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Teaching Tolerance Launches 12th Annual National Mix It Up at Lunch Day

The Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance program will launch the 12th annual National Mix It Up at Lunch Day today with more than 6,000 schools expected to participate nationwide. The event encourages students to sit with someone new in the cafeteria for just one day. Read More »

K12 Inc. Honors Six School Districts for Innovative Use of Online Learning

K12 Inc. honored six school districts that have transformed education for their students through innovative online programs. The winners of the K12® 2013 Transformation Award were each selected for a transformative practice that resulted in improving the overall effectiveness, efficiency, and success of online learning, ultimately leading to improved student outcomes. Read More »

Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Search for Next Class of STEM Educators

The Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education, along with their partner Oak Ridge Associated Universities, have announced they will begin accepting applications for the 2014 Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs) and Siemens STEM Institute programs two months early. Educators from across the country can submit an application to attend one of the prestigious professional development programs Read More »

High School Teams Receive Lemelson-MIT InvenTeamâ„¢ Grant for Invention Projects

The Lemelson-MIT Program provides a select group of high school students with the opportunity to show what is possible in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); areas known to play a significant role in boosting the economy. Today, the Lemelson-MIT Program is awarding 15 teams of high school students up to $10,000 each in grant funding as part of its 2013-2014 InvenTeam initiative. Read More »

Edgenuity Announces Second Annual Video Contest

Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, is encouraging middle and high school teachers that use Edgenuity's online curriculum to submit short videos demonstrating their best stories of how online and blended learning is improving academic outcomes for their students. Read More »

Discovery Education and 3M Announce 2013 Science Competition Winner

Discovery Education and 3M have named 11-year-old Peyton Robertson from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., winner of the 2013 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for his innovative sandbag design. Every year, millions of dollars of damage are incurred due to salt-water flooding, with the most recent claims being made during last year's Hurricane Sandy. This prototype aims to help better protect flood zones against salt-water damage from future storms. Read More »

Applications Open for 'School Library Program of Year' Award

Follett and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) today announced that applications are being accepted for the 2014 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award. The competition is open to K-12 programs that are fully integrated into the school's curriculum and meet the needs of the changing library environment. Read More »

KidWind Announces National KidWind Challenge

Building on the success of local and regional KidWind Challenge events, and to spark the competitive spirit of students while helping them study and build environmentally friendly energy options, KidWind, the international leader of clean energy education, is launching the inaugural National KidWind Challenge. The event will take place at the USA Science & Engineering Festival... Read More »

AAP PreK-12 Learning Group Introduces New Beyond the Classroom Award

The PreK-12 Learning Group of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) has announced a new award within its REVERE Awards program called Beyond the Classroom. This award was created to honor the wealth of resources that support learning and build knowledge outside formal class time or beyond school walls. Read More »

PARCC Releases RFP To Build Speaking and Listening Assessments

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) released a request for proposals (RFP) for the development of its Speaking and Listening Assessments. This is the second of three RFPs PARCC will release as part of its suite of Non-Summative Assessments and Tools. Read More »