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WebAssign Teams with AAPT To Stage PhysicsBowl

fifth consecutive year, WebAssign will serve as a sponsor of the PhysicsBowl, an annual competition for high school students and schools administered by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The 2013 PhysicsBowl exam will be given over a two-week period beginning April 3, with 40 multiple-choice questions from topics and concepts covered in a typical high school physics course. Read More »

PARCC Releases Draft Policy on Writing Accommodations

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today released for public comment a draft policy that proposes accommodations for students with disabilities who need assistance expressing themselves in writing or typing on a computer. This release is part of a collaborative effort to create an assessment that will help all students prepare for college and career readiness Read More »

SIIA Education Launches of the 2013 Survey

In conjunction with Digital Learning Day, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announces the opening of its sixth annual Vision K-20 Survey and newly revamped Vision K-20 website. 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 »

FrontRow Launches New Lesson Capture Contest

Classroom audio and integrated solutions provider FRONTROW has launched a new contest where schools can try JUNO┬«, create a lesson capture video, and enter it to win prizes for their classroom. This How do you Juno? Contest gives K-20 educators the unique opportunity to use Juno free until June 1, 2013. Read More »

ASCD Releases 2013 Legislative Agenda

ASCD released its 2013 legislative agenda (PDF). Developed by the association's legislative committee, which is a diverse cross-section of ASCD members representing the entire spectrum of K-12 education, the 2013 ASCD Legislative Agenda outlines the association's federal public policy priorities for the year. Read More »

Enterasys Unveils Winners of Exemplary School District Awards

Enterasys Networks is honoring four of its visionary K-12 education customers with the Enterasys Exemplary School Award for having demonstrated their educational commitment to implementing a personalized 21st century learning environment. The four winners embody the best in American education by striving to engage today's digital students through creating an individualized 24 x 7 mobile learning environment. Read More »

NSSEA Unveils New Brand and Positioning with EdSpaces

The National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, the School Equipment Show is now called EdSpaces. The 2013 EdSpaces will take place December 4-6 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The new name reflects the significant expansion in scope for the trade event that began in 1996 as a meeting place for manufacturers and distributors, but has grown in recent years to truly represent the entire marketplace for innovative learning environments. Read More »

CONNECT 2013: Canada's National Learning and Technology Conference May 6-7, 2013

The District School Board of Niagara, Brock University's Faculty of Education and Mindshare Learning have forged an innovative partnership to present Canada's first national K-12 and post-secondary learning and technology conference, CONNECT 2013, on May 6-7, 2013 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario. Read More »

Ed Expo and CAMEX Join Forces To Cover the Educational Products Market

The National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) and the National Association of College Stores (NACS) are pleased to announce the formation of the largest educational products tradeshow in the world by co-locating Ed Expo and CAMEX at the Dallas Convention Center, March 8-11, 2014. Read More »

Raytheon To Award Grants To Support STEM Education

Raytheon Company will recognize K-12 teachers across the country for their commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through scholarships and grants to support their work in the classroom and foster ongoing professional development. Read More »