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National Schools of Character Program
http://www.character.org/site/c.gwKUJhNYJrF/b.993295/k.4970/National_Schools_of_Character_Awards.htm
The National Schools of Character Program seeks 2003 applicants for its annual awards program recognizing K-12 schools and districts demonstrating outstanding character education initiatives that yield positive results in student behavior, school climate, and academic performance. Although winners may differ in method, content, and scope, all emphasize core ethical values such as honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. Selected schools and districts receive a cash award of $2,000, national recognition, and a featured position in Character Education Partnership’s (CEP) National Schools of Character publication. Application deadline: December 9, 2002.

The Laws of Life Essay Contest
http://www.lawsoflife.org/
This project encourages students to think about the people and experiences that have helped to shape their values and challenges them to take a stand for what they believe in. Unlike most essay contests, there is no prescribed topic students have to address. The Contest is conducted locally in communities around the world. Each community sponsors and organizes its own contest using a free Contest Information Kit and every contest is unique because local organizers make all of the decisions for the program such as the prizes and who will judge the essays.

National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR) to Study Career Advancement of Women with Disabilities
The Institute for Community Inclusion has been funded by NIDRR to study the career advancement of women with disabilities. The Institute is seeking young women with disabilities or chronic health issues who have been working for at least six months in the past two years. Their definition of work includes paid employment, internships, volunteer experiences, and work as self-advocates. The study does not have a Web site, but women interested in participating may contact zoe-maja.mcinerney@tch.harvard.edu for more information.

Parents with Disabilities and Their Teens (11-17 yrs) Sought for National Survey
http://www.lookingglass.org/publications/summaryofresults.php
Through the Looking Glass, founded in Berkeley, California in 1982, is nearing the end of their three-year nationwide research project--Parents with Disabilities and Their Teens--to learn more about the experiences of families in which a parent with a disability is raising a teen. Parents with disabilities and teens are still needed to participate in their national survey. Teens get $5 to complete the survey! See the project Web page for additional ways to participate in this national research, which is funded by the National Institute on Disability Research and Rehabilitation (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education.

Motivational Appraisal for Personal Potential (MAPP) Student Assessment System - Free to K-12 Schools
http://student.assessment.com/
International Assessment Network in collaboration with business and education is providing its personalized career exploration and learning styles program online for free to all K-12 schools. MAPP helps to meet high standards while allowing students to identify their strengths and motivations toward work, as well as matching their personal results to over 900?? Net job descriptions as defined by the Department of Labor. To enroll your school visit their Web site.

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