Improving Literacy Through School Libraries 84.364 4. A school library media center will provide expanded may be used for acquiring mediaresources and Improvement and Demonstration Programs 400 maryland, Ave. http://web99.ed.gov/GTEP/Program2.nsf/02cbabc638062ed2852563b6006ffeae/1e9e5dc4c
Extractions: Contact: CDC, Division of Media Relations CDC awards funds to universities for research on how to prevent disease and injuries As part of its new strategy to strengthen and expand the nation's public health research programs at universities, CDC announced today grants of $12.5 million to fund 50 research projects at academic health centers, research centers and university-affiliated programs across the country. The funding is part of CDC's Prevention Research Initiative, an effort to link the talents and skills of university-based scientists with the resources of health departments, community-based programs, and national organizations. "The awards ensure that public health research activities address problems affecting the nation's communities," says Dr. Jeffrey P. Koplan, director of the CDC. "The grants will help CDC and its partners conduct research that can directly improve community health and reduce the need for medical care." The grants cover a range of subjects, including prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, asthma, genetics and home, workplace and recreational injuries. (See complete list attached.) Activities include centers of excellence in prevention research, research projects to inform public policy, and research investigator training and development. The average grant is approximately $250,000. Most projects are funded for three years.
Extractions: Gets Families Active on the Way to School Many U.S. children are overweight, partly because physical activity is not part of their daily lives. The first International Walk Our Children to School Day on October 4 seeks to help reverse this trend, and will highlight the benefits of childrens walking and bicycling to school as a way to promote health and the benefits of making communities more pedestrian-friendly. David Satcher, Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary for Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, will help kick-off this years event as he joins a group of children on October 4 th walking to the East Silver Spring Elementary, Silver Spring Maryland. Walking groups will assemble at the Montgomery County Police Station at 801 Sligo Avenue at 8:30 a.m. and proceed to the school located at 630 Silver Spring Avenue. Dr. Satcher will make brief remarks at the school and will be available for interviews.
Extractions: Illustrations by David Bamundo For states that did not respond, data are from Public School Student, Staff, and Graduate Counts by State, School Year 1995-96 , U.S. Dept. of Education (NCES 97-541). States not responding were: Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, and W. Virginia. To create this national report on school library staffing, SLJ asked me to survey school library media officials in state libraries or education departments in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. All but 15 responded.
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Extractions: Who may apply U.S. public and public-charter elementary and secondary schools in which 50 percent or more of the students qualify for the subsidized lunch program or can otherwise be documented as low-income, or in which the most-recent test scores indicate that students are struggling to meet achievement standards. Also eligible are U.S. organizations that have 501(c)(3) status, serve low-income youths who lack access to technology, and provide educational services, and international elementary and secondary schools and nongovernmental organizations that serve low-income youths who lack access to technology. Additional information is available at the foundation's Web site,
Extractions: Originally Released: September, 1999 The shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado earlier this year is one of the worst examples of school violence in U.S. history. Yet, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) estimates that nearly three million incidents of crime occur on or near school grounds each year. In an effort to address issues of school violence and the emotional health of students, more than 500 educators, school health professionals, and mental health experts from around the world will meet in Denver, Colorado, on September 16-18, for the Fourth Annual Conference on Advancing School-Based Mental Health. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center. The event is sponsored by the Center for School Mental Health Assistance (CSMHA) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. CSMHA is a national resource and information center, providing consultation and technical assistance to school-based mental health programs and professionals throughout the country, including school-based mental health programs in 21 Baltimore public schools.
Extractions: The School Library Media Program (SLMP) is a specialization housed within the overall M.L.S.degree program offered by the College of Information Studies of the University of Maryland. Students in the specialization (1) earn the M.L.S. degree and (2) receive the educational preparation necessary for certification as a School Library Media Specialist by the State of Maryland. This arrangement ensures that graduates have the widest possible employability because they have both an ALA-accredited M.L.S., which qualifies them for positions in all kinds of libraries, and eligibility for State certification, which attests that they have the specialized knowledge and skills required to work within the public education system. The CLIS program is accredited or approved by all appropriate national and state agencies-including the American Library Association (ALA), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Maryland State Department of Education. While there is no direct reciprocity for library media certification in individual states throughout the country, the CLIS program generally meets or exceeds the certification requirements for library media personnel in many other states. Graduates of the SLMP work in all levels of education in Maryland and the surrounding region and in localities across the United States.
Extractions: by Kathy Branaugh Mission Statement The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. The mission is accomplished by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats; providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing and using information and ideas; and working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students. (Information Power, p. 1) This is the mission statement that I gave my administration when asked what is the purpose of the library. I needed this statement to show my administrators why the library is such an important part of the school. We as library media specialists are not people who just sit and check out books. Though we may not deal with students seven or eight periods a day, we do have many "chores" to do. When school started last year, I went in to visit my new principal. She told me that I was the third administrator of the school. I finally found someone who realized the work it takes to run a library media center. The administrative functions of the school library are often done behind-the-scenes but are essential to the operation of the library. The library must serve teachers and students to its fullest and it is your responsibility to make that happen. There are communities where the school library is the only library in town. Are you prepared to serve the community as well as the school?
TCR Educational Craft Centers: Mid-Atlantic maryland. Elkins Park, PA 19027 Ph (215) 7822828 (general number) The Tyler Schoolof Art Crafts Department emphasises the following media Ceramics/Glass http://www.craftsreport.com/resources/educational/midatlantic.html
Extractions: The Craft School/Gallery is a nonprofit activity established to promote the skill and techniques of craft. It will create an environment suited to training, support, encouragement and display of craftsmen, for the professional, hobbyist and enthusiast. The facility will make craft available to the public through exhibit and sale. The school and gallery will endeavor to broaden the understanding and appreciation of craft. Also offers programs in visual/fine arts, performing arts and culinary arts. NEW JERSEY American Woodcarving School
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Extractions: Optional message: Eric A. Widra, MD, FACOG: Dr. Widra received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed a two year fellowship training at The George Washington University in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility. Dr. Widra is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology. Dr. Widra is both an associate of Shady Grove Fertility Centers and the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University. Dr. Widra also serves COMD as a Medical Advisor. Stephen J. Greenhouse, MD: Dr. Greenhouse received his degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a two year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility at the George Washington University. Dr. Greenhouse is both an associate of the Shady Grove Fertility Centers and a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Georgetown University. Paulette Browne, MD:
Office Of Library Media Services: Useful Web Sites school Improvement in maryland This web site is designed to help school improvementteams Arundel County Public schools/Library media Services, Annapolis http://www.aacps.org/aacps/boe/INSTR/CURR/LMS/trusefulwebsites.htm
Extractions: Anne Arundel County Public School - County Curriculum Anne Arundel County Public Library - Includes access to Electronic Databases Ask Eric! - ERIC ( Educational Resources Information Center ) is a federally-funded national information system that provides a variety of services and products on a broad range of education-related issues. Busy Teachers' WebSite K-12 - Lists useful websites by subject areas. CNN Newsroom - Daily online classroom guide. Today's news, daily features and worldview. C-Span in the Classroom -C-Span in the Classroom offers a variety of disciplines, history, economics, foreign relations, etc. Education World - This site provides a database of some 50,000 sites that can be searched by grade level - plus education news, lesson plans, and professional development resources. Electric Library - Website of teacher resources and information High School Hub - Excellent online academic resources.
SCHOOL OF NURSING In addition to the school of Nursing, the University of maryland, Baltimore campus fornetwork and computer support services, the media center, the http://nursing.umaryland.edu/prof_opps/assoc_dean_ilt.htm
Extractions: ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR INFORMATION AND LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES The University of Maryland School of Nursing is seeking an Associate Dean of Information and Learning Technologies to provide leadership and direction in strategic planning for the integration of information and learning technology systems into the educational programs of the School. Consistently ranked among the top ten schools in the nation by , the University of Maryland School of Nursing enrolls approximately 1,500 students in its baccalaureate, masters, doctoral and continuing education programs and emphasizes the integration of research, teaching and clinical practice. The School of Nursing has been a leader in incorporating the most advanced instructional technology and clinical simulation into its educational programs, initiated the first MS program in Informatics and has the only doctoral program in Informatics in the country. The School has 24 pre-clinical simulation laboratories, a standardized patient teaching area, as well as technology rich classrooms, computer laboratories and a media center to support faculty and students. The School of Nursing uses a variety of distance learning technologies to deliver courses and programs to students who are not able to travel to the main campus in Baltimore to pursue nursing education, including teleconferencing and web based courses.
Extractions: Press Release Baltimore, MD THE MARYLAND SPINE CENTER NOW AT MERCY UNDER DIRECTION OF RENOWNED ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON DR. CHARLES EDWARDS Charles Edwards, M.D., Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Maryland, has joined the medical staff at Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Edwards is Director of The Maryland Spine Center in Baltimore County and has relocated the Center to 323 North Calvert Street on the Mercy campus in downtown Baltimore. Nationally recognized for his work in spinal surgery, Dr. Edwards' medical career spans more than 30 years. Most recently, Dr. Edwards has served as head of the Section of Spinal Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical School and Hospital, a post he has held since 1990. He is certified (Diplomat) by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. "I am proud to join the staff at Mercy which has earned national acclaim for its Center for Women's Health and Medicine and its Centers of Excellence in vascular surgery, colon-rectal cancer, diabetes, urology, and neurosurgery. I look forward to contributing to and growing Mercy's respected reputation in orthopedic surgery and research," Dr. Edwards said.
Extractions: Students and parents filled Centennial High School's media center in Ellicot City, Md., on a recent Thursday for the forum "Teenage Dating and Sexuality." Sponsored by HC DrugFree a coalition of parents, schools and county agencies the discussion delivered a warning: Howard County kids are having unprotected sex and are getting pregnant and many are contracting STDs, said Kathy Siltanen, charge nurse at the Howard County Health Department's Teen Clinics. Siltanen told attendees that a cross-section of Howard County kids from every high school and socioeconomic group are seen at her clinic. "Everybody has this attitude of 'not my kid, not my county,'" said Laura Smit, coordinator for HC DrugFree and the Coalition for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. "I think that kids also feel powerless going against the mainstream media, which is sexualizing everything. And that's where the silence of the parents [comes in] if you don't say anything, then you're letting the media teach your kids," said Smit. Parents seeking advice on what they should say to their children were told to be clear about values, talk early and often with children, and be an active presence in their lives. Do not be afraid to say what you feel, said Anne Anderson Sawyer, instructor in Human Sexuality and Women's Health at Howard Community College and a CAPP volunteer. Scariest to some parents was the idea that some kids divorce the act of sex from love and relationship. "Oral sex is so big [now]. They don't consider it sex, they really don't," Smit said.
Think Tanks: Kennedy School Of Government Library and programs, click on the JFK school link in for Philosophy and Public Policy (Universityof maryland); Institute for a New Commonwealth; media Studies Center; http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/library/orgs_tanks.htm
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