2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools

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Link to 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools press release
ED announced 337 winners of the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Schools award, based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement.

Raising Awareness about Disability Rights

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Link to Raising Awareness about Disability Rights blog post
National Council on Disability Executive Director Rebecca Cokley shares what she thinks are the most important messages for young people with disabilities to hear. The "Know It 2 Own It" campaign encourages Americans to learn more about the disability rights movement.

Preparing for Disasters

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Link to Preparing for Disasters blog post
National PrepareAthon Day is September 30. Take action and help your family, community and school prepare for responding to an earthquake, flood, hurricane, tornado, wildfire or winter storm.

Preschool Development Grants

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Link to Preschool Development Grants homepage
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services have announced a new, $250 million grant competition to expand the reach of high-quality preschool. All states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico are eligible to apply by Oct. 14.
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Link to http://studentaid.ed.gov/
Navigate the financial aid process and make informed decisions about paying for college.
 
Link to Budget 2015 Information
The 2015 budget request reflects the President's strong belief that education is a vital investment in the nation's economic competitiveness and in its communities.
 
link to Seasons blog post
With the arrival of fall, spark your kids' interest in some seasonal-related activities from the U.S. Forest Service, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and more.