Jim Kelly / Parent Network of WNY Scholarships

Many organizations in Western New York hold conferences for youth with disabilities and /or their family. Often these conferences have a registration fee or additional costs (for example: the cost of lunch or transportation) to attend, which could prevent individuals from attending. The Jim Kelly Parent Network scholarship has been created to help with this.  

Opportunity for Paid Externships Telecommunications

The National Statler Center program is offering full tuition scholarships for those seeking employment training in the demand occupation of customer service representative in a telecommunications center (call center). In addition, graduates of this program are then eligible to receive paid, part-time work experience via a NYS Regional Economic Development Council grant. All work experience

Is Homework Good for Kids? Here’s What the Research Says

Teachers, parents and researchers consider homework’s benefits and limitations As kids return to school, debate is heating up once again over how they should spend their time after they leave the classroom for the day. The no-homework policy of a second-grade teacher in Texas went viral last week, earning praise from parents across the country

ESSA Update

At the end of the tour, the Department released non-regulatory guidance, “Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments,” to help stakeholders make more effective education investments by leveraging relevant, rigorous evidence to improve outcomes for students under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The first part of the document describes steps for using evidence as part