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CoSN Announces ‘Friends of Advocacy Campaign

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced a “Friends of Advocacy Campaign” to strengthen the association’s voice and impact advocating for 21st century learning enabled with technology. The campaign has a short compelling video (2:30) and welcomes any donation amount at a contributions site, which will run until Sunday, March 31, 2013. Read More »

Classroom Innovation Takes Center Stage as Raytheon Celebrates Engineering

Hovercrafts will zoom across land, scientists will mix beakers full of colorful eruptions, and students will "re-engineer" their schools - as Raytheon Company kicks off its nationwide celebration of National Engineers Week (Feb. 17-23). The weeklong festivities will showcase the positive impact of engineers on society and bring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to life for tomorrow's workforce. Read More »

NEF CyberLearning Launches Adopt- A-School Grant for STEM Education

The National Education Foundation (NEF), the national leader in bridging the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) divides in the nation’s schools, has launched a multi-million dollar grant program to improve STEM education in K-12 schools. The first two award recipients are Northwest Middle School in Kansas City and Williamsburg County school district in South Carolina. Read More »

NSSEA & USGBC's Center for Green Schools Announce a Strategic Partnership

The National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) is proud to announce that the Center for Green Schools at the U.S Green Building Council has signed on to EdSpaces as a sponsoring partner for the 2013 EdSpaces and beyond. The strategic partnership sets the foundation for making EdSpaces the preeminent event for the many relevant participants in the green schools movement whose jobs are to design, furnish, operate or maintain educational institutions. Read More »

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 »