Monthly archive January, 2011

News events this week remind nation of the importance of education and good teachers

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair President Obama’s State of the Union address and the 25th anniversary of the Challenger tragedy both were reminders of the importance of education and key role of teachers in having quality education. If you heard the State of the Union address, you know that one of President Obama’s...

JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission collects stories from student media that have made a difference in their communities

Mentors: I’m sharing an announcement from Jane Blystone that you may want to discuss with your mentees. by Jane Blystone JEA Student Press Rights Commission member Is there a story your student media outlet has published that has made a difference in your community?  If so, we would like to consider your story for  publication. The Journalism...

Two JEA mentee ‘graduates’ named as JEA Rising Stars

by Linda Barrington JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair I just saw Bradley Wilson’s e-mail that the JEA website has posted the new recipients of the Rising Star Award.  I quickly went to check to see who they were, and two of the 15 are JEA Mentee “graduates.” Congratulations to Erica Rickard and Melanie Huynh-Duc. Erica Rickard, Newton (Kan.)...

JEA mentors should encourage their mentees to apply for Reynolds High School Journalism Institute

by Georgia and Wayne Dunn JEA Mentors (Ohio) We want to urge JEA mentors to encourage their mentees to apply for the Reynolds High School Journalism Institute for high school journalism teachers. The postmark deadline is March 1. The program offers an intensive two-week all-expenses-paid workshop (including transportation, room, and board). Instruction is based on the core...