Recognizing Green Schools on Earth Day

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Link to Recognizing Green Schools on Earth Day press release
The 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Award winners demonstrate effective, innovative ways to reduce environmental impact, promote better health, and engage students in hands-on STEM learning.

Mars Virtual Field Trip

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Link Mars Virtual Field Trip site
Join the State Department, NASA and students worldwide for a special lesson on Mars rovers and engagement with NASA experts, on Friday, April 25 from 2 PM to 3 PM ET. This virtual event is part of the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival.

Preventing Child Abuse

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Link to Preventing Child Abuse blog post
Educators play an important role in preventing, identifying and responding to child abuse. Promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families in your community with resources from the Departments of Education, Justice, and Health and Human Services.

Increasing Preparedness in Your Community

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Link to Increasing Preparedness in Your Community site
Participate in the first America's PrepareAthon National Day of Action on April 30. Organize a community event to prepare for specific hazards through drills, group discussions and exercises. Sign up and learn more at Ready.gov/prepare.
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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.
 
Celebrate Earth Day
April 22 is Earth Day. Encourage your kids to be environmental stewards with ideas from FREE (Federal Registry for Educational Excellence).