Newsletters

05.03.10

Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of May 3, 2010

New Source for Research on Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) has launched a Topic Area: Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities. The new Topic Area debuts with a first report, available at http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/reports/ece_cd/dialogic_reading/index.asp that looks at the research on dialogic reading, an interactive reading practice which uses picture books designed to enhance language and literacy skills. Based on … Continue Reading


04.26.10

Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of April 26, 2010

Senate HELP Committee Seeks Your Input on NCLB Senator Tom Harkin, Chairman, and Senator Mike Enzi, Ranking Member (senior Minority member) of the Senate HELP Committee are soliciting comments from educators and the public on the reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (aka No Child Left Behind). This invitation has been sent to the various national education associations and is now being extended to state agencies, state associations, and individuals. If you would care to c… Continue Reading


04.19.10

Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of April 19, 2010

Senator Murkowski Questions Witnesses at Senate HELP Hearings on the No Child Left Behind Act This week, Senator Murkowski participated in two Senate HELP Committee hearings in preparation for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), otherwise known as NCLB. You might be interested in watching Senator Murkowski's interaction https://www.murkowski.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Education with two witnesses at Tuesday's hearing, ESEA Reauthorization - School Turn… Continue Reading


04.16.10

Senator Murkowski's eNewsletter for April 16, 2010

Friday APRIL 16, 2010 Working to Combat Domestic Violence in Alaska by Choosing Respect In Anchorage, Sen. Murkowski took part in the 'Choose Respect' March against domestic violence. Carrying the banner with Sen. Murkowski are (from left) State Sen. Lesil McGuire, Attorney General Dan Sullivan, Anchorage Assembly Member Elvi Gray-Jackson and Denise Morris, executive director of the Alaska Native Justice Center. While back home recently, I participated in an Anchorage rally calling on Alask… Continue Reading


04.12.10

Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of April 12, 2010

Notifications for College On Monday, USED released the following two notifications. Senator Murkowski thought they might be interesting to you. Enactment of the Student Aid Provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 http://ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/GEN1005.html Launch of 2010 Public Service Campaign-I'm Going: College.gov http://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/032910Lauch2010PubServiCampaign.html Please note also that we are in the process of updating the information av… Continue Reading


04.02.10

Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of April 2, 2010

Deadline Looming to Comment on Draft Common Core Standards If you intend to comment on the Draft Common Core Standards, you need to do so by Friday, April 2nd. You can review the Draft Common Core Standards and comment on them via a 10-minute survey at www.corestandards.org. The Common Core effort is the result of a partnership between the National Governor's Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The U.S. Department of Education has leveraged this effort by tying stimul… Continue Reading


03.29.10

Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of March 29, 2010

Application Period Opens for USED Grants A number of grants from the U.S. Department of Education are open for application, including School Leadership Grant Program, Foreign Language Assistance Program, Improving Literacy Through School Libraries, and the Investing in Innovation Fund (I3). You can find all current USED grant opportunities at www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/grantapps/index.html?src=rt. In addition, information about Race to the Top funds can be found at www2.ed.gov/programs/racet… Continue Reading


03.22.10

Sen. Murkowski's eNewsletter for the March 22, 2010

Monday March 22, 2010 Iditarod 2010! I was thrilled to be in Anchorage for the ceremonial start of the 38th Annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. I always look forward to coming home for Alaska's Last Great Race and meeting the race fans, canine athletes and mushers. Sen. Murkowski visits with musher DeeDee Jonrowe at the ceremonial start of the Iditarod. Sen. Murkowski chats with musher Martin Buser. Sen. Murkowski and musher John Baker share a laugh. Congratulations, Lance Mackey! I c… Continue Reading


03.22.10

Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of March 22, 2010

Readable PDF Version Opportunities for Grants and Positive Recognition Bank of American Foundation Educational Grants support K-12 and higher education, with an emphasis on ESL and early childhood initiatives and professional development. Eligibility is limited to school districts. See http://www.bankofamerica.com/foundation for each individual state's applicable funding areas. DonorsChoose.org Grants is a simple way to provide students in need with resources that our public schools ofte… Continue Reading


03.12.10

Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of March 12, 2010

View as a PDF Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund Applications Now Open Sen. Murkowski with Josie Burton's 4th Grade Class in Nome, Alaska.Sen. Murkowski "tells it like it is" to Education Secretary Duncan in Anchorage. Sen. Murkowski tells stories with Bear Valley Elementary students in Anchorage. Sen. Murkowski with students of Galena Interior Learning Academy The U.S. Department of Education has announced that the application period is now open for the Investing in… Continue Reading


03.05.10

Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of March 5, 2010

View as a PDF Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Childhood Obesity Sen. Murkowski with Josie Burton's 4th Grade Class in Nome, Alaska.Sen. Murkowski "tells it like it is" to Education Secretary Duncan in Anchorage. Sen. Murkowski tells stories with Bear Valley Elementary students in Anchorage. Sen. Murkowski with students of Galena Interior Learning Academy The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, of which Senator Murkowski is a member, held a heari… Continue Reading


03.02.10

Senator Murkowski's eNewsletter for March 2, 2010

Tuesday march 2, 2010 Presidents Day Recess in Alaska Sen. Murkowski delivers her annual address to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature. Over the Presidents Day recess, I returned home and delivered my annual speech to the Alaska Legislature. My eighth such address, it is always a highlight of the year, to return to the House chamber where my career as a legislator began. The focus of my address was the health of Alaska's economy. As reported in Alaska Economic Trends, "Alaska's 21-y… Continue Reading


02.26.10

Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of March 1, 2010

View as a PDF Senate Indian Affairs Committee Solicits Comments on Indian Education and NCLB Sen. Murkowski with Josie Burton's 4th Grade Class in Nome, Alaska.Sen. Murkowski "tells it like it is" to Education Secretary Duncan in Anchorage. Sen. Murkowski tells stories with Bear Valley Elementary students in Anchorage. Sen. Murkowski with students of Galena Interior Learning Academy The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is soliciting comments regarding Indian educatio… Continue Reading


02.19.10

Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of February 19, 2010

View as a PDF Nation Financial Capability Challenge Sen. Murkowski with Josie Burton's 4th Grade Class in Nome, Alaska.Sen. Murkowski "tells it like it is" to Education Secretary Duncan in Anchorage. Sen. Murkowski tells stories with Bear Valley Elementary students in Anchorage. Sen. Murkowski with students of Galena Interior Learning Academy The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Treasury have partnered to expand a program begun under the previous Administra… Continue Reading


02.12.10

Senator Murkowski's eNewsletter for February 9, 2010

Tuesday February 9, 2010 Supporting Alaska's Special Olympics Athletes Sen. Murkowski meets with Special Olympics Alaska Athlete Jacob Kerr of Anchorage during his visit to Washington. With Sen. Murkowski are, from left, Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, Jacob's Father Kevin; Jacob Kerr; Tim Shriver, Chairman, Special Olympics; and Jim Balamaci, President and CEO, Special Olympics Alaska. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting with Jacob Kerr from Anchorage who was visiting Washington as pa… Continue Reading


02.05.10

Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of February 5, 2010

View as a PDF What Works Clearinghouse Report on Computer Based Curriculum "I Can Learn" Sen. Murkowski with Josie Burton's 4th Grade Class in Nome, Alaska.Sen. Murkowski "tells it like it is" to Education Secretary Duncan in Anchorage. Senator Murkowski tells stories with Bear Valley Elementary students in Anchorage. Sen. Murkowski with students of Galena Interior Learning Academy This What Works Clearinghouse Quick Review reports on a study that examined whether t… Continue Reading


01.29.10

Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of January 25, 2010

View as a PDF Summer Internship for Recent High School Graduates Sen. Murkowski with Josie Burton's 4th Grade Class in Nome, Alaska.Lisa "tells it like it is" to Education Secretary Duncan in Anchorage. Senator Murkowski tells stories with Bear Valley Elementary students in Anchorage. Sen. Murkowski with students of Galena Interior Learning Academy Senator Murkowski is now accepting applications for the 2010 High School Intern Program (https://www.murkowski.senate.g… Continue Reading


01.22.10

Senator Murkowski's eNewsletter for January 22, 2010

Friday January 22, 2010 Murkowski Travels to Afghanistan and Pakistan Earlier this month, I traveled to Afghanistan and Pakistan as part of a Congressional delegation trip to assess where we stand in the Global War on Terror. I returned from Afghanistan feeling more confident about our potential for success there than when I left. Senator Murkowski with children from the village of Garmsir. Mission progress was illustrated for me when I visited a bazaar in the village of Garmsir in the s… Continue Reading


01.22.10

Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of January 18, 2010

View as a PDF Listening Session on Employment Issues for People with Disabilities Sen. Murkowski with Josie Burton's 4th Grade Class in Nome, Alaska.Lisa "tells it like it is" to Education Secretary Duncan in Anchorage. Senator Murkowski tells stories with Bear Valley Elementary students in Anchorage. Sen. Murkowski with students of Galena Interior Learning Academy The U.S. Department of Education's Rehabilitative Services Administration and the Office of Disability… Continue Reading


01.15.10

Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of January 11, 2010

View as a PDF Head Start Impact Study Sen. Murkowski with Josie Burton's 4th Grade Class in Nome, Alaska.Lisa "tells it like it is" to Education Secretary Duncan in Anchorage. Senator Murkowski tells stories with Bear Valley Elementary students in Anchorage. Sen. Murkowski with students of Galena Interior Learning Academy The Administration of Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the Head Start Impact Study this week. R… Continue Reading

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