemic, integrated family engagement can be emailed to fine@gse.harvard.edu (deadline: June 7, 2010).

America's Promise Alliance/AT&T: My Idea Grant Program
http://tinyurl.com/2vwcjlj
America’s Promise Alliance and AT&T are looking for energy, enthusiasm, creativity, and commitment to help make this country a Grad Nation through the My Idea Grants program. My Idea will empower young people to examine the high school dropout crisis and help their peers graduate on time, as well as improve outcomes for themselves and their community. National grants of $10,000-$20,000 will be awarded to 20-25 youth for the best ideas submitted to help increase a community’s graduation rate anywhere in the United States. Additional opportunities are available for young people living in Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Jackson, Louisville, Nashville, New York, New Orleans, Oakland, and Washington, D.C.

Hidden Thoughts of LD Art Competition 2010
http://www.ncld.org/events/hidden-thoughts-of-ld-art-competition-2010
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), for its 2010 Annual Art Competition, “Hidden Thoughts of LD,” is looking for works of art, photography, and poetry by children, teens, and adults with learning disabilities that express what life is like for individuals with LD. Deadline: May 15, 2010.

Hidden Thoughts of LD Art Competition 2010
http://www.ncld.org/events/hidden-thoughts-of-ld-art-competition-2010
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), for its 2010 Annual Art Competition, “Hidden Thoughts of LD,” is looking for works of art, photography, and poetry by children, teens, and adults with learning disabilities that express what life is like for individuals with LD. Deadline: May 15, 2010.

Call for Presentations: The Arc’s National Convention
http://tinyurl.com/y5f8h6r
The Arc of the United States’ 2010 National Convention in Orlando, FL, November 3-6, 2010, is seeking dynamic and inspiring speakers or panels who will engage participants and give them a plan for “A Clear Way Forward.” The Online Presentation Application is available through April 30, 2010.

NASSP/MetLife Foundation: Breakthrough Schools
http://www.principals.org/AwardsandRecognition/BreakthroughSchools.aspx
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the MetLife Foundation are calling for entries in the search for the nation’s top “Breakthrough Schools.” Applicants should be high-achieving middle or high schools, or schools that are making dramatic improvements in student achievement, whose best practices and outstanding results can help other schools in their own improvement efforts. Honorees will be chosen based on documented success in implementing strategies aligned with the three core areas of NASSP’s Breaking Ranks II publication: collaborative leadership; personalization; and curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Deadline: May 15, 2010.

National Center for Education Statistics Seeking Proposals
http://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/?id=632&cid=2
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is sponsoring the STATS-DC 2010 Data Conference July 28-30, in Bethesda, MD. The Conference is designed for education researchers, policymakers, and data system managers from all levels of government who want to share innovations in the design and implementation of education data collections and information systems and to provide insight and comment on technical and policy issues related to the collection, maintenance, and use of education data. NCES invites interested parties to attend the conference and to submit a proposal for presenting a session that will add to the conference’s usefulness. Presentations of all relevant topics will be considered, but the major focus will be on education data system design and management, data standards, data delivery methods, and strategies for improving data use. Deadline for proposals: May 7, 2010.

Peer Reviewers Needed at the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education
http://opeweb.ed.gov/frs
The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), is seeking peer reviewers (field readers) for its discretionary grant program application reviews. The application review process involves a reader orientation, reading and evaluation of applications, and discussions with other panelists. Apply on-line to become a reader for the OPE grant program.

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