Thursday, June 22, 2017

STAND FOR FULBRIGHT Take action this week!

Take action this week!
Dear Fulbright Alumni and Friends:

Last week, we wrote to you regarding our advocacy campaign, Stand For Fulbright, in opposition to a 47% funding cut to the Fulbright Program. We asked that you make your voice heard — and you have:
  • Over 8,000 petition signatures
  • More than 1,300 letters sent to Senators and Representatives
  • 455 members of both chambers have received at least one constituent letter or phone call — that’s 85% of all members!
  • Over 500 social media posts shared using the hashtag #StandForFulbright, seen by over a million people 
We've also received great press coverage, including this June 8 feature in the Washington Post. 

We are truly grateful for your response and support, and we ask that if you have not yet taken action, you do so now by clicking on the links below.

You know the positive power of Fulbright. You know that it changes lives and keeps America a global leader. You know the world is more peaceful and connected thanks to over 70 years of Fulbright exchanges.

Now imagine it cut in half, its reputation tattered, and the future of the Fulbright Program in doubt. That future could be a reality, as Congress begins considering the proposed 47% cut. You can make a difference by taking action right now. Help us get to 10,000 petition signatures today!

The Fulbright Association is thrilled by the response of members and friends to this campaign. We have heard from many of you that you’re excited to be part of it, standing up for a program you love and respect. That response has been inspiring and powerful. Keep up the momentum and act today — and thank you for joining our Stand for Fulbright.
Help us reach 10,000 petition signatures!
Our campaign will continue throughout the coming months. Here are some ways you can stay involved:
  • Your local chapter is organizing visits to Congressional offices, now and during the August recess. Contact them and join in!
  • Our advocacy platform will remain open all summer — continue sharing it with fellow alumni and supporters.
  • You can support our efforts by making a donation. As a small non-profit, we rely on your help to cover the costs of this campaign.
Registration for our 40th Annual Conference this November is now open — and for the first time in its history, the Conference will include a Fulbright Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Direct contact is an extremely powerful way to show Congressional representatives the impact of the Fulbright Program on their constituents. Visit our website today to register and reserve a room in our Conference hotel.

NABE 2018 proposals closing June 30, 2017

47th Annual NABE Conference
March 1st-March 3rd, 2018
Albuquerque, NM

NABE 2018 Proposal Submission
Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017
NABE is seeking proposals that engage participants in topics related to quality education for DLLs such as:
  • achieving educational equity for DLLs
  • ensuring social justice for DLLs through strong linguistic and academic attainment
  • providing equal educational opportunities for DLLs

NABE uses a peer review process with a panel of over 35 reviewers from across the nation to ensure that all accepted proposals are of the highest quality for our attendees. 

NABE invites all education experts, researchers, authors and successful practitioners with information of interest to submit a proposal. We also encourage multilingual proposals. 
Presentation Strands

Bilingual Education
College/Career ReadinessCommon CoreCommunication/
Cultural CompetenceDual LanguageEarly LearningEducation Reform
English Learners/
ESL Secondary Level
Global Leadership 
and Partnerships
Heritage Language
LeadershipLiteracyMathematicsNative Language
Parental/Family InvolvementProfessional DevelopmentProgram DesignResearch
ScienceSocial StudiesSpecial EducationSTEM
TechnologyWorld Languages

 CLICK HERE to Submit your proposal.
Proposal submission by June 30th, 2017.  
Visit our website for more information!
NABE Conference Office, P.O. Box 1569, Albany, LA 70711