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SIIA Releases Guide on the Use of OER

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) released the "Guide on the Use of Open Educational Resources in K-12 and Postsecondary Education." This Guide provides a framework for understanding open educational resources (OER), and it examines development and implementation costs, current business models, government and philanthropy's role, and other considerations around the use of OER. Read More »

City Year, AT&T Team Up To Keep Kids in School and on Track to Succeed

City Year, a national organization that unites young people for a year of service in high-need urban schools, is teaming up with AT&T to help keep students in school and on track to succeed. AT&T has contributed nearly $1.2 million to help support City Year's year-round work in schools, including the organization's role in an innovative partnership designed to help turn around the nation's most challenged schools. Read More »

SIIA Announces Education Finalists for 2013 CODiE Awards

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, today announced the 148 finalists in Education categories for the 2013 SIIA CODiE Awards. These finalists represent applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the K-20 sector. Read More »

Michael Flood Named CoSN's 2013 Private Sector Champion

Kajeet® is pleased to announce that Michael Flood, Vice President of Education Markets, has been selected by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) for this year’s Private Sector Champion Award. The Private Sector Champion Award is given to one member each year that has made significant contributions to advance education technology. Read More »

California Emerging Technology Fund Wins CENIC's Innovations in Networking Award

The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) is pleased to announce that the California Emerging Technology Fund and CETF President and CEO Sunne Wright McPeak are being honored as winners of the 2013 Innovations in Networking Awards for Gigabit/Broadband Applications. This award recognizes the successful efforts of CETF to expand the reach of broadband in California. Read More »

Oregon's Milwaukie High School Named 2013 Vision in Action

ASCD, the international education leadership association, announced today that Milwaukie High School, located in Milwaukie, Ore., is the 2013 winner of the association's Vision in Action: The ASCD Whole Child Award. Read More »

Recipients of 2013 BrainWare Safari Brain Awareness Grants Announced

Learning Enhancement Corporation (LEC) has announced the recipients of the BrainWare Safari Brain Awareness Week Grants Program, established in recognition of Brain Awareness Week, March 11-17, 2013. The grants program supports the purpose of Brain Awareness Week in promoting a broader understanding of the importance of brain research and its contribution to effective learning and cognitive development in schools. Read More »

Five Grand Prize Winners Announced in Samsung's $1 Million Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Samsung announced today the five grand prize winners in its nationwide Solve for Tomorrow contest, a competition to raise enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education among U.S. public school students. The five grand prize winners were chosen from the 15 finalists selected in February to receive $40,000* in technology from Samsung, Adobe Foundation, and DIRECTV. Read More »

CoSN Announces 2013-2014 Board of Directors

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced its 2013-2014 Board of Directors. The Board, comprising 18 education technology leaders from school districts and the private sector nationwide, will be formally recognized at CoSN’s 2013 Annual Conference next week in San Diego, CA. Read More »

Music Empowers Foundation Celebrates "Music In Our Schools Month"

The Music Empowers Foundation revealed its plans today to celebrate "Music in Our Schools Month", an annual celebration, spanning the month of March. Activities include new grants and a video contest celebrating school music programs and teachers. Read More »