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The Forum on the Future of Public Education

The Forum on the Future of Public Education strives to bring the best empirical evidence to policymakers and the public.

The Forum draws on a network of premier scholars to create, interpret, and disseminate credible information on key questions facing P-20 education. The Forum pursues original research and facilitates collaboration between researchers and policymakers to examine the pressing issues shaping the future of public education. Key constituencies of the Forum include scholars who influence research, policy and practice; policy makers and policy making bodies at all levels; members of the media who influence public opinion; foundations, organizations, business groups and others who support, criticize and advocate for reform; and citizens who make choices about education for themselves and their children.

America is witnessing a drastic redefinition of the policies and practices associated with “public education.” Too often, discussions around the future of public education are strong on passion but short on actual evidence. The Forum for the Future of Public Education is filing that gap by building a resource of objective, research-based insights on key educational issues. We are establishing an open venue- a true public forum to debate controversial and consequential policy issues that will shape American’s future.

Champaign County Forest Preserve District seeks seasonal educators

Feb 9, 2017, 15:30 by (Fran Bell)

Applications are now being accepted for various seasonal educator positions at the Champaign County Forest Preserve District. Seeking exceptional candidates for the following positions:

Nature Day Camp Educator (Homer Lake Forest Preserve)
Supervise and lead children in various environmental education day camps

Seasonal Naturalist (Homer Lake Forest Preserve)
Teach natural history programs for children grades pre-K to 12 at Forest Preserve sites and in local schools

Campground Naturalist (Middle Fork River Forest Preserve)
Conduct natural history programs for all ages at the campground on weekends throughout the summer

Day Camp Educator (Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve)
Lead Garden, Archaeology, Grand-Prairie Kids, and other summer day camps for children

Garden Program Specialist (Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve)
Implement educational programs related to botany and gardening for all ages

For more details on these and other seasonal positions, visit: