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PARCC Announces Launch of Independent Nonprofit

Management of the multi-state assessment consortium Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has moved to a new non-profit, but most of the names and faces will look familiar. PARCC, Inc. spun off from Achieve, Inc., on Jan. 1 and assumed responsibility for management of the PARCC consortium, as well as the development of PARCC assessments and implementation in 17 states and the District of Columbia. Read More »

SIIA Seeks Education Technology Innovators for Innovation Incubator

The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has issued a call for applicants to its Innovation Incubator Program. Developers of promising new technologies in the K-12 and postsecondary space will be invited to participate in SIIA's Innovation Incubator program at the annual SIIA Education Industry Summit in San Francisco, May 12-14, 2014. The deadline to apply is March 7, 2014. Read More »

BrainWare Brain Awareness Week Grants Program for 2014

The BrainWare Company announced the continuation of the BrainWare Awareness Week Grants Program for a third consecutive year, leading up to the celebration of Brain Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2014. For 2014, an additional $100,000 worth of licenses for BrainWare SAFARI cognitive skills development software and SkateKids and Ramps To Reading cognitively based reading programs will be awarded Read More »

SIIA Launches 2014 Vision K-20 Survey

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announces the launch of its seventh annual Vision K-20 Survey. Sponsored by the Education Division of SIIA, the Vision K-20 Survey gives educators, administrators, and faculty members from K-12 and postsecondary educational institutions the opportunity to evaluate their current technology and compare it to prior results in a short online survey. Read More »

ASCD Releases 2014 Legislative Agenda

ASCD released its 2014 Legislative Agenda on Monday, January 27th. Developed by the association's Legislative Committee-a diverse cross section of ASCD members representing the entire spectrum of K-12 education-the 2014 ASCD Legislative Agenda outlines the association's federal policy priorities for the year. Read More »

AIA-CAE To Hold Fall Conference at EdSpaces

The National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) is pleased to announce that the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) will be holding its Annual Fall Conference in conjunction with the 2014 EdSpaces in Tampa, Florida. "Moving the CAE Fall Conference to EdSpaces will allow architects in the education space to capitalize on the convergence of key stakeholders impacting the most creative learning environments," says NSSEA President/CEO Jim McGarry. Read More »

DigiLEARN To Accelerate Digital Learning and Education Innovation

Today marks the official launch of the Digital Learning Institute known as DigiLEARN. The non-profit organization was founded and will be chaired by former North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue, with former Wyoming Gov. Jim Geringer serving as vice chair. DigiLEARN will be dedicated to accelerating digital learning for all ages with a goal of increasing personal learning options for students and expanding instructional opportunities for teachers and instructors. Read More »

LRMI To Host SXSWedu Workshop

As part of this year's SXSWedu conference, the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) will examine the uses and benefits of the LRMI education metadata specification in a workshop entitled, "LRMI: Using Education Metadata to Support Learning." The LRMI workshop is specifically aimed at learning resource creators, tagging services providers, and educators at all levels interested in content that is optimized for personal learning. Read More »

Discovery Education and 3M Search for America's 2014 Top Young Scientist

Discovery Education and 3M announced the opening of the 16th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The nation's premier science competition for students in grades 5-8, the Challenge rewards students for their science acumen, demonstration of innovative thinking and communication skills. Read More »

CoSN 2014: Exploring Our ‘Continuously Connected, Constantly Learning’ Environment

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) will hold the association’s 19th Annual Conference March 19-22, 2014, in Washington, DC. Themed, Continuously Connected, Constantly Learning, CoSN 2014 will bring together education technology leaders and experts for an exploration of today’s hyper-connected world and how school systems can create digital learning ecosystems to challenge and inspire their students, encourage innovation, and deepen learning. Read More »