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Teen Teams Named Winners of Global Innovation Summit

Four teams of high school students received top honors at the 2013 Innovation Summit, the final round of competition for the 2012-2013 Spirit of Innovation Challenge. Their efforts to create a product or service to benefit humanity earned winning teams a total of more than $50,000 in cash prizes and awards. Read More »

2013 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge Winners Announced

SoftChalk, LLC, a leading developer of content authoring solutions for e-Learning, today announced the three winners and honorable mentions for its annual Lesson Challenge. The Lesson Challenge contest runs from November through January each year and gives SoftChalk enthusiasts a chance to show off the innovative content they have created with SoftChalk’s content authoring solutions. Read More »

STEM Educators Recognized for Data-Collection Innovation

Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) awarded seven educators – including two middle school teachers, four high school teachers and one college-level educator – with 2013 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. Each of these winners was selected by an NSTA-appointed panel of experts for their innovative use of data-collection technology. Read More »

PARCC Releases Draft Grade- and Subject-Specific PLDs for Public Comment

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) released the draft grade- and subject-specific performance level descriptors (PLDs) in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics for public comment. Performance levels, sometimes referred to as "achievement levels," are the broad, categorical levels used to report student performance on an assessment, and the PLDs further describe what that performance means. Read More »

C. Blohm & Associates Launches Special Needs Division

C. Blohm & Associates, Inc., (CB&A), announces the launch of its Special Needs Division, making it the first public relations firm to specialize in this growing market. As established experts in the education industry, CB&A has expanded its services to create visibility campaigns in both the education and special needs markets. Emily Embury manages the Education Division, while Carie Breunig manages the new Special Needs Division. Read More »

Six Schools Crowned Follett Challenge Winners

This second Follett Challenge contest awarded $200,000 in Follett products and services to innovative K-12 schools that are expertly aligning their curriculum to teach 21st century learning skills. The advocacy contest challenged entrants to incorporate four skills - critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration - into their video and written entries and then promote their entry in their communities to earn votes. Read More »

Katy ISD Assistant Principal and Parent Honored by intelliVOL for Community Service

Because every hour counts, two local Katy citizens were given honorary hourglasses today by intelliVOL, makers of x2VOL. Assistant Principal Romulo “Rom” Crespo from Morton Ranch High School and Jeanmarie Mayfield who volunteers at Seven Lakes High School, were recognized with a special award for their efforts to develop community service programs at their respective schools. Read More »

Enterasys Announces Exemplary School District Awards Winners

Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, is recognizing the next round of school districts with the Enterasys Exemplary School Award. The winners are chosen based on their educational commitment to implementing a personalized 21st century learning environment and embody the best in American education by striving to engage today's digital students through creating an individualized 24x7 mobile learning environment. Read More »

Three Innovative Science Educators Honored by School Specialty

School Specialty's science division today announced the 2013 Science Awards for Excellence in Inquiry-Based Science Teaching, sponsored by Delta Education, CPO Science, and Frey Scientific, to three innovative science teachers. The awards, sponsored by School Specialty's science brands in collaboration with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), honor full-time K-12 science teachers who successfully use inquiry-based science to enhance student learning and success. Read More »

PBS LearningMedia and The Henry Ford Announce The 2012 Teacher Innovator Award Winners

Today PBS LearningMedia, a free digital media service for classrooms, and The Henry Ford announced the winners of the third-annual Teacher Innovator Awards. The Teacher Innovator Awards recognize 30 PreK-12 educators from across the country who are using digital media in new and unique ways to improve students’ learning across key subject areas. Read More »