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SERVICE LEARNING ADVANCES February 24 2004
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SERVICE-LEARNING ADVANCES
www.service-learningpartnership.org/SLA
Tuesday February 24 2004


In This Edition
  • From the Chair
    First-Ever Advocacy Strand and Partnership's Annual Meeting at the National Service-Learning Conference
  • New News
    State Farm Launches New Service-Learning Initiative
    John Glenn Institute Call for Service-Learning Scholars
    $3 Million Increase Proposed for Learn and Serve America
  • Policy Briefs
    Democratic Candidates' Positions on Service
    Students in Service to America Initiative
    Support Building for Service-Learning in Missouri
  • Partnership Progress
    Web Chat on Diversity and Equity in Service-Learning
    Former Senator John Glenn Writes to the Next President
  • Editor's Note
    Service-Learning Summer Institues
  • More News
    Announcements and Events
    Funding and Awards
    In Practice and Reader Recommendations


From the Chair

By Anthony Welch

We're looking forward to seeing you at the National Service-Learning Conference in Orlando. The Partnership has organized two exciting opportunities for the conference: a first-ever advocacy strand that includes seven back to back workshops and our third annual meeting entitled The Road Ahead, Our Call to Action.

The advocacy workshops, organized by the Partnership's Advocacy Committee, chaired by Nelda Brown, are described here.

Our annual meeting will be held on March 29, 2004 at 5:30PM, in the Grand Sierra Room B, at the Caribe Royale Resort and Convention Center.

See you there!

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New News

State Farm Launches New Service-Learning Initiative

State Farm Insurance Companies, in collaboration with the National Service-Learning Partnership, seek proposals from K-12 school districts for a three-year initiative to increase and sustain service-learning practice by creating partnerships among schools, businesses and communities. Proposals are due April 16, 2004.
LINK

John Glenn Institute Call for Service-Learning Scholars

With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy at the Ohio State University has established the John Glenn Scholars in Service-Learning. During the next three years, the Institute will recognize 25 scholars whose efforts advance K-12 service-learning. Selection as a scholar includes a $1,000 honorarium. The deadline for applications is March 12, 2004.
LINK

$3 Million Increase Proposed for Learn and Serve America

On February 2, 2004, President Bush released his 2005 budget with a proposed Learn and Serve America appropriation of $46 million. The additional funds will be used to provide service-learning training for educators.
LINK


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Policy Briefs

Democratic Candidates' Positions on Service
Two Democratic presidential candidates, John Edwards and John Kerry, have taken public positions on service and how it relates to K-12 students.
LINK to John Edwards' Statement
LINK to John Kerry's Statement


Students in Service to America Initiative
Students in Service to America Initiative is promoting American history, civics and service in the nation's classrooms. A guidebook and CD ROM are available for adults interested in supporting service-learning.
LINK

Support Building for Service-Learning in Missouri
On February 10, 2004, a hearing took place in the Missouri state legislature before the Senate Education Committee proposing legislation supporting K-12 service-learning. If the bill passes, Missouri will join the short list of states with service and service-learning policies.
LINK to Missouri State Senate
LINK to Missouri House of Representatives

Michigan Lawmaker Doug Hart Honored
Representative Doug Hart received the President‚s Award from the Michigan Parent Teacher Student Association. Representative Hart spearheaded the creation of the Michigan House Civic Commission, considered to be a national model by service-learning advocates in Michigan.
LINK


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Partnership Progress

Web Chat on Diversity and Equity in Service-Learning

Maintaining diversity and equity is as much of a challenge in service-learning as in other areas of American life. Join Dr. Verna Simmons and Wokie Weah of the National Youth Leadership Council and Dr. Pamela Toole of the Compass Institute for this web chat on February 25 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time. To join the chat, click here.

Former Senator John Glenn Writes to the Next President

National Service-Learning Commission member Dr. Carl Glickman launched his book Letters to the Next President at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on February 24, 2004. It includes a letter from the National Commission‚s chair, Senator John Glenn. The Partnership‚s board chair, Anthony Welch, was on hand to emphasize the Partnership‚s role in extending the work of the National Commission.

LINK



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Editor's Note

A number of service-learning institutes are planned for this summer. Look for information in the March 2004 issue of Service-Learning Advances.

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More News

This month's announcements, events, funding, awards, practice resources and reader recommendations.
LINK


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This Service-Learning Advances is supported with funding
from the State Farm Companies Foundation.



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