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PARCC Releases RFP for Operational Assessments

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a multistate consortium working together to create next generation assessments, today announced the release of a request for proposals (RFP) for the PARCC Operational Assessments. The PARCC RFP for Operational Assessments requests proposals for the ongoing development and implementation of multiple components of PARCC's assessment system. Read More »

Turning Foundation Reveals Mini-Grant Winners

Turning Foundation's Innovative Teacher Mini-Grants are an effort to promote and support creative and innovative classroom practices in local schools. Grant funding of up to $1,500 was awarded to classroom teachers in the local area displaying creative and innovative practices that also included collaborative partnerships with other teachers and/or community members. Read More »

SIIA Education Division Announces 2014 Board of Directors

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced new members of its Education Division Board of Directors. These newly elected and appointed executives from SIIA member companies represent a broad spectrum of corporate interests, and their visionary leadership will help guide the education technology industry during this time of seismic change. Read More »

CoSN Releases Outcomes of 2013 K-12 Technology Leadership Forums

The first report, "The 'Undiscussables' of Technology Leadership: Engaging in Challenging Conversations," examines the primary district-level leadership challenges facing CTOs from elevating their districts' learning environments. The second report, "Technology Department Landscape: That was Then, This is Now!" explores the evolving role and skill set of CTOs, as technology becomes increasingly integral to teaching and learning. Read More »

Western Union Foundation and Discovery Education's New Career Readiness Initiative

The Western Union Foundation, Discovery Education and the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) announced today the launch of Open Doors: Unlock Your Future, a new online destination providing high school students, educators and families with high-quality tools and resources to help students prepare for their future through in-depth career exploration. Read More »

Pizza Hut(R) BOOK IT!(R) Program Honors National Young Readers Week

In recognition of National Young Readers Week Nov. 11-15, Pizza Hut(R) and its BOOK IT!(R) Program is challenging students, parents and principals across the country to "Read Your Heart Out" in an effort to raise awareness for the importance of literacy among young people. Read More »

Free Webinar To Help Learning Resource Providers Discover Benefits of New Metadata Standard

The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) will host a free webinar on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EST) for anyone interested in learning more about the LRMI metadata framework and the promise it holds for personalized learning. Dave Gladney, LRMI project manager; and Michael Jay, education metadata expert and president of Educational Systemics, will review the project background and explain the importance of the project to the educational resource community. Read More »

EPS Literacy and Intervention Honors 10 Outstanding Educators

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Sanford Health, WebMD and Discovery Education Healthy Living Initiative Kicks Off

Sanford Health, WebMD and Discovery Education announced today the fall re-launch of fit 4 the classroom, a unique program for elementary educators, students and their families to promote students 'whole-body' health and wellness. New resources include new interactive lessons as well as the return of a national sweepstakes offering educators nationwide the opportunity to win funds for health and wellness initiatives at their schools. Read More »

CoSN Kicks Off 2013-2014 Webinar Series

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released its 2013-2014 Webinar Series schedule, which begins on Tuesday, Nov. 12, and concludes in May 2014. Featuring local, regional, federal, and private sector K-12 education leaders from across the country, the hour-long webinars will be an online forum for regular discussions on a range of issues... Read More »