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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fee or No Fee? What's up with NAAS Awards?

There appears to be some confusion about NAAS Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards in turns of processing fees or application fees. Specifically, IS THERE A PROCESSING FEE FOR ANY NAAS Award?? I want a straight answer!! Ok. The answer to this question is very simple. However, it needs clarification because of the different methods of requesting and receiving application forms and the need to minimize costs accordingly.

Students who have signed up to receive NAAS Scholarship Text Alerts will receive free access to NAAS Award application forms, a complimentary NAAS Subscriber ID and they pay no fees as long as the application is submitted digitally. However, if they have no Institutional NAAS Subscriber ID and submit their forms via U.S. mail then a fee will accrue.

Students who have registered their name and mailing address, and email address with National Academy of American Scholars will receive free access to NAAS Award application forms, a complimentary NAAS Subscriber ID and they pay no fees as long as the application is submitted digitally. However, if they have no Institutional NAAS Subscriber ID and submit their forms via U.S. mail then a fee will accrue.

Students of NAAS Subscriber ID schools are not subject to any fee(s) regardless of the mode or manner of application submission or requests.

Therefore, the answer is very simple. Submit your forms online and pay no fees; or, submit applications via the U.S. mail and pay a fee. Is that a simple explanation?? I think so. I hope so. Good luck!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grants

Learning Forward has received a $999,795.00 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to further its efforts in providing support to states adopting and implementing Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The grant will also support Learning Forward to create iPD (innovative professional development) technology and to continue its work in creating a statewide, comprehensive professional learning system to support educators as they implement CCSS and new student assessments.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Teachers Want More Access to Classroom Tech

PBS LearningMedia announced today findings from a national survey of teachers grades pre-K-12 that sheds light on the rising role of technology in America's classrooms, as well as barriers teachers face to accessing the "right" digital resources. Ninety-one percent of teachers surveyed reported having access to computers in their classrooms, but only one-in-five (22 percent) said they have the right level of technology. Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of teachers cited budget as the biggest barrier to accessing tech in the classroom. In low-income communities, this is an even greater challenge as 70 percent of teachers reported it as the greatest obstacle

Monday, February 13, 2012

Directory of Scholarships and Financial-Aid
National Academy of American Scholars is building the World's Largest database of free Scholarship and financial-aid listings. There will be no requirement to register ANY user name or password. Simply stay tuned to NAAS.ORG for details.
Please make sure that you explore the NAAS.ORG website for great deals.
NAAS Scholarship and Financial-Aid Directory

Over $1 million worth of financial-aid is sponsored by
National Academy of American Scholars
Visit NAAS.ORG and explore our financial-aid

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Text SCHOLARSHIPS TO 99000 for NAAS Applications by...

Text SCHOLARSHIPS to 99000 to receive
NAAS Platinum,Gold,Silver, Bronze, NAAS-II applications via the U.S. mail
Do you need NAAS Award applications via the U.S. mail?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Digitial Classroom by National Academy of American Scholars

According to the findings from a national survey (PBS LearningMedia) of teachers grades pre-K-12, American students and administrators are relying upon the rising role of technology in America's classrooms. This dependence has its blessings and shortcomings.

National Academy of American Scholars predicts that the Digital Classroom will arrive by 2020. As America moves towards this Digital Classroom, the need to hire qualified teachers will increase, and place further strains on the education budget. Certain sectors of Corporate America, meanwhile, will reap the awards of the iPads, tablet books, mobile classroom, etc.

What teachers and administrators, face, however, is the choice between accessing the "right" digital resources. And, what platform will prevail? Android or iOS. Ninety-one percent of teachers surveyed reported having access to computers in their classrooms, but only one-in-five (22 percent) said they have the right level of technology. Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of teachers cited budget as the biggest barrier to accessing tech in the classroom.

National Academy of American Scholars is a merit-based sponsor of financial-aid, scholarships, and grants. We are at the fore-front of change. We no longer emphasize that students write to us a standard letter and send a Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope to receive our literature. We simple use the NAAS short code of 99000 and students whom have the keyword know what to do. In low-income communities, however, technology is an even greater challenge. 70 percent of teachers reported it as the greatest obstacle. To reach these students, we recommend that administrators of these schools ensure that they remain on the official NAAS Mailing list. Although we discourage it, we realize that there is still a large subset of students who are reliant upon the U.S. Mail system. We recommend that the respective state Education Departments survey their respective students and parents and find the right mix of technology and old-school methods to better serve the classroom.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Update: 2012 NAAS Platinum, Gold,Silver, Bronze Applications

Hello. If you purchased any single NAAS Award Application forms on the deadline date of February 01st, 2012 of the XXII term, please note that you probably received old forms that do not reflect the current data for the XXIII term.

Updated forms have been uploaded to the NAAS Server to reflect our Los Angeles, CA office, and the most recent application instructions.

Also, the all-purpose NAAS form is the NAAS Multi-Media Packet Applications (Form 0028) because it contains the NAAS Platinum,Gold,Silver, Bronze, and NAAS-II Applications on a single 8.5 by 11 inch paper. The costs of this static packet for non-subscribers is just $4.99. However, if you are an NAAS Institutional Subscriber, your subscription allows you to receive the interactive/dynamic version, which is easier, and much faster to complete.

Students may use the school NAAS Institutional Subscriber ID to avoid any processing/administrative fee(s) if the forms are sent via U.S. mail.

The dynamic version may be transmitted via email,fax, online, or printed and sent via U.S. mail. The dynamic version allows for pause, wait, and resume of editing and it can be saved during any phase of its completion for later editing.