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Announcements

Posted: December 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This resource outlines new regulations for teacher preparation programs. The new regulations aim to help programs be more transparent, provide ongoing feedback, and respond to educators across the country who do not feel ready to enter the classroom. States will design their reporting system, in consultation with stakeholders, during the 2016-17 academic year and may choose to use 2017-18 as a pilot year with full implementation in 2018-19. Learn more.

Posted: December 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; Defending Childhood Initiative

This campaign aims to educate adults who work with youth about the impact of childhood trauma and the actions they can take to help young people heal. Learn more.

Posted: December 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This fact sheet (PDF, 3 pages) summarizes 2015 data on rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, based on state and local sexually transmitted disease (STD) case reports. The data show that 2015 was the second year in a row in which increases were seen in all three STDs. Learn more (PDF, 3 pages).

Posted: December 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This non-regulatory guidance (PDF, 47 pages) aims to help states, districts, and schools provide students with a more well-rounded education under Title IV, Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, part of the new Every Student Succeeds Act. This program focuses on safe and healthy students, integrating technology into learning, and emphasizing access to a wide variety of disciplines. Learn more (PDF, 47 pages).

Posted: December 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education; National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk

This brief (PDF, 20 pages) aims to help individuals working in public school systems and secure-care educational settings understand four specific conditions for learning that are beneficial for students in, or at risk of entering, neglected or delinquent settings:

  1. Safety
  2. Support
  3. Social and emotional learning
  4. Engagement and challenge

The brief also provides strategies for fostering each condition and multiple related resources. Learn more (PDF, 20 pages).

Posted: December 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This press release outlines the changes to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine recommendations issued by CDC. CDC now recommends 11- to 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV vaccine at least six months apart, rather than the previously-recommended three doses to protect against cancers caused by HPV infections. Learn more.

Posted: December 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Application Deadline: Varies by state
This program provides merit-based scholarships to high school students to study in Germany. Students live with host families, go to local schools, and are immersed in German culture. Learn more.

Posted: December 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education; National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk (NDTAC)

These new resources provide guidance and tools for Title I, Part D data collection:

  1. The Instructional Guide to Reporting Title I, Part D Data in the CSPR for SY 2015–16

This resource provides the latest updates for the SY 2015–16 Title I, Part D data collection.

  1. Resources and Tools for Title I, Part D Data Collection SY 201516

These tools and resources focus on reviewing and improving data quality and understanding Title I, Part D reporting requirements.

Posted: December 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This resource includes information and tools that can help federal staff and contractors appropriately engage youth before, during, and after government-sponsored events and meetings. Learn more.

Posted: December 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This blog post celebrates the millionth AmeriCorps member and highlights how AmeriCorps, and other Corporation for National Community Service programs, improve schools and create opportunities for students. Learn more.

Posted: December 9, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Criminal Justice Reference Service

This special feature describes the impact of school violence, proven prevention strategies, and federal efforts to improve the safety of schools. It also includes links to additional resources on related topics such as bullying and safety training. Learn more.

Posted: November 22, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

This annual event links students with scientist and other experts to help young people obtain trustworthy information about drugs and alcohol, as well as counteract the myths they are exposed to from the media and friends. Local groups and schools are encouraged to register their events so they can be included in the online event map, connect with NIDA staff, and access resources. Learn more.

Posted: November 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

This report to Congress responds to recommendations for HHS contained in the March 2016 final report of the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities. It identifies areas in which the vision of HHS specifically overlaps with the Commission's recommendations and responds briefly to each of the individual recommendations that affect HHS. Learn more.

Posted: November 17, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics

This report (PDF, 188 pages) examines the educational progress and challenges students face in the United States by race and ethnicity. It features data on multiple indicators, including demographics of students, enrollment, achievement, student behaviors, high school completion, postsecondary education, and outcomes of education. Learn more (PDF, 188 pages). 

Posted: November 16, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
National Endowment for the Arts

Application Deadline: January 26, 2017
These grants support community reading programs, each designed around a single book, with themes such as racism, immigration, art, and family relationships. Applicants can include various organizations such as housing authorities, arts centers, community organizations, faith-based organizations, school districts, and tribal governments. A webinar for potential applicants will be held November 16, 2016, 3-4 p.m. EST. Learn more.

Posted: October 17, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy; National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability

This guide describes strategies postsecondary professionals can use to assist all students, including those with disabilities, to develop personal competencies that will increase their chances of success. Learn more.

Posted: October 17, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education; National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk

This webinar provides an overview of facility-wide multi-tiered Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports’ (PBIS) theoretical foundation, as well as key aspects of evidence-based best practices, data-driven decision-making, lessons learned, and implications for high-quality implementation of Tier I and Tier II interventions and supports. It also features youth sharing their personal experiences with PBIS in a juvenile justice setting. Learn more.

Posted: September 29, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This resource (PDF, 6 pages) describes the stark consequences of youth unemployment, especially among youth of color, and provides an overview of “what works” for youth workforce development. It highlights critical strategies and best practices, exemplars, and additional resources to support local practitioners’ efforts to develop and implement workforce development programs for young people in their communities. Learn more (PDF, 6 pages). 

Posted: September 7, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention

Ten new research awards will continue to build the evidence for preventing youth violence, sexual violence, and child abuse and neglect. Learn more.

  1. National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention
    Two new National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence prevention will work with local health departments and community partners to develop, implement, and evaluate youth violence prevention strategies in high-risk neighborhoods.
  2. Evaluating Practice-Based Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Approaches from CDC’s Rape Prevention Education (RPE) Programs
    Five new awards will evaluate the effectiveness of primary prevention strategies being implemented by, or planned for implementation with, CDC’s RPE Programs to prevent the perpetration of sexual violence.
  3. Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury
    Three new research awards will evaluate the effectiveness of policies and programs that provide economic and other support to high-risk families in order to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Posted: September 6, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Office of Adolescent Health; Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau

This website provides a systematic review of teen pregnancy prevention literature and identifies effective programs that reduce teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and associated sexual risk behaviors. Users can access a database of studies and learn more about programs that might be a good fit in their communities. Learn more.