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PARCC Governing Board Welcomes Ohio, Approves Item Development Solicitation

The PARCC Governing Board met on December 16, 2011 and made important decisions on the development of the next generation of K-12 assessments. The board meets quarterly to make major policy and operational decisions on behalf the PARCC consortium, including decisions related to the overall design of the assessment system, PARCC’s procurement strategy, and other significant issues. Read More »

SIIA Education Division Announces 2012 Board of Directors

The Software & Information Industry Association announced new members of its Education Division Board of Directors. These newly elected and appointed executives from SIIA member companies will provide the education technology industry with critical leadership, advocacy and market information in the crucial months and years ahead. Read More »

The Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Expand Siemens STEM Academy

The Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education, along with their partners Oak Ridge Associated Universities and the College Board, announced they will expand Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs) for 2012 to include program sites at both Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, TN and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, WA. Read More »

School Equipment Show Attracts Buyers from Nearly 100 School Districts

The 2011 School Equipment Show brought together over 1,600 people who make, distribute, and purchase the high-quality products available in today's learning environments. NSSEA welcomed over 200 first-time dealer attendees, over 100 school districts, and a total of 181 exhibiting companies in 393 booths, an 11% increase over last year. Read More »

Discovery Education and OPEI Expand TurfMutt Science Program

Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) announced their science-based TurfMutt ( program has expanded to meet the needs of K-5 educators across the country. The program offers classroom resources for fostering an appreciation of the environment and green spaces through investigation, activities and experiments. Read More »

United Through Reading Supports Forces Initiative

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FundingFactory Announces America Recycles Day Contest Winners

Public voting on Facebook has determined the winners of the FundingFactory® America Recycles Day photo contest, conducted in honor of the national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, Inc....America Recycles Day celebrates the successes of recycling while providing an educational platform that promotes the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling on a daily basis. Read More »

National Capstone Contest Awards 20 School Libraries $2,000 in Books

Capstone announces the recipients of its 20 Libraries Win $2,000 contest. The 20 winning schools each receive a $2,000 gift certificate redeemable for Capstone books from any of its imprints, CIL Enhanced eBooks, or a subscription to PebbleGo, a preK-3 reading and research database. Read More »

Innovators Bring STEM Expertise, Enthusiasm into the Classroom

Eight winners were announced today in Partnering for Excellence: Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education, a national competition for innovative approaches to inspiring STEM-rich learning in our classrooms by connecting students with STEM professionals. Top prizes were awarded to the National Commission for Teaching and America's Future and Purdue University College of Engineering's EPICS High. Read More »

MetLife Foundation and NASSP Honor Ten Breakthrough Schools

Ten schools are being recognized for their academic successes through the 2012 MetLife Foundation-NASSP Breakthrough Schools program. The MetLife Foundation-NASSP Breakthrough Schools program awards middle level and high schools that are high achieving or dramatically improving student achievement and serve large numbers of students living in poverty. Read More »