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 The “Impact of Giving Back” Contest

 filmFrom now through January 20, submissions are open for the second White House Student Film Festival. The theme of this year’s festival is The Impact of Giving Back, and it’s open to U.S. students, grades K-12.

Students can tell their stories about paying it forward, about community service, or what making a difference looks like in their eyes and through their lens. It can be a fictional story or a short documentary, so break out the lights, write a script, get the camera ready, and show us your passion for service and giving back. Go the White House Film Festival website for more details.

The official selections will be featured on the White House website, and shared across the world on White House sites and official social media accounts. Winners may have a chance to attend the film festival at the White House!

Graduation is a completion and a new beginning.  If you have students in your programs graduating in December please, before they go, ask them to create a 10 second to two minute recording or a brief paragraph or two about how alternative education has supported them and/or changed the direction of their lives in a positive way.  Their personal input.  Remember, our students are our greatest resources.

We MUST have permission to publish them if we are to share them publicly.

Also, any photos of our students, especially our Seniors would be OH SO GREAT!!!  Those can be emailed to Vicki Brown at vbrown@arkaltdu.org.  Please remember to include the name of the students, event name, (if applicable), and most of all, the name of the ALE program and school.

2014 Day At The Capitol

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On February 20, 2014 Alternative Education teachers, administrators and students were honored at the capitol in Little Rock for their achievements not only in academics, but also in community involvement and service.

Parents and family members were also invited to watch the students meet their Representatives and Governor Beebe and receive various awards. Read More....

AAAE Calendar
NAEA 2015 Conference

NAEA Annual Conference

March 26-29, 2015
Sawgrass Marriott
1000 PGA Tour Blvd.
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Check the NAEA Website for more information.

ADE News

Understanding it to improve it :Youth panel on social and emotional learning

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Madison ALE students went to the Children's Museum in Memphis on May 16th. Twenty-six students from first through eighth grade, past and present ALE students, were permitted to attend. This Trip was funded by a grant from Target through Scholarship America. The student learned about Banking, Railroad Crossing safety, Fire safety, and they had fun at the various activity stations for the students.

Listening to the Whole At-Risk Student
Insightful blog by Stephen Sroka.

Many at-risk students in schools are crying out for help with their real-life issues, yet many educators respond with an emphasis on academic proficiency skills. With today's stress on academic achievement at all costs with little regard for the mental, social, physical, emotional, or spiritual aspects of the whole student, many teachers teach tests and not students. Students become grade-point averages and not people.
Read full article here.

Blogging is a great way to share your own thoughts, experiences, and ideas with others in your field, and publications such as Whole Child Education offer just such an opportunity.

AIE Mini-Grants
Money is still available for the AIE mini grant program.

The AIE Mini-Grants are available for programs happening October 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014. The deadline is on-going until the money is allocated; applications will be reviewed in-house and will be funded on a first-come basis.

You can learn more by visiting the Arkansas Arts Council webpage.

AAAE Day at the Capitol

Feb. 19, 2015 will the day Alternative Education is honored at the Capitol in Little Rock. Please plan on joining us!
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