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Stop Bullying Video Challenge—Win up to $2,000

§ August 17th, 2012 § Filed under Computers and Technology, Current Events, High School, Middle School § No Comments

Students can help end bullying in schools and communities across the nation by participating in the Stop Bullying Video Challenge. Youth ages 13-18 are invited to create a 30 to 60 second video that will motivate their peers to prevent bullying and promote an environment where kindness and respect matters. The video's focus should be on how youth can be more than a bystander.

The contest is hosted by The Federal Partners for Bullying Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration. One grand prize winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize and their video will be featured on the Stop Bullying website. Two honorable mention winners will receive a $500 cash prize and their videos will be featured online as well.

Submissions are being accepted now through October 14, 2012. Visit the Stop Bulling Challenge website for complete information.

Boston Students Play Key Role in UMass/Herald Debate

§ August 10th, 2012 § Filed under Current Events, High School, Middle School § No Comments

Photos by Chuck Burton and Josh Reynolds

Boston Public School students will gain real-world political experience as they participate in events in preparation for U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren’s televised debate on Oct. 1.

The more than 600 student members of the Boston Debate League have a chance to take part in mock debates that will be available on, and will attend a UMass-Lowell/Herald Debate that will be broadcast on television.

Read the full Boston Herald article Boston kids to play key role in UMass/Herald debate here.

Today- Live Webcast with Ben Bernanke to Discuss Financial Education

§ August 7th, 2012 § Filed under Current Events, Elementary School, High School, Math, Middle School § No Comments

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will address educators in Washington, D.C., and nationwide via video conference, on August 7, 2012. His live message for teachers will focus on the need for personal financial education in the wake of the recent financial crisis. After his remarks, Chairman Bernanke will take questions from K-12 and post-secondary educators of economics, personal finance, and related disciplines, who will be gathered at Federal Reserve Bank offices across the country.

The event takes place from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 7, 2012.

Watch the online webcast of the event at Leaving the Board. Twitter users can also follow the Federal Reserve Board's feed, @FederalReserve, and join the discussion about the event by using the hashtag: #FedTownHall.