Archive for April, 2005

Selnet News 2005: Submitted by Elizabeth Manning

April 22, 2005

SELNET-ASCD RGV writes Download PDF of 2005 SELNET News Letter

For the past 3 years VALIANT, etc. has been pleased to host ASCD SELNET. They will soon have their own website and will be moving information there. When that occurs we will maintain what is already here, but will inform our readers of the move.


“The recent preoccupation of the nation with reshaping academics and raising academic performance has all but overpowered a task of equally vital importance—educating our young people to become engaged members of their communities as citizens…. Citizenship in the American tradition is more than a status conferred. It has always aspired to the much higher level of personal participation, and is a continuing affirmation of the role of the self in self-government. But citizenship in the American tradition also carries with it the expectation that we will both enlarge its boundaries and pass it on to our children. We appeal to all Americans to broaden our concept of public education to embrace civic learning and engagement.”

from Restoring the Balance Between Academics and Civic Engagement in Public Schools, a policy initiative directed by the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) and The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Download the Report at