April 2011

In a recent Huffington Post article, Ed Gragert, Executive Director of iEARN-USA (International Education and Research Network), makes the case for the importance of international interaction and education for installing global competency in American youth.

The Washington Post published an article this morning focused on the persistence of some federal programs that have been targeted for funding cuts, but that have “survived, again and again, thanks to powerful lobbies or high-placed patrons in Congress.”

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Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 04/15/11.

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► The Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) recently posted on its website the biography of the new Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Professional and Cultural Exchanges Ms. Lee Satterfield.

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On April 26, the Department of State published in the Federal Register an interim-final rule revising the regulations for the Summer Work/Travel program. The rule carries a 60-day public comment period, and takes effect July 15.

The Department’s case for the need for new regulations and for moving directly to an interim-final rule includes the following points:

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In her remarks at the Exchange 2.0 Summit on Tuesday, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith McHale spoke about the “peace-building power of intercultural understanding” and stressed the need for integrating connective technologies into the U.S.’ exchange efforts.

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 04/22/11.

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Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with a group of secondary school students and teachers from Bosnia and Herzegovina who are currently participating in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ 12th annual delegation of the Youth Leadership Program.

► On April 26, the Department of State published in the Federal Register an interim-final rule revising the regulations for the Summer Work/Travel program. The rule carries a 60-day comment period and takes effect July 15.

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