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Cognitive Accessibility Initiative Seeks Volunteers

A new accessibility initiative is creating standards to make assistive and consumer technologies more usable by people with cognitive impairment, and membership is open for the related RESNA Standards Committee on Cognitive Technologies.This work by the RERC-ACT of the University of Colorado School of Medicine is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities. Read More »

How Do Educators Discover the Keys to Creating Authentic Professional Learning Communities?

Many teachers and school administrators truly desire to learn how to be more effective so their students will be more successful. How do they accomplish that? One way is to participate in a Professional Learning Community (PLC). Corwin provides keys to creating an authentic PLC in its new book, The Practice of Authentic PLCs: A Guide to Effective Teacher Teams. Read More »

SoftChalk Announces 2011 Lesson Challenge Winners

The Lesson Challenge, an online contest that ran from November through January, gave SoftChalk enthusiasts a chance to use their lesson content for something besides engaging students—winning money! This year, all entries were required to be uploaded and shared by their author on SoftChalk CONNECT, SoftChalk’s learning object repository. Read More »

CompassLearning Announces Odyssey Innovation Grant

CompassLearning announces the spring 2011 CompassLearning Odyssey® Innovation Grant. The purpose of the grant is to celebrate outstanding examples of increased student achievement through the innovative use of CompassLearning Odyssey in elementary and secondary schools in the U.S Read More »

‘Explore the Blue’ Essay Contest Winners Announced

In September 2010, Take Me Fishing™ and Discovery Education set out to educate students about the importance of outdoor recreational activities, such as boating and fishing, and the value of clean and healthy natural resources through a new web site called In support of this goal, the groups launched an essay contest,.... Read More »

New Scholarship Cultivates Talent in the Educational Resource Industry

The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) today announced the launch of its groundbreaking Talent Development Scholarship Program. While many education companies have in-house programs for professional development, AEP is working to organize an industry-wide effort for recruiting and cultivating new and diverse individuals to the community. Read More »

"Hunt for History" Offers School Library Media Specialists and Teachers Valuable Prizes

ABC-CLIO is calling for school library media specialists and social studies teachers around the country to join the 2011 "Hunt for History " and win valuable prizes such as iPads and subscriptions to the company's suite of databases and eBook Collections. Read More »

NASSP Bestows Distinguished Service Awards

NASSP presented Distinguished Service Awards to three leaders who have made significant contributions to NASSP and education--Maris Aldrich, Edward F. Zigler, and Diane Ravitch. In addition, the NASSP Board recognized NASSP Deputy Executive Director Lenor Hersey and NASSP Executive Director Gerald N. Tirozzi for their years of service and dedication to the association. Read More »

CoSN Launches

CoSN launched , a brand new online community of practice focused on innovative approaches to providing access to online environments in K-12 schools and districts. The new community of practice is launching in conjunction with the release of a draft of a new report on the state of online communities of practice in education. Read More »

WNET Gathers the World’s Leading Educators To Celebrate Education

In recent months, the nation has turned a spotlight on education and the issues the U.S. faces in order to ensure a quality education for every student. These dialogues will determine our country’s future and at times have been divisive. This week, WNET joins the conversation with educators from across the globe in an unprecedented effort to move education forward while honoring teachers for their pivotal role in the lives of our youth. Read More »