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Fifth Annual Follett Challenge To Launch

The $200,000 Follett Challenge returns for a fifth year and again will highlight and reward the most innovative K-12 programs that teach 21st-century skills to students. All K-12 schools/districts, public and private, in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply. Submissions are open to all K-12 educators and Parent Teacher Organizations. It was a librarian whose entry won the 2015 Follett Challenge and she won't soon forget the moment. Read More »

Girls Thinking Global Earns 501(c)(3) Status

Girls Thinking Global has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization and earned its 501(c)(3) status. GTG is now eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions that will support its goal of creating powerful connections to change the trajectory of lives for girls and young women around the world. Read More »

Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy for Middle School Science Educators

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Northrop Grumman Foundation have joined together to promote student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through a comprehensive education initiative, the Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy. Launched today, the Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy is a program for middle school science, engineering and technology teachers (grades 5-8) ... Read More »

Trident Case® Names Winner of Charging Cart Giveaway Contest,

Last spring, Trident Case, designer and manufacturer of innovative education, business and lifestyle case solutions, called American schools to action to explain why they needed a Charging Cart for their classroom. After proving that their students were bright, ambitious and in dire need of a storage solution for their tablets, Triway High School in Wooster, Ohio, was named a winner. Read More »

Discovery Education and DIRECTV Celebrate National Energy Star DayDiscovery Education and DIRECTV Celebrate National Energy Star Day

Discovery Education and DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T family, will host a live virtual event for classrooms nationwide on October 27 at 1 P.M. EST. This virtual experience will celebrate National Energy Awareness Month and ENERGY STARĀ® Day, a day devoted to encouraging individuals to make a commitment to an energy-saving action, by taking the ENERGY STAR Pledge. Cl Read More »

Discovery Education, 3M Announce 2015 Science Competition Winner

15 year-old Hannah Herbst has been named the winner of the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Herbst created an energy probe prototype that seeks to offer a stable power source to developing countries by using untapped energy from ocean currents. This innovation was inspired by Herbst's desire to help her 9-year-old pen pal living in Ethiopia who lacks a reliable source of power and electricity. Read More »

Learning and Health Model Highlighted by the ASHA

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model for student learning and health, developed by ASCD and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and announced in March 2014, is the subject of the latest issue of the Journal of School Health (JOSH), the journal of the American School Health Association (ASHA). In addition, five sessions at the 2015 ASHA School Health Conference, which is being held from October 15 to 17 in Orlando, Fla., will focus on the model and its application. Read More »

Discovery Education Winner of U.S. Chamber Foundation Corporate Citizenship Award

he U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center has named Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, the winner of the 2015 Corporate Citizenship Awards, in the category of Best Corporate Steward, Small and Middle-Market. IBM won in the category of Best Corporate Steward, Large Business. Read More »

2015 Flashlight Award Winners

The Data Quality Campaign's Flashlight Awards recognize education visionaries, leaders, and trailblazers who are championing the power of effective data use to support families and educators in their efforts to improve student achievement. The awards celebrate outstanding work at the state and local levels, shining a light on individuals and organizations that have embraced a culture of data in service of students. Read More »

The Data Quality Campaign Awards Education Leaders

The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) today announced the finalists for the 2015 Flashlight Awards. The award recognizes school districts that are using data to answer questions, empower educators, and transparently communicate with parents and the public. Read More »