Deadline to register for ACT is Jan. 6

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Deadline to register for ACT is Jan. 6

The next ACT achievement test will be administered on Feb. 7. Students must register by Jan. 6.

There is a late registration deadline of Jan. 7 -16, with an extra fee for late registration. Students may register online at, or registration forms can be picked up at high school counseling offices.

The cost is $31 for the traditional ACT and $46 for the ACT Plus Writing.

A list of schools that require the writing test can be found at ACT scores are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities across the United States.

The ACT Web site, , has information, free sample tests and inexpensive test prep materials.

Apply for history seminars

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History will sponsor 40 one-week teacher enrichment seminars across the U.S. and England for educators at every level.

Applications are due by Feb. 15.

Participants in the competitive application seminars will receive a $400 stipend, books and room and board.

The institute’s seminars offer participants the chance to study American history with leading scholars of the field. Participants work with professors to deepen their knowledge of topics from the Colonial Era through modern times.

Applications must be submitted electronically. See

Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History promotes the study and love of American history.

Nominate science educators for award

Washington State LASER, a program of the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, is accepting nominations for its Science Champions: Science Education Advocacy Awards through Jan. 20.

The award recognizes individuals, organizations or teams who show exceptional support and advocacy for science education in the state of Washington.

This includes, but is not limited to promoting the importance of science education to the public, seeking out new participants in science education; seeking out new investors in science education and enabling others to act in the interests of science education.

See for information and deadlines, and for nomination procedures

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