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A list of guest panelists on the October 2002 Education News Parents Can Use
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Resources and publications for parents and schools
This U.S. Department of Education site offers a comprehensive selection of on-line resources, publications, and websites on various safety topics including, drug abuse prevention, violence prevention, and healthy schools.
NCMEC serves as the nation's resource center for child protection. NCMEC's services include providing assistance to parents, children, law enforcements, schools and the community in recovering missing children. In addition, NCMEC raises public awareness about ways to help prevent child abduction, molestation and sexual exploitation. The site includes many resources for parents and communities.
The Institute helps to generate, share, and apply the research foundation for youth, family, and community development. Work at INFL starts from the premises that strong communities support strong families and vice-versa, and that both are necessary for healthy development of children and youth.
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a multilevel school-based program designed to prevent or reduce bullying in elementary, middle, and junior high schools (students 6-15 years old). The model includes helping school staff and parents identify and intervene with bullies and their victims; classroom activities; and school wide anti-bullying activities.
National Parent Information Network
The National Parent Information Network (NPIN) is a project of the ERIC system, which is administered by the National Library of Education. The mission of NPIN is to provide access to research-based information about the process of parenting, and about family involvement in education. The site features a Virtual Library, the Parents AskERIC question-answering service and the PARENTING-L electronic discussion list.
The Spring Grove School District is a semi-rural school district located near York, Pennsylvania. The district has successfully implemented the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and has an exemplarily commitment to all safety issues. The Spring Grove Intermediate School, grades 5 and 6, has been successful in implementing the comprehensive bullying intervention program.
The Achiever is a biweekly electronic newsletter published by the U.S. Department of Education that contains news and articles on education reform, tips for parents and teachers, and resources related to No Child Left Behind.
No Child Left Behind
The No Child Left Behind official web site provides resources and information to help answer questions about the new education law signed by President Bush on January 8, 2002.
No Child Left Behind--For Parents
On this site the U.S. Department of Education offers information about school choice, supplemental services, testing and accountability, as well as parenting tips on reading and homework.
Ann Scofield is the Manager of the Project ALERT program, at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The program offers technical assistance to law enforcement agencies to help resolve long-term missing children cases. She is a 26-year veteran of law enforcement, retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Prior to her position with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Ms. Scofield taught Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure for the Brea School of Business Law and also served as a Supervising Fraud Investigator for the California Attorney General's office for several years.
Susan Limber is the Associate Director of the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life and Associate Professor of Psychology at Clemson University. Dr. Limber is a developmental psychologist whose research and writing have focused on youth violence, including bullying among children, child protection, and children's rights. She has also directed the first wide-scale implementation and evaluation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in the United States and has co-authored the Blueprint for the Bullying Prevention Program. In recent years, she has consulted with numerous schools around the country on the reduction of bullying among school children.
Bill Modzeleski is the Director of the U.S. Department of Education's Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program. In his position, Mr. Modzeleski is involved in the design and development of drug, alcohol and violence prevention programs, and activities that affect school health-related issues. He also assisted in the design of the Safe Schools Act of 1994. Prior to his current position, Mr. Modzeleski served as Executive Director of the National Commission on Drug-Free Schools and has 25 years of experience at the local and Federal levels in criminal and juvenile justice.
Donna Hake is the director of pupil services at the Spring Grove Area School District in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. The district first implemented the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program at the intermediate school (grades 5 and 6) and is now being implemented at all grade levels. Ms. Hake is a seasoned educator, and an expert on crisis planning and safety issues.
Diane Powell is the director of student intervention services for the District of Columbia Public Schools. Notable among her duties and assignments, Dr. Powel is responsible for implementing the Peaceable Schools Initiative, a systemic effort instituted to reduce violence and create safe, secure schools and the Parent-Centered Support Program, an effort designed to build safe and drug-free communities by providing direct support to families. As a result of these and other initiatives, incidents of school violence in the DC Public Schools have shown significant declines.