B kind, www.bekind.today is all about encouraging acts of kindness in our everyday lives. We believe that even the smallest acts of kindness are worth recognizing, worth celebrating, and worth building a community around. Being kind can change someone's life. It can also change the world.
MEET THIS YEAR'S B KIND SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS!
JOIN US IN CONGRATULATING
ISHIKA SAXENA - SEWICKLEY ACADEMY
DEVIN GITTEN - NORWALK GRASSROOTS TENNIS AND EDUCATION
GEORGE KINGSTON - HOTCHKISS SCHOOL
HUNTER LIBMAN - ST. LUKE'S SCHOOL
Go to our BLOG page to find out more about these outstanding and kind students.
Thank you to all who participated in this year's B kind Clubs and Scholarship Awards! … [Continue reading...]
A Day of Absence Toward War and Violence For All Humanity. AAHS is Proud to Bestow
their Highest Accolade to The Good News Corporation Under The Leadership of Paul Sladkus
His Good News, Peace Team, and Associates. Which has been Strengthening the
United Nations Message for The International Day of Peace Since 2002 … [Continue reading...]
Here’s a 60-sec “Back to School” feature with Lady Gaga talking about surprising students as their substitute teacher … and a program to give back to teachers and classrooms. The program is called “Staples for Students”. Please see scripts below and audio attached...we hope you can use these!
LADY GAGA “STAPLES FOR STUDENTS”:60
INTRO: FROM TAKING THE STAGE IN FRONT OF MILLIONS OF FANS, TO VISITING CLASSROOMS, POP STAR LADY GAGA CONTINUES TO RE-SHAPE THE WORLD.
LADY GAGA: I’M LADY GAGA AND I WILL BE YOUR SUBSTITUTE TEACHER! RECENTLY I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO SPEND THE DAY WITH A CLASS OF STUDENTS AND TALK TO THEM ABOUT THEIR DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE. I WAS SO INSPIRED TO HEAR WHAT THESE KIDS WANTED TO DO.
ANNOUNCER: TALKING TO THE KIDS, LADY GAGA REALIZED THEY NEEDED MORE … [Continue reading...]
Each student and staff member brings to the New York City public school community the richness of our City’s cultural diversity and the desire for respect.
The NYC DOE is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment that is free from harassment, intimidation and/or bullying and from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, citizen-ship/immigration status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or weight.
The NYC DOE launched the citywide Respect For All program in 2007 to … [Continue reading...]
Riley Unlikely Shares the Journey of a Remarkable Teenager
Finding a Love for Kenyan Children and a Mission to Build a School
Grand Rapids, Mich., June 2016 — At the age of 13, Riley Banks-Snyder traveled to Kenya where she sat in a classroom full of first and second graders sharing a single pencil. The presents Riley was so excited to give the kids paled in importance to the school supplies that were easily accessible back home in Branson, MO. Riley realized these kids didn’t need matchbox cars or jump ropes. They needed pencils and paper.
As soon as her plane touched down in America, Riley knew she wanted to go back. At the age of 14, Riley started a non-profit, Generation Next, to help collect school supplies for Kenyan schools and returned the following year with 200 backpacks … [Continue reading...]
New wireless, tablet-ready robot-based learning system for elementary science curriculum teaches science and coding in a hands-on way
• LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 is a hands-on, elementary science solution that develops science practices in the classroom through a robot-based learning system.
• Correlated to standards-based projects, the solution engages and motivates students to solve real-world science problems by working with engineering, technology and coding through the LEGO® brick,
classroom-friendly software and 40+ hours of hands-on projects.
• LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 strengthens students’ understanding and develops competencies across key science topics including physical sciences, life sciences, earth and space sciences and engineering.
CES - LAS … [Continue reading...]
The New York City Department of Education is the largest system of public schools in the United States, serving about 1.1 million students in over 1,700 Department of Health visited schools.
SchoolFood serves around 850,000 meals to these students each school day. Of these, over 700,000 meals are provided at no charge to the students or their parents. To find out if your child qualifies, simply apply for free or reduced-price meals.
Over the past decade, SchoolFood has made tremendous strides in improving the nutrition and taste of our meals. We are committed to promoting healthy food choices among our students and maintaining high nutritional standards while offering delicious and satisfying menu choices.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more.
STUDENT PARTNERSHIP … [Continue reading...]
At only 16 years old, a junior, in high school, it was on December 11, 2008 when Amanda Suzanne Brownell tried to take her life in a bathroom at Del Mar High School in San Jose, California. This was a result of the bullying, sexual bullying, and cyber bullying she endured through MySpace, Facebook, AIM, and the 3500 text MESSAGES she received the month before her suicide attempt. Amanda, suffered severe brain damage, unable to speak or care for herself.
After almost 4 and 1/2 years Amanda decided that her job here was done. She was hospitalized with pneumonia and seizures on March 13, 2013, while her parents were in Hawaii on vacation. On March 23, Amanda did not want to be poked and squeezed anymore. She was done and did not want any type of medicine or food. There was a family meeting … [Continue reading...]
This summer, Shiang, would like to introduce you to her photo series, including “Waiting Line”, “Catch”, “The Divided”, “The Invisible”, and “Moments in China” and a work in process piece,” Transition”. A couple of her newly developed songs, “Journey of Blurriness”, “Fly Like a Bird”, "Sharing Peace" and " Speak Up Hope" will also be introduced.
Shiang also will share you 20+ peace kites with meaningful and cute drawings from her students in Taiwan, featuring the messages of peace, love, and hope.
Place: 25 East 13th Street, 4F and 5F Lobby
Studio Hours (Shiang will be in the studio during the following hours) (or by appointments)
August 3, Sunday, 4-9pm
August 4, Monday, 4-9pm
August 5, Tuesday, 9:30-11pm
August 6, Wednesday, 4-9pm
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The dynamic 25th Anniversary Edition of a New Age Classic including prefaces by Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou, an 85 page study guide, and website links for further study.
THE SEAT OF THE SOUL. www.seatofthesoul.com
25th Anniversary Edition with a Study Guide
“If there was just one book on this planet that I could recommend that you read, it would be this book, The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav. It has been for me, one of, if not the most powerful book I’ve ever read, except for the bible.”
“I suggest to the new Zukav reader to draw close to share this book with someone who has firm nerve and a wonderful sense of humor because when Zukav’s ideas stop challenging you, you will laugh with the wonderful laughter of the discoverer who has found a new continent.”
—Maya … [Continue reading...]
CUNY The City University of New York. There is a lot of Good News at the newest community college in New York City in decades. We speak to the President, Dr. Scott Evenbeck
Established on September 20, 2011, with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s approval of A Master Plan Amendment, The New Community College at CUNY was the University’s first new community college in more than 40 years. The second community college in Manhattan was inspired by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein’s interest in improving graduation rates for CUNY’s diverse urban students with a wide range of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. “There is no more urgent task in higher education than to find ways to help more community college students succeed,” the Chancellor has said.
The New Community College at CUNY officially … [Continue reading...]
Hundreds of thousands of students at more than 8,000 schools are expected to participate in the 19th annual GLSEN Day of Silence today to raise awareness about the pervasiveness of anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools.
Students will remain silent throughout the school day or during non-instructional time to illustrate the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bias and behavior.
“GLSEN’s Day of Silence has changed me as a person,” said Christin Manus, a 17-year-old high school junior from Dacula, Ga. “When I was a freshman in high school, I was incredibly shy and not quite out of the closet. I found it difficult to love myself and speak out. I came out on Day of Silence that year. People called me fag and slammed me into lockers. Day of Silence is important to me because … [Continue reading...]
NSLI-Y Offers Merit-Based Scholarships for a Summer or an Academic Year Abroad
Approximately 600 scholarships are available for the 2014-15 academic year for American high school students to study language through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. NSLI-Y is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program seeks to increase Americans’ capacity to engage with native speakers of critical languages by providing formal and informal language learning through a study abroad experience, which includes language classes and living in a local community abroad, often with a host family.
Scholarships to participate in summer or academic year programs are available for the study of Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, … [Continue reading...]
WHAT: Students at South Street Elementary School in Newark created an eco-friendly rendition of Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night out of bottle caps. The 8 by 12 foot mural will be on view at the Newark Museum through June 23, 2013. The students will be recognized with a special certificate of achievement at the Museum, with Mayor Cory Booker, and other school and city officials in attendance.
WHEN: April 20, 2013 beginning at 1:30 pm
WHERE: Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark.
RSVP: Please confirm your attendance by April 19 at noon by calling 973.596.6638 or emailing email@example.com
ABOUT THE NEWARK MUSEUM
The Newark Museum is located at 49 Washington Street in the Downtown/Arts District of Newark, New Jersey, just 3 blocks from NJPAC and 10 … [Continue reading...]
Chris Roe, CEO of the California STEM Learning Network, about the California STEM Summit and how CSLNet is working to jumpstart STEM education in California so that all students have access to high quality STEM education.
Christopher Roe is the chief executive office of the California STEM Learning Network (CSLNet), a nonprofit organization working to ensure that California is a national leader in preparing STEM-capable students.
Roe is in charge of overseeing the creation of strategic relationships and collaborating with regional, state and national partners to rapidly scale innovative STEM teaching and learning across K-14 education in order that all students have access to high-quality learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics … [Continue reading...]
8TH GRADERS AT ELVERSON’S TWIN VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL TO MEET "HER"
About 80 eighth-grade students at the Twin Valley Middle School, 770 Clymer Hill Road in Elverson, Chester County, have been talking and studying about her beauty, performance and European flair for several months.
Four teachers at Twin Valley, Rachel Smith, Jon Regino, Donna Kertis and Jennifer George, have been incorporating her unique qualities into their language arts, algebra and science classes as the focus of their studies and curriculum programs.
On May 4, they’ll finally get to see her in person when she comes to the school to meet her admirers. The boys and girls will greet the subject of their studies – the all-new, $229,000 (base price) McLaren MP4-12C supercar, the retail automobile that was designed using … [Continue reading...]
Sheri Sanders is a force of nature and when it comes to succeeding in the pop/rock genre of musical theatre, she wrote the book, literally.
Sheri had 20+ years behind her as an actor when she noticed that rock and pop musicals were beginning to dominate Broadway, so she piloted her very first Rock The Audition class at Pace University. She listened to her new students sing, assigned them all of her favorite hits off the radio, and taught them how to interpret rock songs and bring themselves into the stories that popular music tells.
She began giving master classes all over the country, from colleges to private musical theatre training programs, to teach voice teachers, acting teachers and their students how to style rock music.
Eleven of her current students are on Broadway and 62 of … [Continue reading...]
She is talking about the importance of getting vaccinated. As a former school nurse and now as Executive Director of the National Association of School Nurses, Donna has emphasized the importance of up-to-date immunizations for students, but it’s also important for their families, including adult family members.
It’s the holiday season, a time when families and friends get together and celebrate. Given the time of year and holiday gatherings, you and your loved ones could be in close contact with other people and become exposed to vaccine-preventable diseases, or spread them yourself. Take advantage of the holiday break to check with your healthcare provider to make sure you and your family are up-to-date on your vaccinations to help stay healthy.
NASN is working together with … [Continue reading...]