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x2VOL Video Contest Announces Winners

Eric Lewis of Western Alamance High School in Elon, North Carolina won the top prize in the x2VOL Video Contest sponsored by intelliVOL—developers of the x2VOL volunteer tracking and reporting system for high schools. The contest awards scholarships to high school students who best convey the importance of community service through video. Read More »

Discovery Education Invites Educators Worldwide To Attend the Fall 2011 Virtual Conference

Educators from across the globe are invited to join Discovery Education’s Fall Virtual Conference: Tech or Treat on Saturday, October 22, 2011. Available to all educators, this online and in-person professional development event will focus on digital storytelling featuring a spotlight presentation from Wes Fryer, author of Playing with Media: Read More »

Education Metadata Project Launches New Website

The Association of Educational Publishers announced the launch of www.LRMI.net, an online resource for information and discussion about the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI). The LRMI, co-led by AEP and Creative Commons, is a project to create a common metadata vocabulary for describing learning resources Read More »

PCI Education Celebrates 20th Year of Enhancing Special Education

After two decades of developing products and services for learners with special needs, PCI Education is looking ahead to the trends that will shape the next 20 years in special education. Since 1991, PCI Education has developed more than 200 special education products, helping students of all abilities succeed in school and in the community. Read More »

School Facility Grant Program Aids Educational Facilities in Need of Renovation

The National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) has awarded grants to 75 schools and districts as part of the School Facility Grant Program with more applications coming in daily. The grants fund the participation in the School Equipment Show, the only event devoted to furniture, fixtures and equipment for education facilities. Read More »

Boise’s South Junior High Receives Technology from the Turning Foundation

The Turning Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization has announced a new partnership with Boise School District and a local junior high school. The Turning Foundation has donated over $44,000 in TurningPoint interactive student response technology and professional development to South Junior High School. Read More »

“Best of Corwin” Series

Corwin readers expect Corwin books to provide the right balance of quality educational research and practical strategies for deep and meaningful professional learning. Yet many of those busy educators would appreciate the most important information from those books to be presented in a condensed format. A new series, Best of Corwin, is providing just that. Read More »

Discovery Education and 3M Announce 2011 Science Competition Winner

Discovery Education and 3M have named Braeden Benedict winner of the 2011 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Benedict, a 14-year-old student at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School was awarded the title for his innovation in developing a low-cost impact detection device that can make it easier to spot harmful concussions in athletes. Read More »

Siemens Science Day Now Expanded for All Elementary Grade Bands

The Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education today announced the expansion of Siemens Science Day to all elementary students and teachers. Siemens Science Day is designed to help educators reinvent science class through exciting digital content, provided by Discovery Education, and the chance to win an “Ultimate Cool School Assembly.” Read More »

Brightpoint Literacy Announces a $500 Classroom Grant

Brightpoint Literacy is pleased to announce a new $500 Classroom Literacy Mini Grant aimed at increasing the achievement of struggling readers. With the continued emphasis on student achievement, Brightpoint Literacy is pleased to offer this special opportunity to educators who are striving to accelerate the progress of their low-performing readers. Read More »