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SIIA Honors Industry Veterans with Impact Awards

The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) honors Kathy Hurley, senior vice president of strategic partnerships for Pearson and the Pearson Foundation, with its prestigious Ed Tech Impact Award. SIIA also presented new impact awards and highlighted long-standing members of the division during the recent Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco. Read More »

Sir Michael Barber To Join Pearson as Chief Education Advisor

Pearson announced the appointment of Sir Michael Barber as Pearson’s Chief Education Advisor. Michael Barber is a leading authority on education systems and education reform. Over the past two decades his research and advisory work has focussed on school improvement, standards and performance; systemwide reform; effective implementation; access, success and funding in higher education; and access and quality in schools in developing countries. Read More »

New Technologies Receive Honors in SIIA’s Innovation Incubator Program

More than 380 ed tech industry executives voted to select three companies honored Monday as “The Most Innovative” and “The Most Likely to Succeed in the Ed Tech Market” from 11 finalists participating in the 2011 Ed Tech Industry Summit’s Innovation Incubator Program. Read More »

Calling for Innovative Solutions

Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Opportunity Equation, and Ashoka’s Changemakers® today launched an online collaborative competition to unleash the talent, passion, and real-world skills of experts to engage students of all ages in rich science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. Read More »

Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge Announces 2011 Grand Prize Winning Teams

The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and the College Board today announced the grand prize winners of the third annual Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. Adding a high school division this year, the national Challenge aims to empower young people to create solutions to today’s environmental problems. Read More »

Seven Groups Receive Nearly $1 Million in Awards from Nellie Mae Education Foundation

As part of its efforts to prepare all learners with the skills and knowledge they need for success in postsecondary education, work and life, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF) has awarded one-year grants to seven organizations, schools, and districts across New England. Read More »

Richard W. Riley Named as First Education Visionary Award Winner

The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of 17 national education associations representing more than ten million parents, educators and policymakers, has bestowed its first Education Visionary Award on Secretary Richard W. Riley. Secretary Riley served as the U.S. Secretary of Education under President Bill Clinton and is a long-time champion of public education reform. Read More »

Mackin Gives Schools Extra Money for Library And Classroom Resources

Mackin Educational Resources is standing firm on its “We Really Do Care” motto and providing extra money to schools to stretch their shrinking budgets. To equip schools with needed print books, ebooks, audiobooks, online databases, and more, Mackin is giving schools up to $500 when they place an order over $500 before July 31, 2011. Read More »

Parchman, Vaughan Continues Relationship with Morehead-Cain Foundation

Parchman, Vaughan & Company, LLC, a leading middle market investment banker to the education and training industries, is pleased to announce that Mr. Grayson Cooper, a Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill will spend his summer private enterprise internship with Parchman Vaughan Read More »

Capstone Digital To Award $2 Million in Grants to Improve Literacy in Schools

Capstone Digital, developer of personalized learning environments for students, announces CARE (Capstone Assisting Remarkable Educators), a $2 million grant program focused on improving literacy in schools. Read More »