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Google Apps for Education: Deployment Guide

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Steps to transition your medium-sized business, educational institution, or government agency to Google Apps. Includes topics such as email configuration, account provisioning, data migration, mobile device management, and more.

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College Goal Washington 2015 Financial Aid Events for Seniors

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Seattle Public Schools would like to invite all seniors to attend one of the many College Goal Washington Financial Aid Nights happening in January.

Financial aid experts and trained volunteers will be on hand at each event to walk students through the FAFSA process. The FAFSA is the first step in accessing college financial aid. It is required for most scholarships, grants and loans. College Bound Scholarship seniors must complete their FAFSA by February 1st in order to meet the priority funding date.

College Goal Washington Event dates and locations are:

Thursday, January 8th (6:00-8:30pm) @ Roosevelt HS
Monday, January 12th (5-7:30pm) at Franklin HS
Tuesday, January 13th (2:30-6:30pm) @ Cleveland HS
Thursday, January 15th (6:30-8:30pm) @ Chief Sealth HS
Thursday, January 15th (6-8pm) @ Nathan Hale HS
Tuesday, January 20th (6:30-8:30pm) @ West Seattle HS
Wednesday, January 21st (6-8pm) @ Garfield HS
Thursday, January 22nd (3-7pm) @ Rainier Beach HS

These events are open to all seniors in the district.

For additional details and a list of what to bring, visit http://www.roadmaptocollege.org
Dec. 5, 2014 | Career and College Readiness | Phone: (206) 252-007

South L.A. student finds a different world at Cal

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Kashawn Campbell overcame many obstacles to become a straight-A student. But his freshman year at UC Berkeley shook him to the core.

School had always been his safe harbor.

Growing up in one of South Los Angeles’ bleakest, most violent neighborhoods, he learned about the world by watching “Jeopardy” and willed himself to become a straight-A student.

His teachers and his classmates at Jefferson High all rooted for the slight and hopeful African American teenager. He was named the prom king, the most likely to succeed, the senior class salutatorian. He was accepted to UC Berkeley, one of the nation’s most renowned public universities.

A semester later, Kashawn Campbell sat inside a cramped room on a dorm floor that Cal reserves for black students. It was early January, and he stared nervously at his first college transcript.

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Powerful Schools Presents Powerful People: Jennifer Selby

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Reprinted from the Rainier Valley Post
AUGUST 11, 2012
Powerful Schools Presents Powerful People: Jennifer Selby

in EDUCATION,PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
By Powerful Schools (RVP sponsor)

RAINIER VALLEY – Jennifer Selby (right) – a Powerful Schools’ Reading Tutor at Hawthorne Elementary – is also a Stanford Graduate School of Business alumna and mother of two.

She became passionate about tutoring young children after she taught her own sons, Justin, 8, and Cameron, 6, how to read.

“It was the most exciting thing I’ve ever done!” she exclaimed.

After volunteering in their classrooms for a couple years, Jennifer wanted to find more opportunities to help local children. She did a lot of research before she happened upon Powerful Schools through Social Venture Partners.

“Being a Powerful Schools’ tutor was a dream volunteer assignment,” said Jennifer. “The program is so well organized and in two and a half hours I can really make a difference and see the progress in the young students I tutor.”

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2014 Summits on Educational Excellence for African Americans

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Students at any age, birth through adulthood, deserve opportunities—opportunities afforded by a high-quality school experience that prepares them for careers with family sustaining wages and opportunities for advancement in the global 21st century workforce. The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and Ebony Magazine are proud to present, “The 2014 Summits on Educational Excellence for African Americans.”

GOALS FOR THE SUMMIT SERIES INCLUDE:

Raising awareness about the importance of investing in African American educational excellence to ensure African American students, schools, and communities are supported in learning and development opportunities beginning at birth;
Highlighting individuals and organizations who are successfully supporting African American educational excellence;
Supporting community engagement by creating opportunities for parents, grandparents, guardians and caring adults to increase the number of African American’s who graduate from high school prepared for future success.

SUMMIT DATES AND LOCATIONS:

March 28-29, 2014 (Agenda)
Morehouse College, Ray Charles Performing Arts Center
830 Westview Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
With the Morehouse Research Institute on the African American Male

April 25-26, 2014 (Onsite registration is available) (Agenda)
Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
With the Coalition of School Educating Boys of Color

June 13-14, 2014 (Agenda)
Laney College, Oakland, CA
With Frontline Solutions 3rd Annual Gathering of Leaders

October 18, 2014 (Register here)
University of Pennsylvania, School of Law (Golkin Hall)
3501 Saxon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
With the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education
[If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, i.e. sign-language interpreter, captioning services, Braille, large print or CD Rom, please contact AfAmEducation@ed.gov no later than October 10, 2014.]

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Samantha Garvey, Once-Homeless Teen Nominated For Science Award, Moves Into New Home

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(1/25/2012) On New Year’s Day, teenage prodigy Samantha Garvey and her family moved into a homeless shelter on Long Island, wondering what the future might hold after being evicted from their home.

Less than a month later, Garvey had a roof over her head — in the House of Representatives chamber. The 18-year-old high school senior joined a gallery of political luminaries Tuesday night to attend President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Source: http://today.msnbc.msn.com

U.S.News 2012 Top Gold Medal Schools Ranking –

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National Rankings Best High Schools

U.S.News evaluated nearly 22,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college, and other factors. Read the full methodology


Number One National Best Gold Medal High School:
School for the Talented and Gifted
1201 EAST EIGHTH ST
DALLAS, TX 75203
Phone: (972) 925-59

The School for the Talented and Gifted follows the state’s Distinguished Achievement Program, and places an emphasis on Advanced Placement curriculum—a minimum of 11 AP courses are required for graduation. Students at the School for the Talented and Gifted may conduct field research via partnerships with local universities, take electives such as Web mastery, and enroll in mini-courses like ballroom dancing or glass blowing during interim terms.

Source: http://www.usnews.com

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