Monday, April 7, 2008

Relay For Life Looking For Cancer Survivors
The American Cancer Society of Fayette County and the Relay for Life Organizing Committee is searching for local cancer survivors who would like to participate in this year's Relay For Life event and attend the pre-event Survivor Dinner.

An article we linked to on our Georgia Education blog. Well worth reading!
States to Adopt Uniform Standards on High School Graduation Data
( - Education Secretary Margaret Spellings says the states must start using the same formula in calculating how many students graduate from high school on time and how many drop out. Spellings said the graduation data will be made public so people can compare how students of every race, background and income level are performing. "One reason that the high school dropout crisis is known as the "silent epidemic" is that the problem is frequently masked or minimized by inconsistent and opaque data reporting systems," Spellings said in an April 1 speech....

Volunteers Needed to Participate in Evaluating Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (GCCA) in collaboration with the Medical University of South Carolina is looking for 130 adults who work with children and youth from schools, faith-based organizations or youth-serving organizations to help evaluate “Stewards of Children,” a child sexual abuse prevention training program for adults.

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