The United States Forum of Key Women Educators
Celebrate Public Schools Week
The United States Forum of Key Women Educators joins national education groups representing principals, superintendents, teachers, parents and other civic organizations for Public Schools Week, March 12-16, 2018, which celebrates the achievements that our public schools are making in this country and the critical roles they play in developing future generations of successful students.
As part of Public Schools Week, 50 national organizations will introduce a joint statement in support of public education on March 15 to promote the positive impact public schools have on our nation’s young people and the communities in which they live. To maintain this momentum, Members of Congress supporting this movement will share success stories about the schools and students from their respective districts.
“Communities are stronger and schools are better when we work in unison to support them and the axis of that support is public education,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA, The American Association of School Administrators. “There is no better time than now to speak out about the outstanding contributions made by our public schools. With the mounting changes in the education landscape, Public Schools Week creates a platform for Americans to express their feelings toward public school systems and why their success is a key determinant when it comes to our country’s future.”
The United States Forum of the DKG Society of Key Women Educators identifies major issues and legislation affecting women, children, and education. Members will meet in DC from March 18-21 for their National Legislative Seminar. Events include a day on the Hill to advocate for legislation to promote a positive impact on education and public schools. #publicschools
Elizabeth I. Tarner, Ed.D.
Principal, Tarner and Associates, Inc.
Training in Communication, Leadership, and Management
The 365 portion of the DKG app is now ready. The announcement is on the rotator of the DKG homepage. Clicking on the image will direct members to the instructions and information for downloading and using the APP. Access the app yourself and spread the word. Do it now and then forward this message to your chapter and your state!
Words of the announcement from HQ:
From the DKG Website:
We are happy to share a new endeavor coming out of headquarters! A small team of staff members has redesigned the DKG app and just launched it for all members. This app is with a new company, Gather Digital, and will completely replace the old one. It will have two parts to it to serve different purposes:
Part 1: 365- This part will give members basic information, news, updates, etc. that they would normally go to the website to find, but in a format more accessible than the website on their portable devices. It will be relevant and up to date year round, and only available to members.
Part 2: Conventions- This part will serve as a reference tool to members for DKG conventions and, ultimately, for conferences. It will include maps, schedules, speakers, discussion boards, etc. to help members feel more connected and informed on events, whether they are in attendance or not.
**Note that the convention side is in the process of being developed and will be launched once International Convention has been fully planned. You will only be accessing the 365 part of the app at this time.
Download and Log In Instructions:
The app is free to download and password protected. Once you have accessed the app, you will be prompted to login. Please use the email that the DKG has on file for you, then push the 'Email Password' button. You'll receive an email walking you through how to establish the password of your choosing. Once completed, login to the app with your email address and new password and explore! Navigate using the Menu button (3 horizontal lines) in the upper left corner.
To get the Delta Kappa Gamma 365 mobile app :
• iPhone and iPad users--search “DKG 365” or “Delta Kappa Gamma" on the Apple App Store.
• Android users--search “DKG365” or “Delta Kappa Gamma" on the Google Play Store.
• Blackberry, Windows, laptops--go to this address on your smart phones or computer browsers (omit www): https://dkg.gatherdigital.com
Thanks! We hope you use and enjoy the mobile app!
Report from the recent meeting at the UN
H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajcak, President of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, met with various NGOs on Oct. 7th at the UN. He answered questions from the attendees and spoke about his priorities for the UN. They are the SDGs, which he hopes to promote by making them "commercially attractive." One cannot always ask for donations; one must engage business in the UN goals.
Another priority is migration, for which there is no legal framework, as there is for refugees. Of course, the top priority is peace - stopping wars, as well as preventing them while respecting human rights.
Mr. Lajcak cited the emphases made by all the member delegations at the September UN session. These were the SDGs, climate, migration, terrorism and nuclear weapons. He also mentioned the forthcoming study of Water, as a natural and political force. That study will start on March 3, 2018.
The NGOs asked about their lack of access to UN meetings, especially in light of Mr. Lajcak's statement that they are the eyes and contacts on the ground for UN programs. There was no immediate answer to this inquiry.
Submitted by Dr. Ruth A. Nielsen
DKG UN rep and CTAUN officer
Just to let you know that CTAUN's next conference will be on Friday, April 6th, 2018 at the UN Hdqtrs. in NYC. The topic will be "Stepping Up to Protect the World's Children." Fees will remain the same - $65 for adults, $30 for students with special reduced group rates. (Next year the conference will not be in Jan.)
There will be a Poster Competition, an Excellence in Education Award and a Global Citizenship Award. There is more information at www.teachun.org.
We are also working on Guidelines for CTAUN conferences held outside of the UN, e.g. in Oklahoma, Georgia, etc. Often DKG members in these other states attend those conferences.
(I am continuing as CTAUN Treas. and InfoFair, chair)
Note: Angela Belmont is our new UN Liaison
Here is the latest copy of the Presidents' Page from international Find all sorts of useful information:
Attached is our summer edition of The Curriculum of Hope for a Peaceful World Newsletter
(Attachment) As you are aware, there are many controversies facing us today. While we are individually taking stands on these, Delta Kappa Gamma, as a nonprofit, must remain neutral. Therefore, the attached document explains in more detail this neutral position. Please read and pass along to chapters and anyone else in DKG who may need this information.
2016 - 2018 International Communications & Publicity Committee