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Walton Family Foundation Invests $25 Million in KIPP

With the goal of doubling the number of students who attend KIPP public charter schools across the country, the Walton Family Foundation announced today that it is investing $25.5 million in the KIPP Foundation over the next five years. The grant will help families of 59,000 students choose high-performing KIPP schools by 2015... Read More »

PCI Education Announces Winners of 20th Anniversary Grant

PCI Education announces the winners of the 20th Anniversary Grant. Hosted by the online community WeAreTeachers, the grant program is designed to provide special education teachers the opportunity to earn money for their classrooms, while sharing best practices with educators across the country. Read More »

Six Flags and Discovery Education Promote Literacy

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Discovery Education announced today that Read to Succeed, an online-based educational program designed to inspire K-6 students to engage in recreational reading, will continue to award complimentary tickets to students across the country. Read to Succeed is an extension of both companies’ commitment to supporting academic achievement and improving literacy across the U.S. Read More »

Florida Students Win Global Call to Action Challenge

A team of students from the Chautauqua Learn and Serve Charter School in Panama City, Florida today were named the 2011 winners of the Global Call to Action Challenge, sponsored by the Pearson Foundation and PeaceJam. The award to the Chautauqua PeaceJam chapter recognizes their efforts to advance the rights of people with disabilities throughout the world. Read More »

Featured Speakers Announced for 2011 SIIA Ed Tech Business Forum

Industry leaders from key ed tech organizations will help education technology companies transition their businesses to meet the realities of today’s market at the 11th annual Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Ed Tech Business Forum, from Nov. 28-29 in New York. Read More »

FundingFactory Sponsors Contest for America Recycles Day

In honor of America Recycles Day, recognized annually on Nov. 15, FundingFactory® is conducting a Facebook photo contest aimed at building awareness about the importance of recycling. Read More »

More Time for Students/Teachers to "Get Their Genius On"

Here's a chance for high school students and teachers to consult with industry experts to solve real-world challenges! What could be more inspiring? What if you could present your innovation at NASA-Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley and possibly travel to Rio de Janeiro to participate in Rio+20? That's the motivation for high school teams participating in the 2011-2012 Spirit of Innovation Challenge. Read More »

Toyota and Discovery Education Invite Students To Celebrate Safe Driving

Toyota and Discovery Education today announced the launch of the all-new Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge – a competition that asks high school students across the country to create a unique two-minute video describing how they would encourage safe driving among their peers. Read More »

SETDA Names Dr. Jennifer Fritschi as Director of Strategic Partnerships

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the principal association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, announced today that Dr. Jennifer Fritschi has joined the organization to serve as director of strategic partnerships. Read More »

Capstone Digital Awards Six Georgia Schools Grants To Improve Literacy

Capstone Digital announces the recipients of its Georgia Progressive Reading Grant, a program focused on improving literacy in schools in the state. Six schools have been awarded matching grants, funding dollar for dollar their purchase of myON reader, an online personalized literacy environment matching students’ interests and reading levels to recommended enhanced digital books. Read More »