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Follett Challenge Unveils Semifinalists

A first-ever finalist from the state of Alaska highlighted today's video announcement of the three semifinalists and 10 People's Choice Awards in the Follett Challenge. Sponsored by Follett, the fifth annual Follett Challenge will reward $200,000 in Follett products and services to the most innovative K-12 programs teaching 21st-century skills to students. Read More »

Clock Ticking for $100,000 ORIGO Education Grant Initiative

ORIGO Education is inviting school districts to apply for a total of $100,000 in educational grants to help improve elementary mathematics instruction in underserved communities. Five $10,000 grants ($50,000 total) will be awarded as Innovation Improvement Grants, with the other $50,000 being divided in varying amounts as Matching Assistance Grants. Read More »

Edgenuity Video Contest Award Winners

Edgenuity announced the winners of its fourth-annual video contest, highlighting stories of online and blended learning success from partner schools across the country. Grand prize winner James Earl Rudder High School (JERHS) in Texas was awarded a $5,000 technology grant... Read More »

National Finalists in the Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow contest challenges students to tap into their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills to create innovative solutions to problems they observe in their communities. From a pool of state winners (representing all 50 states and Washington, D.C.) that were selected to develop their project and submit a short video of how it works, the 15 finalists were selected. Read More »

PresenceLearning Honors Districts for Exemplary Student Progress

To celebrate the successes that school districts are having in meeting students' needs, PresenceLearning announces the recipients of its 2nd Annual Award of Excellence in recognition of their students' progress for the 2014-2015 school year. Read More »

Neuroscientists Reunite at Scientific Learning Conference

It began with neuroscientists Michael Merzenich, William Jenkins, Paula Tallal, and Steven Miller who believed the key to solving language and reading issues could be found in the underlying cognitive processes of the brain.Now twenty years later, these four neuroscientists will come together to discuss their original research on auditory processing, brain plasticity, and how much research has advanced our understanding of the brain and learning as it applies to literacy and cognitive skills. Read More »

Cogent Education, Inner Voice & LightUp Announced as Winners of FETC 2016 Goldfish Tank Innovators Competition

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and LRP Conferences announce Cogent Education: Interactive Cases, Inner Voice and LightUp as the winners of the Goldfish Tank Innovators Competition during the 2016 Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC). Read More »

ISTE Unveils 2016 Conference Keynotes

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) today announced the three thought-provoking keynote speakers who will inspire attendees to learn differently and think creatively at ISTE 2016, June 26-19 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. "This year's keynotes will hit us right between the eyes at the intersection of science, research and learning," said Brian Lewis, ISTE CEO. Read More »

Carl Hooker Honored as an Education Thought Leader

At its fourth annual Thought Leadership Soirée, PR with Panache! honored Carl Hooker, the creator of iPadpalooza and director of innovation and digital learning at Eanes ISD (TX), as 2016's Thought Leader of the Year. Hooker has made it his mission to provide students with the skills that will best prepare them for success in college and in life beyond school. Read More »

Kathy Hurley To Moderate AASA Panel Featuring Contributors to Real Women, Real Leaders

At the annual American Association of School Administrators' (AASA) National Conference on Education, Kathy Hurley, co-editor of the book Real Women, Real Leaders, will moderate an interactive panel called "Competencies for Emerging Educational Leaders" that will feature contributing authors to the book. The panel will take place on Friday, February 12, at 12:30 p.m. in room 129 of the Phoenix Convention Center. Read More »