Announcements

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Agencies & Departments:
: Department of Education (ED), Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development (OPEPD)

This resource (PDF, 27 pages) provides schools and school districts with guidance for maintaining safe, inclusive, supportive, and fair learning environments for students and school staff. The guide includes specific recommendations for evidence-based practices to give students what they need to learn and grow. Learn more (PDF, 27 pages).

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED)

Application deadline: July 26, 2024
Date: September 27 – 29, 2024

ED is now accepting applications for the 2024 Teach to Lead Summit. The Summit provides teams with collaborative planning time, skills development, and professional consultation to develop and refine innovative projects that can make a positive impact for educators and students in their schools, communities, districts, and states. Learn more and apply.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Application deadline: October 31, 2024

NASA invites applications from teams of students in grades 8-12 to design and build paddle wheels that will turn in water due to the wetting properties of their surfaces when they experience apparent weightlessness. Teams are only responsible for their paddle wheels; NASA will provide the rest of the experimental hardware. Learn more and apply.

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Agencies & Departments:
: Department of Education (ED), Office of Safe Supportive Schools (OSSS), Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS)

This webpage outlines potential roles that K-12 planning teams can consider inviting to their core or ad hoc planning team. Planning team role descriptions and resources are provided for various school and district staff, school community members, and community partners. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED), Office of Safe Supportive Schools (OSSS), Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS)

This fact sheet (PDF, 3 pages) explains how core and ad hoc planning team members at K-12 schools and school districts can prepare for bullying, harassment, and hate speech through the development of a Bullying Annex. Learn more (PDF, 3 pages).

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

This webpage contains resources about LGBTQI+ health and well-being. It features resources for LGBTQI+ youth, American Indian and Alaska Natives, individuals dealing with mental health and substance use, and more. Learn more.

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National Science Foundation (NSF)

Application deadline: August 20, 2024

NSF is inviting proposals to establish an initial set of Regional Alliances responsible for recruiting eligible applicants to become members of the National STEM Teacher Corps. The National STEM Teacher Corps Pilot Program seeks to elevate the profession of STEM teaching by recognizing outstanding STEM teachers in our Nation’s classrooms, rewarding them for their accomplishments, elevating their public profile, and creating rewarding career paths for all STEM teachers to aspire to. Learn more and apply.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED), Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE),National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)

This resource package includes a variety of resources for stakeholders interested in improving school culture. The resources are grounded in research that shows students are more likely to engage in the curriculum, develop positive relationships, and demonstrate positive behaviors when schools and districts focus on improving school climate. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

This infographic (PDF, 1 page) and corresponding fact sheet outline injury and violence disparities between LGBQ+ and heterosexual youth. The resources also highlight risk factors that help us understand these disparities and protective factors that can prevent these disparities. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

This report (PDF, 53 pages) summarizes the latest data on education in the United States—spanning from early childhood to postsecondary and beyond. The report highlights findings on topics such as enrollment, student achievement, teacher turnover, education finances, and international comparisons. This report includes data from 2021 to 2023, which shed new light on education during and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This webpage provides tips, information, and resources to help young people and adults stay safe in the extreme heat. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Transportation (DOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

This speed prevention campaign encourages drivers to drive at the speed limit and educates people about the dangers of driving too fast. The webpage contains talking points, news releases, social media content, graphics, advertisements, and more. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Justice (DOJ)

This brief (PDF, 3 pages) highlights elements of effective K-12 emergency planning, including the value of practicing emergency scenarios and planning for individuals with access and functional needs. The brief also includes resources, trainings, and guides to support schools in creating comprehensive and inclusive emergency operations plans. Learn more (PDF, 3 pages).

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children's Bureau

This webinar discussed the importance of engaging fathers with children involved in the child welfare system. The webinar explored the history of father engagement in child welfare, the role of fathers, the value of father engagement, and challenges and strategies of engaging fathers effectively. Participating sites identified cultural and systemic barriers that may be impacting the reunification process. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED), AmeriCorps

This brief (PDF, 7 pages) provides an overview of the challenges of post-pandemic chronic absenteeism, analyzes existing federal and state data on chronic absenteeism, shows variation across states on key metrics, and examines the evidence-based practices for reducing chronic absenteeism. Learn more (PDF, 7 pages).

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE)

This report (PDF, 48 pages) examines how state and district practices during the 2019–2020 school year aligned with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s (IDEA) goals of appropriate identification. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED)

This toolkit (PDF, 105 pages) contains tools and resources to help elementary and secondary teachers, principals, and other school staff who work directly with immigrant students and their families to meet the physical, linguistic, social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs of immigrant students. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)Grants.gov Deadline: July 8, 2024, 11:59 pm ET JustGrants Deadline: July 22, 2024, 8:59 pm ET With this solicitation (PDF, 34 pages

Grants.gov Deadline: July 8, 2024, 11:59 pm ET
JustGrants Deadline: July 22, 2024, 8:59 pm ET

With this solicitation (PDF, 34 pages), OJJDP will fund jurisdictions to plan and assess promising and evidence-based prevention and intervention services that will inform the development of a community-based continuum of care for youth at risk of becoming or already involved in the juvenile justice system. Learn more and apply.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children's Bureau, Child Welfare Information Gateway

This factsheet (PDF, 14 pages) is designed to educate and empower parents with the knowledge and support they need for successful family reunification. It introduces the team that will work with them throughout the process, discusses their rights as parents, explains how they will make a plan for reunification with their caseworker, and describes how partnering with their child's resource parent can help bring them and their family together again. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), National Center for Education Research (NCER)

Application deadline: August 15, 2024, 11:59 pm ET

NCER invites applications addressing state agencies' use of their state's education longitudinal data systems to identify and reduce opportunity and achievement gaps for pre-kindergarten through adult education learners. This year’s program will focus on learners least likely to have access to high-quality education and to achieve academically, relative to their peers. Learn more and apply (PDF, 29 pages).