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      >Educational Opportunities (02.25.02-02.28.03)
      >1. Reznetnews.org
      >2. Native Village, Youth and Education News
      >3. American Economic Association Summer Minority Program in
      >4. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Program, Summer Internships
      >5. Policy Intern Position, The American College of Nurse-
      >2003 AND SPRING, 2004
      >7. BELL GLOBEMEDIA INC CTV News Cultural & Community
      >Initiatives Scholarship
      >8. Call for Submissions: Aboriginal Community Based Research
      >9. 15th Annual IHS National Research Conference
      >10. Regarding the 2004 National Indian Education Association
      >11. Summer Film Festival Press Release
      >12. College Horizons Announcement
      >13. Summer Employment Announcement, Johns Hopkins University -
      >Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
      >14. Student Position Announcement- Counselors Needed For 6th
      >Annual National Native American Youth Initiative
      >15. Scholarships for Minority Law School Students
      >16. Summer Scholarship Research Opportunity, Nonprofit Sector
      >Research Fund
      >17. FEEA Scholarship Applications Now Available
      >18. NASA's Educator Astronaut Program: From the Classroom to
      >the Cosmos
      >20. NSF-IGERT interdisciplinary science program at Penn State.
      >21. College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences,
      >University of Georgia, Athens, MS and PhD assistantships in The
      >Science Behind Our Food Program
      >22. Faculty Enhancement Program - Supporting Undergraduate
      >Faculty at Minority Serving Institutions to Attend Education
      >23. Biomedical research summer internship, Graduate School of
      >the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
      >24. Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program
      >25. Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) at UC Berkeley
      >26. Summer 2003 Undergraduate Student Internship Awards , Center
      >for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) at UCLA
      >27. 21st Annual Johnson O'Malley/Title VII Indian Education
      >28. Minnesota Indian Education Association Conference Information
      >29. University of Minnesota ­ Duluth College of Education and
      >Human Service Professions, Master of Education Degree, TRIBAL COHORT
      >30. Cohort of MSW Distant Education, University of Minnesota ­
      >~Caputre the Sprirt: Learn, Grow, Succeed.
      >32. The Freie Universitaet Berlin, Scholarships
      >34. Education of American Indian Students, Symposium Flagstaff,
      >Arizona, April 2, 2003
      >35. Management Fellowship, The Southern Poverty Law Center
      >36. Management Fellowship - (Broadcast)
      >37. Awards for Reporting on the Environment
      >38. 26th Annual California Conference on American Indian
      >39. The Washington Center internships and academic seminars
      >40. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Congress in the Classroom 2003
      >1. Reznetnews.org
      >Check out this website! Native youth reporting…
      >2. Native Village, Youth and Education News
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      >3. American Economic Association Summer Minority Program in
      >At The University of Colorado at Denver
      >In affiliation with
      >North Carolina A&T State University
      >The Economics Department at the University of Colorado at Denver is
      >the proud host of the 30th annual American Economic Association
      >Summer Minority Program. This nine-week program takes place June 2,
      >2003 ­ August 2, 2003 at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Denver,
      >The Summer Minority Program is a nationally recognized effort to
      >increase the numbers and to promote the success of talented minority
      >students in economics and other quantitative social science fields.
      >This is a highly demanding program that seeks to prepare
      >participants for successful completion of doctoral programs. Some of
      >last year's participants are now in doctoral programs at Rice,
      >Syracuse, Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin.
      >Having a Ph.D. in Economics equips you to address major social
      >to educate, to conduct research that can affect the economy, and to
      >the foundations for new economic study. An economics doctorate
      >provides the tools to become a leader in academia or society.
      >The AEA Summer Minority Program provides the best way to effectively
      >prepare for graduate study. It offers both a rigorous academic
      >program as well as an introduction to a graduate school environment.
      >The American Economic Association's Summer Program is full of
      >exceptional, motivated students from across the nation. About half
      >of the Program's students come from historically black and other
      >minority colleges and universities. It is an elite program that
      >prepares cohorts of future intellectual leaders.
      >This program is designed to offer both foundations and advanced
      >of economic theory, mathematics, statistics and econometrics.
      >Students may attend the program for one or two summers. For more
      >information about the academic requirements and prerequisites,
      >please refer to our website,
      >Why Study Economics?
      >Each person who studies economics does it for reasons uniquely their
      >own. It may be that you like to ask questions and are interested in
      >understanding people, their behaviors and motivations. Economists
      >enjoy setting their own research agenda and studying what is of
      >interest to them. Some economists study crime prevention, pollution,
      >teen pregnancy, income equity, economic development or social policy
      >issues. Economists are employed in both the private and public
      >sectors providing leadership for corporations, businesses and all
      >levels of government.
      >Who should you apply to this Program?
      >American Indian, African American, and Hispanic students interested
      >pursuing advanced degrees in economics or other quantitative social
      >sciences who would like some insight into a graduate school
      >Seminar Series:
      >Each summer we invite a series of nationally prominent economists to
      >conduct research seminars intended to acquaint students with areas
      >of current economic research and methods of analysis. All students
      >are given the opportunity to meet and talk with these economists.
      >Pipeline Project Conference:
      >The Annual American Economic Association Pipeline Project
      >Conference, hosted at the Summer Program site, offers students an
      >opportunity to meet prominent scholars and senior minority graduate
      >students from around the country. The conference includes both
      >informal and formal mentoring, with sessions such as "Surviving
      >Graduate School," and the opportunity to observe advanced graduate
      >students making their first professional presentations.
      >The American Economic Association offers scholarships for minority
      >students who wish to participate in the Summer Minority Program. The
      >intention of the scholarship is to increase the number of American
      >Indian, African American, and Hispanic students with doctorates in
      >economics. We therefore seek scholarship applications from minority
      >undergraduates with the potential and the interest to pursue a Ph.D.
      >in Economics. Applicants must have completed at least one year of
      >college-level courses in economics and calculus and one course in
      >statistics or econometrics. Qualified juniors and sophomores are the
      >primary target group for the program, but we also encourage seniors
      >and recent graduates preparing for graduate study to apply.
      >Application Procedure:
      >All application materials and instructions for this program can be
      >found on our website. Applications must be submitted electronically
      >from the website. Primary consideration for acceptance into this
      >program will be given to juniors, seniors, and recent graduates who
      >are planning to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics. All applications must
      >be received by April 2, 2003. Late applications will not be accepted
      >or reviewed.
      >Interested parties may submit applications at any time prior to
      >Early applications will be held on file for the review committee. It
      >is the
      >student's responsibility to ensure that letters of recommendation
      >all transcripts are submitted in a timely fashion. Accepted
      >applicants will
      >be notified by April 14, 2003.
      >For Further Information Please Contact:
      >Lee Barratt
      >Program Administrator
      >AEA Summer Minority Program
      >Department of Economics
      >The University of Colorado at Denver
      >Campus Box 181
      >PO Box 173364
      >Denver, CO 80217-3364
      >Phone: (303) 556-6872
      >Fax (303) 352-3644
      >E-mail: Lee.Barratt@...
      >Julius Snell
      >SMPE Scholar
      >AEA Summer Minority Program
      >Department of Economics
      >The University of colorado at Denver
      >Campus Box 181
      >PO Box 173364
      >Denver, CO 80217-3364
      >Phone: (303) 556-6872
      >Fax: (303) 352-3644
      >E-mail: jjsnell@...
      >4. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Program, Summer Internships
      >The U.S. Department of Education is again conducting its Martin
      >King Jr. Scholars Program and offering as many as 10 summer
      >internships for undergraduate or graduate students with an interest
      >in education policy or public policy and administration.
      >Internships will be with the Education Department's headquarters in
      >Washington. For Details go
      >5. Policy Intern Position, The American College of Nurse-
      >The American College of Nurse-Midwives, the oldest women's
      >health organization in the nation, based in downtown
      >Washington, D.C., is seeking one unpaid intern to assist with
      >our legislative and regulatory initiatives related to
      >midwifery and maternal child health issues.
      >Because of the nature of the work involved, successful
      >candidates must be able to work at least three days per week.
      >* Conduct research on policy issues affecting ACNM members
      >and their clients.
      >* Track federal and state legislative and regulatory efforts.
      >* Draft resource materials and other documents.
      >* Develop and implement special projects as appropriate to
      >academic needs.
      >* Attend ACNM, coalition, policymaker, and policy briefing
      >* Assist in updating legislative and regulatory publications.
      >* Assist in preparing for site visits and grass root initiatives.
      >* Provide administrative support.
      >Skills desired or required:
      >* Ability to interact and communicate with ACNM members,
      >staff, consumers, policymakers, and coalition leaders
      >professionally and effectively.
      >* Strong writing and computer skills with a working
      >knowledge of basic office software.
      >* An interest in midwifery and/or maternal child health
      >policy issues.
      >* At least three years of undergraduate work in one of the
      >following: political science, public health, nursing,
      >midwifery, public policy, pre-law, women's studies. Graduate
      >Students are preferred.
      >Applicants are considered on a competitive basis. Please
      >submit a cover letter indicating the semester of
      >availability, resume, and a writing sample to Jennifer Moore,
      >RN, MS, Senior Policy Analyst via email at jmoore@... or
      >at the below address. No phone calls please. 818 Connecticut
      >Ave., NW, Suite #900,Washington, D.C. 20006
      >2003 AND SPRING, 2004
      >The Philanthropy and Human Rights Fellowship offers paid fellowships
      >To graduate students studying in Minnesota, North Dakota and
      >northwestern Wisconsin. Graduate fellows will have the unique
      >opportunity to work part-time with the Otto Bremer Foundation for
      >the duration of a semester and will be paid a $6,000 through either
      >a stipend or scholarship. Six fellowships (three during the fall
      >semester, three during the spring semester) will be awarded for 2003-
      >2004. Applications are due March 31,
      >2003. For more information, check out the web site
      >The Philanthropy and Human Rights Fellowship seeks to advance human
      >Rights and social change in the non-profit sector. The grants will
      >Students with professional skills through significant and meaningful
      >work at the Otto Bremer Foundation. Students will bring their
      >perspectives and expertise in their various fields of study to bear
      >on projects that will inform and impact the Foundation@s work.
      >Martha Malinski, Internship & Fellowship Coordinator, HECUA, 2233
      >University Ave. W., Suite 210, St. Paul, MN 55114-1698, Telephone:
      >651-287-3313, E-mail: mmalinski@...
      >7. BELL GLOBEMEDIA INC CTV News Cultural & Community
      >Initiatives Scholarship
      >One (1) Year Placement for Graduating Student(June 1 2003 June 1,
      >Job Type: Internship
      >Location: Toronto, ON
      >Job Category: Broadcasting
      >Industry: Media
      >Company URL: http://www.bellglobemedia.com
      >Number Of Positions: 1
      >Date Posted: Feb 26, 2003
      >CTV Television Inc. is a very exciting and diverse arena in which to
      >expand your career. Not only do we have a great benefits package
      >with a generous self-directed pension, but our salaries are
      >competitive. We are an equal opportunity employer.
      >Reference Number: F-001
      >Location: CTV Agincourt
      >Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
      >Hours of Work: Variable Shifts
      >Assist Diversity Desk Producer in generating and researching story
      >ideas and approaches
      >Assist in development of contacts in various communities across
      >Canada and the development of a contact database
      >Assist in lining up potential experts and guests for stories in
      >and national newsrooms
      >Setting up editorial boards with community leaders in Toronto and in
      >regions across the country
      >Other duties as assigned
      >Must be graduating student this year from a post secondary
      >General understanding of and interest in Canada's cultural
      >Ability to generate story ideas
      >Excellent organizational and communications skills
      >Ability to work well in a team
      >Working knowledge of languages in addition to English a definite
      >Application Details:
      >Interested candidates are encouraged to apply on-line or forward a
      >current resume, in confidence to:
      >Human Resources Please quote reference number
      >CTV Television Inc.
      >P.O. Box 9, Station "O"
      >Toronto ON M4A 2M9
      >Application Deadline: March 5, 2003
      >Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
      >Bell Globemedia is dedicated to equity in the workplace.
      >8. Call for Submissions: Aboriginal Community Based Research
      >The Institute of Aboriginal Peoples Health (IAPH) has announced the
      >2003 Funding Opportunities.
      >For the Aboriginal Community Based Research, the deadline for
      >LOI, (Letters of Intent) is May 1, 2003, with the full proposal due
      >June 1, 2003.
      >For the Opportunity for New Researchers in Aboriginal Health, the
      >deadline for LOI (Letters of Intent) is May 1, 2003, with the full
      >proposal due June 1, 2003.
      >Further information is avaiable on the Canadian Institutes of Health
      >Research's web site at
      >click on the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples Health,
      >click on Top Story,
      >CIHR Institutes and their partners are pleased to Announce February
      >2003 Strategic Funding Opportunities.—
      >9. 15th Annual IHS National Research Conference
      >Scottsdale, Arizona
      >Indian Health Service
      >Office of Public Health/Office of Program Support
      >The Indian Health Service is hosting the 15th Annual IHS National
      >Research Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. The conference will focus on
      >Health Disparities and American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) with
      >emphasis on the impact of research on health disparities and health
      >status of AI/AN.
      >Conference Theme: AResearch: The First Step to Wellness@
      >Dates: May 13-15, 2003
      >Location: DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort
      >5401 N. Scottsdale Road
      >Scottsdale, AZ 85250
      >Phone: (480) 947-5400 and Fax: (480) 946-1524
      >Sponsors: Indian Health Service
      >IHS Clinical Support Center (the accredited sponsor)
      >Registration Contact: Orie Platero
      >Conference Coordinator
      >801 Thompson Avenue, TMP Suite 45
      >Rockville, MD 20852
      >Phone: (301) 443-1492 Fax: (301) 443-0114
      >E-mail: oplatero@...
      >Workshop Description: This three-day research conference will focus
      >on the following overall objectives:
      >To provide a forum for learning about American Indian/Alaska Native
      >research activities.
      >To discuss research methods and research findings to improve the
      >health of the people involved.
      >To involve American Indian/Alaska Native people in the research
      >To allow for dialogue between American Indian/Alaska Native
      >participants of the research activity.
      >To promote caring and sincere concern for human safety throughout
      >the research process.
      >To highlight the impact of health disparities on the health status
      >of AI/AN.
      >Who Should Attend: The conference will bring together many
      >stakeholders in American Indian/Alaska Native research activities
      >including consumers, researchers, clinicians, health administrators,
      >educators, and community and tribal government leaders across the
      >Registration form and complete information available at:
      >10. Regarding the 2004 National Indian Education Association
      >This is to announce the appointment of Chris Sharp by the Executive
      >Director of ITCA to staff the planning efforts for the 2004 National
      >Indian Education Association Convention to be held in Phoenix,
      >Arizona. Chris will be working closely with the NIEA Local Planning
      >Committee (LPC) chair Cal Seciwa, the LPC subcommittee chairs as
      >well as the ITCA executive director, assistant director and myself
      >to coordinate the details of the convention.
      >Chris Sharp hails from the Colorado River Indian Tribes and holds a
      >degree from Arizona State University. Please contact Chris at
      >602.307.1557 or by email at chris.sharp@... for more
      >information and upcoming planning meetings.
      >11. Summer Film Festival Press Release
      >February 18, 2003
      >The 2nd Annual Na al kid (Moving Pictures) Summer Film Festival in
      >Farmington is seeking Native American film, video and documentary
      >entries for June 27-29, 2003. Artist's submissions for film festival
      >poster are now being accepted. Deadline for film entries is May 23.
      >Volunteers are needed. For more information call: (505) 325-2936 or
      >email: naalkidfilmfest@...
      >12. College Horizons Announcement
      >College Horizons (Whitman College and Washington University) June 14-
      >18 and June 28-July 2
      >College Horizons is a five-day "crash course" in preparing for
      >college that serves 110 Native American high school students.
      >Expert college counselors, teamed with admission offices from 26 of
      >the nation's best colleges. Work one-on-one with participants.
      >Students will develop a list of colleges suitable for them and will
      >learn how to apply, how to get admitted, and how to receive
      >financial aid and scholarships. Participating colleges include
      >Barnard College, Brown University, California Institute of
      >Technology, Carleton College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College,
      >Grinnell College, Guilford College, Harvard University, Johns
      >Hopkins University, Macalester College, Oberlin College, Occidental
      >College, Princeton University, Rice University, St. John's
      >College/Santa Fe, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College, Smith
      >College, Stanford University, Union College, University of Denver,
      >Washington University, Westmont College, Whitman College, and Yale
      >Criteria: Application (and $10 fee); transcript; personal essay;
      >teacher report; recommendation letters; test scores; GPA (B
      >average); Native American student.
      >Grade: 10-11
      >For more information, contact: Jan Randall, Co-Director College
      >Horizons 686 Black Hawk Dr. NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87122
      >(505) 856-7576
      >E mail: jan@... mailto:jan@...
      >Web site: http://www.whitneylaughlin.com
      >13. Summer Employment Announcement, Johns Hopkins University -
      >Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
      >Summer 2003 -
      >Who: Johns Hopkins University - Center for Talented Youth (CTY)
      >We are seeking enthusiastic graduates and undergraduates to work in
      >our summer programs. CTY offers intense, 3-week academic programs
      >for highly talented students ages 8-16 from across the country and
      >around the world. The positions available include instructors
      >(courses range from humanities to science to writing), teaching
      >assistants, resident assistants, resident program assistants, etc.
      >Where: 21 different site locations around the country: California,
      >Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, Arizona, New York,
      >Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.
      >When: Session 1: June 26 - July 19
      >Session 2: July 19 - August 9
      >Salary: Salaries range from $800-$2700 per 3-week session
      >Room and board is provided at our residential sites.
      >How: CTY encourages students with all majors and a GPA of 3.2 to
      >apply for various positions
      >Why: CTY staff work with exceptional students, make contacts and
      >friendships with dynamic colleagues, and gain valuable experience in
      >a rigorous setting. www.cty.jhu.edu/summer/employment
      >14. Student Position Announcement- Counselors Needed For 6th
      >Annual National Native American Youth Initiative
      >Counselors needed for 6th Annual National Native American Youth
      >June 21 - 29, 2003
      >Washington, DC
      >The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is seeking
      >Native American medical and health professional students to serve as
      >counselors for a Health, Biomedical Research, and Policy Development
      >program for Native American high school students in Washington, DC.
      >The goals of AAIP's National Native American Youth Initiative are to
      >motivate Native American high school students to remain in the
      >academic pipeline and to pursue a career in the health professions
      >and/or biomedical research.
      >Twelve Native American medical and health professional students will
      >be chosen to serve as counselors for this intensive summer program
      >for high school students. Counselors will serve as role models and
      >guides throughout the entire week. Room, travel, and board will be
      >paid, as well as a stipend upon completion of the program.
      >Applications are being accepted now for these positions. An AAIP
      >Primary Data Sheet, CDIB, letter of reference, photo, and a one page
      >personal statement of why you are qualified/eager to work with the
      >NNAYI students is required.
      >Application deadline is April 25, 2003. If you have any questions
      >please contact Carla Guy at (405) 946-7072 or via e-mail at
      >The National Native American Youth Initiative (NNAYI) program is an
      >intense academic enrichment and reinforcement program consisting of
      >mini-block courses teaching leadership, communication, study and
      >testing skills plus assertiveness, networking and professional
      >behavior, interactive learning and time management. Courses are
      >designed to increase the student's background and skills so he/she
      >is better prepared to remain in the academic pipeline and pursue a
      >career in the health professions and/or biomedical research. It is
      >the goal of AAIP to prepare these students for admission to college
      >and professional school, and empower them to utilize these skills.
      >Topics will be presented in a series of lectures, field trips, and
      >tutorials. The summer program will inform students of the variety of
      >health careers available to Native American youth. AAIP members,
      >health professionals, and traditional healers will provide special
      >lectures regarding personal experiences toward a health career and
      >the collaboration between western and traditional medicine.
      >Native American high school students planning to enter the health
      >professions between the ages of 16 through 18 years old are eligible
      >to apply. Students must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA (A = 4.0).
      >___One Page Essay expressing plans to enter the health professions
      >(double spaced)
      >___Current Academic Transcript
      >___Letter of Recommendation from school counselor/teacher
      >___Primary Data Sheet
      >Copy of Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) or other form
      >of tribal membership
      >Selected scholars will receive all expenses paid. Each participant
      >will be provided with room, board and travel during the weeklong
      >program. It will be necessary for individuals to bring extra monies
      >for items (i.e. Souvenirs) they may wish to purchase during their
      >Applications are also available for download on the AAIP web site at
      >http://www.aaip.com/student/ nnayi
      >Only a limited number of students will be accepted, therefore early
      >application is encouraged. Deadline is May 14, 2003.
      >Association of American Indian Physicians
      >1225 Sovereign Row, Suite 103
      >Oklahoma City, OK 73108
      >TEL: (405) 946-7072
      >FAX: (405) 946-7651
      > **********************************************************
      >15. Scholarships for Minority Law School Students
      >American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund Offers
      >Scholarships for Minority Law School Students
      >Deadline: February 28, 2003
      >The American Bar Association (ABA) Legal Opportunity Scholarship
      >Fund works to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply
      >to law school and to provide financial assistance to ensure that
      >these students have the opportunity to attend law school for three
      >The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of
      >financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient
      >attending an ABA-accredited law school. An award made to an entering
      >first-year student may be renewable for two additional years,
      >resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her
      >time in law school.
      >Evaluation criteria include whether an applicant is a member of a
      >racial and/or ethnic minority that has been under represented in the
      >legal profession; financial need; personal, family, and educational
      >background; participation in community service activities; and the
      >applicant's personal statement.
      >To be eligible, an applicant must meet all of the following
      >requirements: be an entering, first-year law student in the 2003
      >academic year; have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point
      >average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) at his or her undergraduate
      >institution; and be a citizen or permanent resident of the United
      >States of America.
      >For complete application information, see the ABA Website.
      >RFP Link: http://www.abanet.org/fje/losfpage.html
      >For additional RFPs in Education, visit:
      >16. Summer Scholarship Research Opportunity, Nonprofit Sector
      >Research Fund
      >PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund was
      >established in 1991 to expand understanding of nonprofit activities,
      >including philanthropy and its underlying values, by making grants
      >to support research undertaken by scholars and nonprofit
      >JOB TITLE: Summer Internship 2003
      >APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2003
      >JOB DESCRIPTION: The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, a grant making
      >program of The Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C., offers the
      >William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship in conjunction with a
      >summer internship program open to members of minority groups based
      >on need and academic excellence.
      >Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for the award.
      >Through this scholarship program, the Fund seeks to introduce a
      >diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy,
      >voluntarism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange
      >with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for
      >this experience.
      >ACTIVITIES: The student will learn about nonprofit organizations by
      >reading and analyzing background articles and assisting in
      >preparations for the Fund's annual conference. The annual conference
      >brings together nonprofit leaders, researchers and policy makers to
      >discuss issues of importance to the nonprofit sector. The student
      >will also undertake general research and program support for the
      >Fund's grant making and outreach efforts.
      >REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate for this scholarship is a highly
      >motivated graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented
      >community. She or he should have a good academic record, and also
      >have the
      >Research and analytical abilities; A background in the social
      >sciences or humanities; Excellent writing and communication skills;
      >Demonstrated financial need; The intern must be able to be at The
      >Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. for 10-12 weeks during the
      >PROJECT LENGTH: 10-12 weeks during the summer of 2003
      >COMPENSATION: A scholarship grant of between $2,800 and $4,200 will
      >be awarded, depending on the recipient's educational level,
      >financial need, and time commitment.
      >APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A letter of interest, resume, transcript, a
      >letter from the appropriate college or university financial aid
      >officer certifying demonstrated financial need, and two letters of
      >reference should be sent to Jill Blackford, Senior Administrative
      >Assistant, at the address below. Applications must be received by no
      >later than March 15, 2003.
      >SELECTION PROCESS: A committee of the Fund's governing Council will
      >select the recipient based on the requirements listed above. To
      >request additional information, please contact: Jill Blackford or
      >write: Nonprofit Sector Research Fund The Aspen Institute One Dupont
      >Circle, NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 736-5838;
      >fax (202) 293-0525. nsrf@aspeninstitute
      >Leon Lawrence
      >Director, Multicultural Affairs
      >College of Architecture, Art and Planning
      >B-1 West Sibley
      >Cornell University
      >Ithaca, NY 14853-6701
      >Tel: 607-255-6900
      >Fax: 607-254-2848
      >Email: LL236@...
      >Web: http://www.aap.cornell.edu
      >17. FEEA Scholarship Applications Now Available
      >DEADLINE 3/28/03
      >The Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund is pleased to
      >announce applications for its 2003-04 scholarship program are now
      >available. Eligible applicants are civilian federal and postal
      >employees with at least three years of service, and their
      >dependents. Dependent applicants must be full-time students in an
      >accredited degree program and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or
      >higher. Employee applicants must meet the same academic criteria but
      >may be part-time students. Additional qualifications and a
      >downloadable version of the 2003-04 application are posted on FEEA's
      >website, www.feea.org, in the "Educational Assistance" area.
      >To receive a printed application, send a self-addressed, stamped #10
      >envelope to: FEEA Scholarships; 8441 W. Bowles Ave., Suite 200;
      >Littleton, CO 80123-9501. Agencies requesting applications in bulk
      >should call FEEA at 1-800-323-4140, fax requests to 303-933-7587, or
      >e-mail FEEAHQ@.... Completed applications must be postmarked no
      >later than March 28, 2003.
      >FEEA is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency, primarily funded
      >through federal employee contributions to FEEA CFC Pledge #1234 and
      >donations to special relief funds. Since 1986, the FEEA Emergency
      >Assistance Program has provided over $2.7 million in financial
      >assistance to federal families experiencing natural disasters such
      >as floods, fires and hurricanes, and to those experiencing
      >unforeseen personal emergencies such as illness or death in the
      >FEEA has also provided more than $3.5 million in scholarships to
      >civilian federal employees and their dependents. For more
      >information about FEEA, visit www.feea.org or call 303-933-7580.
      >18. NASA's Educator Astronaut Program: From the Classroom to
      >the Cosmos
      >DEADLINE 4/30/03
      >On January 21, 2003, NASA announced the beginning of nationwide
      >efforts to recruit and select qualified K - 12 educators to join the
      >NASA Astronaut Corps, supporting the Agency mission, "... to inspire
      >the next generation of explorers ... as only NASA can."
      >For the first time, NASA is actively recruiting individuals with
      >current specific educational experience and expertise in K - 12
      >education. NASA is looking for the Educator Astronauts to help
      >lead, by example, mission participation and classroom applications,
      >the Agency in the development of new ways to connect space
      >exploration with the classroom, and to inspire the next generation
      >of explorers. The Educator Astronaut Program is an equal opportunity
      >program open to all qualified applicants.
      >An Educator Astronaut will be a fully qualified member of the NASA
      >Astronaut Corps who has an expertise and recent/ongoing occupation
      >in K - 12 education. Like all NASA astronauts, the Educator
      >Astronauts will have to qualify and pass the rigorous certifications
      >and tests required and will be trained to perform all of the
      >functions and responsibilities (space walks, International Space
      >Station deployment, experiment management, etc.) that the Agency's
      >Mission Specialist astronauts are qualified to perform.
      >All aspects of the standardized traditional requirements for
      >consideration in the NASA Astronaut Corps will continue: go to the
      >NASA Astronaut Program website for further detailed information. In
      >addition to personal and individual applications, potential
      >candidates names may be submitted by students, educational
      >colleagues and academic organizations and institutions.
      >Nominations and access to the Educator Astronaut Program are
      >available through the Internet, along with additional information
      >about NASA's education initiatives at: http://edspace.nasa.gov
      >http://education.nasa.gov/ http://spaceflight.nasa.gov
      >Administrator Sean O'Keefe outlined this unique NASA program
      >designed to show learning in a whole new light by giving students
      >and teachers across the country an unprecedented NASA mission
      >"We must excite school children into learning about science and
      >mathematics". "This program is wonderful because it will reveal the
      >endless possibilities of space exploration to a new generation, just
      >like many of the today's NASA scientists were inspired by a similar
      >calling in the 1960's".
      >The program's goals are to generate renewed interest in science and
      >mathematics and cultivate a new generation of scientists and
      >engineers by nominating and recruiting educators for NASA's
      >astronaut corps. "NASA leads the most ambitious exploration and
      >scientific research efforts in history," said Administrator
      >O'Keefe. "It's a legacy that is in jeopardy unless we find
      >innovative ways to get students and the entire education community
      >excited about mathematics and science. We believe the Educator
      >Astronaut Program will help us fulfill our mandate to inspire that
      >next generation of explorers".
      >Teachers who want the chance to join the Educator Astronaut Program
      >may apply using the Educator Astronaut website at:
      >http://edspace.nasa.gov The application deadline is April 30,
      >2003. Educators with questions about the program, or who do not
      >have access to the Internet, can call (877/332-7876) toll-free.
      >After April 30, 2003, NASA will review up to 600 applications and
      >select Educator Astronaut candidates to begin training at the
      >Johnson Space Center in Houston to join the astronaut corps. After
      >graduation, new Educator Astronauts will be eligible for a Space
      >Shuttle flight assignment as fully trained Mission Specialists.
      >"Educator Astronauts will be able to provide a direct connection
      >between America's teachers and students, and the various careers and
      >opportunities associated with space exploration through the Nation's
      >aerospace program," said Associate Administrator for Education Dr.
      >Adena Williams Loston, who will manage the program in
      >Washington. "Education has always been a part of NASA's mission, and
      >we have renewed our commitment to get students excited about
      >science, technology, engineering and mathematics again".
      >Teachers and representatives from approximately 15 national
      >education organizations and associations, including the Challenger
      >Center for Space Science Education and the National Science Teachers
      >Association are working with industry, and other federal, state and
      >local governments to engage educators, students and the public.
      >Please feel free to encourage participation and share the
      >information regarding this unique opportunity. Diverse and Minority
      >candidates are encouraged to apply for the NASA - EAP.
      >Opening Date: 2-10-03
      >Closing Date: 4-30-03
      >INDIAN PREFERENCE POLICY: The Indian Health Service (IHS) is
      >committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and
      >Alaska Native candidates who meet the Secretary of the Interior?s
      >definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in
      >accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian
      >Health Manual, Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is also committed to
      >achieving full and equal opportunity without discrimination because
      >of race, religion, color, gender, national origin, age, physical or
      >mental disability, and sexual orientation. The IHS has a zero
      >tolerance for sexual harassment or reprisal.
      >Multiple positions at the GS-9 Level in: Rotational Assignments per
      >Administrative Development Plan
      >Information Technology
      >Public Health
      >Social Sciences Base Salary: $35,519
      >Positions at the GS-9 level only
      >College Transcripts must be submitted with your application.
      >Position has known promotion potential to the GS-12 level.
      >If you are a dynamic, driven and achievement-oriented individual
      >with a Master?s Degree get ready for an opportunity of a lifetime!
      >Our Emerging Leaders Program is a fantastic opportunity if you are
      >interested in building a strong foundation of leadership, technical
      >and strategic skills. This challenging 24-month program provides
      >training in departmental core competencies, possible job rotations
      >to gain familiarity with people and programs across HHS, assignment
      >of mentors to provide career development advice and support, and
      >training in specific technical competencies based on your chosen
      >career path. There are four career paths from which to choose:
      >administrative, information technology, public health, and social
      >Participants enter the Emerging Leaders Program at the GS-9 Level.
      >After 1 year in the Emerging Leaders Program, participants are
      >considered for promotion to grade GS-11. At the end of the training
      >program when all assignments have been successfully completed,
      >graduates are advanced to grade GS-12. Promotional opportunities
      >depend on satisfactory performance in each assignment and all
      >training and development activities while participating in the
      >If you are a U.S. citizen, and
      >You have a Master's or higher level degree from an accredited
      >college or university, you qualify for a GS-9 position.
      >For additional information on qualification requirements:
      >Indian Health Service
      >Division of Human Resources
      >801 Thompson Ave., Suite 120
      >Rockville, Maryland 20852
      >If you wish to submit an application in person, please bring your
      >application to 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 230, Rockville,
      >Maryland 20852.
      >A copy of this announcement may be obtained by calling Silvester
      >Hustito at (301) 443-6520. Emerging Leaders Program Announcement may
      >be downloaded from the IHS Website, www.ihs.gov
      >For specific questions regarding the Emerging Leaders Program,
      >contact Toye Butler, Human Resources Specialist, at (301) 443-6520
      >or see the HHS website at www.hhs.gov/jobs/elp/about.html
      >The deadline for receipt of complete applications is close of
      >business of the closing date of this announcement.
      >Applications mailed using government postage and/or internal federal
      >government mail systems are in violation of agency and postal
      >regulations and will not be accepted.
      >Telefaxed copies of applications/resumes will not be accepted.
      >Emailed copies of applications will be accepted. If application is
      >emailed, please telefax a copy of your Verification of Indian
      >Preference for Employment, Bureau of Indian Affairs Form 4432 to
      >All applications are subject to retention. Requests for copies will
      >not be honored. Additional information will not be solicited by this
      >Verification of Indian Preference: Applicants who wish to receive
      >Indian Preference MUST submit the BIA Form 4432, Verification of
      >Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS Only. This certifies
      >the applicant an Indian as defined by the Indian Health Manual, Part
      >7, Chapter 3. Indian Preference will not be given unless BIA Form
      >4432 is attached to the application/resume.
      >Reasonable Accommodation for Disabled Applicants: This agency
      >provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.
      >If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
      >application and hiring process, please notify Toye Butler at (301)
      >443-6520. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be
      >on a case-by-case basis.
      >Before hiring, the IHS will ask you to complete a "Declaration of
      >Federal Employment" to determine your suitability for Federal
      >employment, to authorize a background investigation, and to certify
      >the accuracy of all the information in your application. If you make
      >a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be
      >hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be fined or
      >If you are a male over the age of 18, and born after December 31,
      >1959, you must have registered with the Selective Service System (or
      >have an exemption) to be eligible for a Federal job.
      >20. NSF-IGERT interdisciplinary science program at Penn State.
      >Opportunities for graduate students and post-docs; also paid
      >fellowships for undergraduates in the summer.
      > **********************************************************
      >21. College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences,
      >University of Georgia, Athens, MS and PhD assistantships in The
      >Science Behind Our Food Program
      >College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of
      >Georgia, Athens is accepting applications for MS and PhD
      >assistantships in The Science Behind Our Food Program. Graduate
      >teaching fellows (GTFs) will receive the NSF-designated stipend of
      >$21,500 per year, for a 3-year period.. GTFs will use creative
      >research leading to publication in their science discipline, and
      >education-related activities including resource development for
      >classroom use, training of teachers, and participation in classroom
      >instruction. For more information and application materials, contact
      >Dr David Knauft, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of
      >Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia,
      >Athens GA 30602-7502. Phone 706-542-1611, email
      >22. Faculty Enhancement Program - Supporting Undergraduate
      >Faculty at Minority Serving Institutions to Attend Education
      >Faculty who are not members of American Society for Microbiology
      >(ASM) and who teach at 2 or 4 year institutions with a large
      >percentage of minority students are eligible to apply for a travel
      >award to attend the ASM's Undergraduate Conference and a one-year
      >membership to the Society. Deadline for Applications: March 14,
      >2003. For more information, contact Carlos Pelham at
      >EducationResources@... or 202-942-9317.
      >Travel Awards for Graduate Students and Early Career Faculty
      >Graduate students and early career faculty are eligible to apply for
      >travel awards to attend American Society for Microbiology's
      >Education Conference for microbiology and biology educators.
      >Deadline for Applications: March 14, 2003 Contact Carlos Pelham at
      >EducationResources@... or 202-942-9317.
      >23. Biomedical research summer internship, Graduate School of
      >the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
      >The Graduate School of the University of Colorado Health Sciences
      >Center offers an exciting biomedical research summer internship
      >program for multicultural undergraduates. Students spend 9 weeks
      >doing intensive hands-on research and present their findings in
      >writing and orally. Travel expenses and a stipend of $3,400 are
      >provided. If you are a multicultural student interested in a
      >biomedical research career, please download the application at
      >http://www.uchsc.edu/gs/gs/Gems_Summer_Program.htm . Please contact
      >Dr. Sonia Flores at sonia.flores@... or Julie Westerdahl at
      >julie.westerdahl@... for additional information
      > ********************************************************
      >24. Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program
      >The Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-
      >PhD Program is sponsoring its highly acclaimed summer program,
      >Gateways to the Laboratory. The intensive ten week summer program
      >is for freshman and sophomore underrepresented minority students who
      >are interested in pursuing the combined MD-PhD degree. The
      >application deadline is February 1, 2003 Applications may be
      >downloaded at: http://www.med.cornell.edu/mdphd/summer1.html If you
      >have any questions, you may contact our office at 1-888-U2-MD-PHD.
      >The ACS Scholars Program provides financial support to academically
      >accomplished African American, Hispanic and Native American students
      >in their pursuit of undergraduate studies in chemistry, chemical
      >engineering, biochemistry, environmental science and related
      >disciplines in two- and four- year college and university programs.
      >For more details on the ACS Scholars Program, including an online
      >application form, please visit www.acs.org/scholars or telephone 1-
      >800-227-5558, extension 6250 1/30/03
      > ********************************************************
      >25. Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) at UC Berkeley
      >SROP is an 8 week program, beginning June 8, 2003. Provides
      >research opportunities for underrepresented students in the
      >Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Art & Humanities, and Social
      >Sciences. Students are expected to perform original research under
      >the guidance of an assigned faculty mentor. Sophomores, Juniors or
      >Seniors who are NOT eligible for graduation before June 1, 2003 and
      >UC Berkeley Seniors graduating May 2003 ARE eligible. Applications
      >are available online at: http://www.grad.berkeley.edu/gop/srop.shtml
      >To request a paper application please email gop@...
      >or call 510-643-6010. Be sure to include your mailing address and,
      >in phone messages, the correct spelling of your name. The deadline
      >for Summer 2003 applications is February 1, 2003. There is no
      >application fee for SROP.
      >26. Summer 2003 Undergraduate Student Internship Awards , Center
      >for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) at UCLA
      >The Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) at UCLA, is pleased
      >to announce the availability of Summer 2003 Undergraduate Student
      >Internship Awards. The Center is headquartered in Boelter Hall with
      >both research and field activities at UCLA and our partner
      >institutions: USC, UC Riverside, James Reserve, Caltech, Jet
      >Propulsion Laboratory, and Cal State. CENS will provide funding to
      >10 promising students to spend the summer working in the research
      >area of Embedded Networked Sensing (ENS). Awards will cover
      >transportation to UCLA, a weekly stipend, room and board allowance,
      >and other applicable intern expenses. Application before February
      >21, 2003: http://www.care.ucla.edu/html/ucla_sem.html or
      >27. 21st Annual Johnson O'Malley/Title VII Indian Education
      >April 24 & 25, 2003
      >Fond du Lac Ojibwe School
      >49 University Road
      >Cloquet, Minnesota
      >Questions: valerie.tanner@...
      >Office of Indian Education
      >Dept. Of Children, Families and Learning
      >1-651-582-8831 or 1800-657-3927
      >28. Minnesota Indian Education Association Conference Information
      >The Minnesota Indian Education Association will hold it's annual
      >conference October 8,9,10, 2003, at the Shooting Star Casino, in
      >Mahnomen, Minnesota
      >See their website at www.mniea.org to download forms.
      >Call Teri Malbraaten at 218-335-8584 or Tom Andrus at 320-654-5449.
      >29. University of Minnesota ­ Duluth College of Education and
      >Human Service Professions, Master of Education Degree, TRIBAL COHORT
      >A two-year master's degree program scheduled to begin September 2003.
      >Applications due March 15, 2003
      >Information and Application: Lynn Velander
      >Cohort Facilitator: Mary Hermes
      >Program Overview:
      >Designed for professionals working in education or an education
      >related field, with an interest in the betterment of Native American
      >This cohort is centered around an Indigenous world view - that is -
      >the philosophy, course work and Masters research projects are
      >somehow related to the health, well-being, history and education of
      >Native peoples.
      >Participants will not be required to take the GRE
      >30. Cohort of MSW Distant Education, University of Minnesota ­
      >University of Minnesota - Duluth
      >Cohort of MSW Distant Education coming next fall semester 2003 at
      >sites in Hibbing and Bemidji, MN. This cohort is for students who
      >did not receive their undergraduate degree in Social Work. Deadline
      >application has been moved to April 1, 2003. Additional information
      >is available on the website www.d.umm.edu/mswdisted.html or calling
      >~Caputre the Sprirt: Learn, Grow, Succeed.
      >Oklahoma State Univerisity Native American Student Association
      >invites you to the 6th Annual Native American Student Leadership
      >Conference on the OSU Stillwater campus, March 26-29, 2003 Pre-
      >registration is $60 and must be postmarked by Feb 28, 2003, which
      >includes admission to conference, Thursday continental breakfast,
      >Thursday dinner, Friday cont. breakfast, Friday badquet, Saturday
      >brunch, speakers, entertainment, T-shirt.
      >For more information on the conference please go to www.osu-
      >nasa.iwebland.com/events.php For further information, please
      >contact: Kristen Walker, President at (405) 744-8777 or Dr. Pete G.
      >Coser, Faculty Advisor at (405) 744-5481
      >One application available at the AILRC
      >32. The Freie Universitaet Berlin, Scholarships
      >The Freie Universitaet Berlin (Germany) has the pleasure to offer 25
      >full scholarships for North-American freshmen students in order to
      >give them the opportunity to attend the 6th International Summer
      >University at Freie University Berlin (FUBiS 2003), which will take
      >place from July 19 through August 15, 2003.
      >The Freie Universitaet International Summer University is an
      >intensive four week program offering twenty fully-credited courses
      >covering topics on Berlin, Germany, and Europe. The disciplines
      >represented in the course offerings are drawn from the fields of
      >Contemporary History, Political Science, German Studies, Film
      >Studies, Urban Studies, Modern Languages, Art History, Philosophy,
      >and German as a Foreign Language. Comprehensive information about
      >FUBiS can be obtained from:
      >The scholarships are sponsored to 100 percent by funds of the
      >Recovery Program, which has the goal to foster the transatlantic
      >between the United States and Germany.
      >The scholarship covers the following:
      >100 percent tuition waiver for two FUBiS courses
      >100 percent waiver on the registration fee
      >500 EUR travel grant
      >500 EUR grant for living expenses=20
      >Only North-American college students who will have completed their
      >freshmen year by the beginning of FUBiS are eligible to apply.
      >Applicants must hold U.S. American or Canadian citizenship. We
      >regret that students in their sophomore year and higher are not
      >eligible to apply.
      >The application deadline is March 31, 2003. For more details and the
      >application form please visit our homepage at:
      >Contact person:
      >Mr. Jens Westerfeld M.A.
      >International Summer University
      >Program Description
      >Morgan Stanley, in partnership with the American Indian College
      >Fund, will award 10 scholarships of $2,500 annually to outstanding
      >American Indian students currently enrolled at a tribal college or
      >university. The scholarship award will be augmented by the Fund's
      >student-support program called "Helping Hands." This program
      >includes ongoing communications between the selected scholars and
      >the staff at the American Indian College Fund, as well as advice and
      >support for the scholars as they consider their academic and career
      >Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm and a market
      >leader in securities, investment management and credit services.
      >With more than 700 offices in 28 countries, Morgan Stanley connects
      >people, ideas and capital to help clients achieve their financial
      >aspirations. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for
      >building a professional career — a place for people to learn, to
      >achieve and to grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles,
      >perspectives and needs is an important part of the Morgan Stanley
      >Students are eligible to apply for the Morgan Stanley Tribal College
      >Scholars Program if they:
      >§ § Are American Indian or Alaska Native with proof
      >of enrollment or descendancy
      >§ § Are enrolled full-time in either an associate's
      >or bachelor's degree program at any accredited tribal college or
      >§ § Have demonstrated exceptional academic
      >§ § Have demonstrated leadership, service and
      >commitment to the American Indian community
      >Application Materials
      >Students must submit the following documents and information to
      >receive full and equal consideration during the selection of
      >scholarship recipients:
      >§ § Completed and signed application
      >§ § Signed Authorization Form for Release of
      >§ § Official college transcript(s) (from all schools
      >§ § Personal statement/essay of 500 words or less
      >§ § Two letters of recommendation (one must be from
      >an instructor/professor or an academic dean and the other must be
      >from a non-family member of the community who can speak to your
      >§ § Tribal enrollment information or proof of
      >descendancy (upon request)
      >§ § Small color photograph of the student who is
      >applying (no photocopies)
      >Applications must be postmarked on or before April 15, 2003.
      >Completed application packets must be sent to:
      >American Indian College Fund
      >Morgan Stanley Tribal College Scholars Program
      >8333 Greenwood Blvd.
      >Denver, CO 80221
      >For additional information or an application, please contact us at
      >303-426-8900, by fax 303-426-1200, or by email
      >Applications may be downloaded from
      >34. Education of American Indian Students, Symposium Flagstaff,
      >Arizona, April 2, 2003
      >The U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights and the
      >Equity Assistance Center at WestEd and Northern Arizona University
      >will host a one-day symposium focusing on the unique challenges
      >facing American Indian students in the Arizona educational system.
      >The symposium will provide information to parents, teachers and
      >administrators regarding their rights and responsibilities under the
      >NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND legislation; an overview of programs specific
      >to language acquisition; information on parental involvement,
      >programs for teacher competency, charter schools as a viable
      >educational option; and Federal and State civil rights enforcement
      >The Symposium will be held on the campus of Northern Arizona
      >University on April 2, 2003 from 8:00 am to 5:15 pm. The Symposium
      >will be in the Ashurst Auditorium. (See the map provided for
      >location information) The Symposium is specifically designed for
      >school districts that serve Indian students, Tribal education
      >systems, and Indian parents.
      >We have presenters who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic regarding
      >the topics mentioned above. Together, we can identify common
      >problems, receive information and activities that will help to
      >address those problems, and as a end result undertake solutions to
      >the many problems we face as educators, administrators, parents, and
      >federal/state entities.
      >Space is limited. Please respond as soon as possible to U.S.
      >Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 1244 Speer Blvd.,
      >Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Please respond by March 15, 2003.
      >David J. Dunbar
      >Chief Regional Attorney
      >8:00 - 8:30 am
      >Opening/Welcome Remarks
      >8:30 - 9:30 am
      >No Child Left Behind and English Language Learners
      >The Equity Assistance Center at WestEd will present information on
      >the goals of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). In this session they will
      >address the requirements of NCLB to ensure that English language
      >learners attain English proficiency, high levels of academic
      >competence in English and meet the same challenging state academic
      >content and student achievement standards that all children are
      >expected to meet. States, local education agencies and individual
      >schools are held accountable for reaching these goals through an
      >targeted funds, increased number of highly qualified teachers, the
      >use of scientifically based instructional methodologies, and annual
      >testing to measure progress and to inform parents.
      >9:30 - 9:45 am
      >9:45 - 11:00 am
      >Teaching Reading and Teacher Quality
      >Dr. Jon Reyhner will discuss research on teaching reading to
      >American Indian students and its relation to current programs being
      >used with Indian students such as "Success for All." Professor
      >Reyhner teaches courses in literacy/biliteracy, parent involvement.
      >English as a second language, and Indian education at Northern
      >Arizona University. He co-authored a book last year titled Language
      >and Literacy Teaching for Indigenous Education and in 2001 an ERIC
      >Digest titled Teaching Reading to American Indian/Alaska Native
      >Dr. Joseph Martin will address the importance of cultural
      >considerations in teacher certification and preparation process is
      >in providing quality teaching to Indian students. Dr. Martin has
      >served as a Superintendent of Schools in Kayenta U.S.D.; an
      >assistant superintendent; a principal; a teacher in Arizona,
      >Colorado, and Wyoming schools; and a professor at Northern Arizona
      >University. He is a former member of the White House Presidential
      >Advisory Board for Tribal Colleges and Universities. He is
      >currently the president at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute.
      >11:00 - 12:00 pm
      >Quality Teachers for American Indian Students
      >Dr. Carolyne White will present about the Hopi Teachers for Hopi
      >Schools project highlighting the importance of strong teacher
      >preparation in educational foundations, culturally responsive
      >pedagogy, and addressing more than one nation's education
      >standards. She will speak to "best practices" for teachers of
      >American Indian students. She is the Principal Investigator of the
      >Hopi Teachers for Hopi Schools Project, a partnership between The
      >Hopi Tribe and Northern Arizona University. She has authored many
      >publications relating to indigenous education.
      >12:00 - 1:30 pm
      >LUNCH (provided)
      >1:30 - 2:30 pm
      >Charter Schools for American Indian Students
      >Mr. Mark Sorensen will speak about his involvement with the
      >development of charter schools for American Indian students,
      >including information on the Little Singer Community School. The
      >school is a BIA funded grant school that is tribally controlled by
      >the Navajo Nation. His presentation includes the integration of
      >Navajo parents and culture in schools and changing mainstream
      >educational practices by structuring the learning environment to
      >accommodate Indian indigenous people. He is the founding Executive
      >Director of Native American Grant Schools Association and Co-
      >Director of the Four Winds Native American Principal's Academy.
      >2:30 - 2:45 pm BREAK
      >2:45 - 3:45 pm
      >No Child Left Behind and Parental Involvement
      >Under the No Child Left Behind legislation, parents have more
      >information about the quality of their child's schools, and the
      >choice to remove their child from consist<br/><br/>(Message over 64 KB, truncated)
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