The National University System (NUS), which offers the nation's fastest-growing PreK-6 social emotional learning (SEL) program—Sanford Harmony—today announced a new partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (Healthier Generation), a national nonprofit that empowers kids to develop lifelong healthy habits. The partnership will focus on building awareness of the integral role social emotional learning plays in a child's overall health and academic success through the promotion of Sanford Harmony to Healthier Generation's extensive network of more than 42,000 schools and 3,500 youth-serving organizations. Healthier Generation and NUS, together, will provide much-needed support to teachers and schools while generating nationwide momentum for the importance of SEL in bolstering the physical, emotional, and mental health of young people.
City University of Seattle is offering a credit alignment program for banking employees that substantially reduces the cost and time to complete a business degree. Through a unique partnership with the ABA's regional association, City University of Seattle is providing university credit for forms of banking education provided by the Washington Bankers Association (WBA). The credit alignment program aligns with the University's mission to support workforce development through education.
Former San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, a 35-year law enforcement veteran, has been named a Chancellor appointee serving in the capacity of a public safety and leadership consultant for the private, nonprofit National University. In her new role, Zimmerman will guest lecture on leadership topics, collaborate with faculty and law enforcement officials nationwide to inform public safety related curriculum, and contribute to teaching at National University, which has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for having among the Top 20 Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice programs in the nation.
National University, which is identifying new degree pathways aligned with workforce development and industry demands, such as incorporating prior learning experiences, is making its degree programs even more attainable and cost-effective for public safety employees by applying credit earned through state-approved training academies. By incorporating prior academy education, the length of time to obtain a degree from the private, nonprofit university and the cost of a degree are substantially reduced.
The private, nonprofit National University System is pleased to announce the addition of its newest affiliate member Northcentral University (NCU), a leader in online graduate degrees with an innovative "one-to-one" teaching model. The addition of NCU reinforces the National University System's historic commitment to advancing educational opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds, including adult learners, as the demand for advanced-degree holders in the workforce continues to grow. It also represents a significant expansion of the National University System's academic offerings from pre-college to the doctoral level.
In recognition of inspirational teaching nationwide, 51 teachers around the country – representing each state and the District of Columbia - have been named recipients of the first-ever National University System-Sanford Teacher Award. The teachers each receive $10,000 for demonstrating their commitment to creating inspirational and harmonious classrooms that support student development and achievement. The award is in the name of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, who is committed to supporting inspiring teaching nationwide through PreK-12 programs that are being expanded nationally by the National University System. Each of today's teacher recipients qualify for a chance to be recognized as the national winner of the Sanford Teacher Award, which will be named in early 2019.
The Sanford Teacher Award competition, which concludes Nov. 1, will award the top inspirational teacher in each state with $10,000, with the exception of one top teacher who will be named a national winner and receive a grand award of $50,000. As part of the outreach activities, kindergarten teacher Nicole Lopez, of P.S. 282 in Brooklyn, was recognized today for being one of five inaugural Sanford Teacher Award recipients identified for their commitment to creating inspirational and harmonious classrooms that support student development and achievement.
To celebrate the Sanford Teacher Award launch, Dizon was surprised with a $10,000 cash award after being recognized as representing the key characteristics of inspiring teaching that are central to the Sanford Teacher Award. Surprise celebrations were previously held in honor of the other inaugural award recipients in Los Angeles, Dallas and San Diego, and the final inaugural award recipient will be honored in New York City next week. As an inaugural Sanford Teacher Award recipient, Dizon was chosen for his dedication to creating a supportive classroom culture for students by emphasizing mutual respect and acceptance through engaging social emotional learning curriculum.
In recognition of teachers who inspire students to achieve their greatest potential, National University System has launched the first annual Sanford Teacher Award, a half-million dollar award campaign to honor 50 of the nation's top inspiring PreK-12 teachers. Angela Karem, a transitional kindergarten teacher at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in San Diego County’s Chula Vista Elementary School District, is among five inaugural Sanford Teacher Award recipients who have demonstrated a commitment to creating inspirational and harmonious classrooms that support student development and achievement. The Sanford Teacher Award will award the top inspirational teacher in each state with $10,000, with the exception of one top teacher who will be named a national winner and receive a grand award of $50,000.
In recognition of teachers who inspire students to achieve their greatest potential, National University System has launched the first annual Sanford Teacher Award, a half-million dollar award campaign to honor 50 of the nation's top inspiring PreK-12 teachers. Shannon Kline, a 2nd grade teacher at Anson Jones Elementary School with the Dallas Independent School District, is among five inaugural Sanford Teacher Award recipients who have demonstrated a commitment to creating inspirational and harmonious classrooms that support student development and achievement.