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ESEA Reauthorization Hearings Cover a Range of Critical Topics

During a three-month period from March through May 2010, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) conducted a series of eight hearings and roundtable discussions to explore specific topics related to the reauthorization of ESEA. Visit the ESEA Reauthorization Hearings page, as it provides links where you can watch recordings of the hearings, as well as links to Key Remarks documents for each hearing, which highlight particular quotes from each speaker.

White House Science Fair Highlights Students Work
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) took center stage at the White House on October 18th during the White House Science Fair. Students from across the nation presented their work which included new ideas for research, new inventions and much more.  To view information about the event, or to learn more about some of the amazing projects that were submitted please visit the links below.  Congratulations to all of the winners and keep up the AMAZING work.

Official Press Release - President Obama to Host White House Science Fair
The White House Blog - Robots, Solar Cars and Rockets at the White House Science Fair

Indiana Senator Dick Lugar awards Franklin Township an Education Patriot award
On Wednesday, October 20, U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar will join with Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, to present Franklin Township Community Schools Corporation in Marion County, the third Lugar Education Patriot award. The Franklin Township Community School Corporation serves nearly nine thousand students in Preschool through 12th grade. The district is comprised of seven elementary schools that serve grades K-4, two intermediate schools that serve grades 5-6, two middle schools that serve grades 7-8 and one high school.  To learn more about the award and to view to official press release click here.

Michigan - Armada Elementary Teacher Receives National Milken Educator Award
LANSING, Michigan - Ms. Patty Paxton, teacher at Krause Later Elementary School in the Armada Area School District, received news today of a $25,000 cash award - no strings attached - during a visit to the school from state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan and members of the State Board of Education, as part of the Milken Family Foundation's National Educator Awards Program.  To view to press release please click here

Ohio - Massillon Teacher Receives National Milken Award
Massillon, Ohio – Kristina Blair, a teacher at Franklin Elementary School in the Massillon City School District, was surprised today at a school assembly when she received a $25,000 National Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation (MFF). Superintendent of Public Instruction Deborah S. Delisle and Tom Boysen, MFF board member, informed Blair of the honor. Blair is one of 55 educators nationwide – and the only Ohio teacher – to receive a Milken National Educator Award this fall.  To view to press release please click here.

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