CFK Weekly - August 29, 2005

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August 29 , 2005

NEW ON CONNECTFORKIDS.ORG
**What Grows from Groundwater?
**We Sift, So You Don’t Have To
**NCLB Not for Me
**Latest CFK Blog Headlines
**Take Action!

NEW ON CONNECTFORKIDS.ORG

**What Grows from Groundwater?
Groundwater might not sound like the most exciting source for learning. But thanks to new efforts led by Lincoln, Nebraska’s Groundwater Foundation, hundreds of kids nationwide are getting interested in the environment and working to protect it. Robert Capriccioso reports.
http://www.connectforkids.org/node/3358

**We Sift, So You Don’t Have To
Each week, CFK sifts through an enormous amount of information so we can point child advocates, educators, parents and others to the most up-to-date news, research and advocacy information. Join the CFK Weekly community by subscribing today, and view our latest edition online.
http://www.connectforkids.org/newsletters/cfk_weekly

**NCLB Not for Me
This week, we present the fourth and final winning essay from Connect for Kids' essay contest, "Speak Out, Let Your Voice Be Heard." Learn how 17-year-old Lisa Dolasinski of Boardman, OH addressed the question of what President Bush should know when making decisions that affect young people's lives.
http://www.connectforkids.org/node/3357

**Latest CFK Blog Headlines

KODA Comics
A Kids-Eye View of Imaginary Friends
Supporting Indian Youth Journalists
Extra Credit, Extra Headaches
http://www.connectforkids.org/blog

**Take Action!
Remember to check out CFK’s Action Central throughout the week to find time-sensitive action alerts and funding announcements, along with a look at what child advocates are involved with on the national level.
http://www.connectforkids.org/action_central

The Weekly will return in full force next Tuesday, September 6. Thanks for keeping up the hard work for children and families!

Caitlin

Caitlin Johnson, Senior Writer, and the Connect for Kids team