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PARCC Governing Board Meets, Appoints PARCC Chief Executive Officer

During its quarterly meeting yesterday, the Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) made several key decisions to support the long-term sustainability and success of the consortium. In a unanimous vote, the Governing Board appointed Laura McGiffert Slover as the Chief Executive Officer of the PARCC nonprofit, ... Read More »

Pre-K Smart from the Start Grant Program

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, National PTA® and Discovery Education, announced today their Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action, Smart from the Start. An early childhood education grant program, Smart from the Start, offers critically important healthy living resources to preschoolers and their families across the nation. Read More »

Discovery Education Invites Educators Worldwide to Fall VirtCon

Discovery Education invites teachers and administrators worldwide to attend the upcoming Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Fall VirtCon on Saturday, October 19. This free, day-long professional development event combines both virtual and face-to-face opportunities for educators to learn tips, tricks and treats supporting the integration of digital media into classroom instruction. Read More »

Toshiba and NSTA Launch 22nd Annual Exploravision Competition

Registration is open for the 22nd annual ExploraVision program, the world’s largest K-12 science competition. The program, sponsored by Toshiba and administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), builds problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills that are central to the Next Generation Science Standards. Read More »

Belk, Discovery Education and ISTE Expand Reach

For the second year in a row, Belk, Discovery Education and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) are teaming up to encourage students to apply the skills they learn in the classroom to real-life challenges and facilitate positive changes in their communities. The Belk Service Learning Challenge will once again encourage students to improve their communities by undertaking a service-learning project of their choice. Read More »

Samsung Invites Public Schools to Compete in $2 Million Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Samsung and its partners doubled the total prize value to more than $2 million* as compared to last year and ensured that every state in the nation will benefit in this year's Solve for Tomorrow by awarding finalists and winners from each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. The winners will receive products, software and programming for their schools from Samsung and program partners DirecTV and Adobe. Read More »

Deadline To Enter Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology Is September 30

The deadline to enter the nation's premier science research competition for high school students is approaching. Entries for the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology must be received by Monday, September 30, 2013, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Online registration is available at siemens.collegeboard.org. Read More »

Keynote Speakers Announced for ASCD's 2014 Annual Conference

ASCD announced today the keynote speakers for the 69th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, held in Los Angeles, Calif., March 15-17, 2014. The conference will showcase ideas and best-practice strategies that are driving student achievement and will unlock ways to boost teacher and leadership effectiveness. Read More »

Microsoft Partners in Learning Turns 10!

September 10, 2013 marks the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft’s flagship education program, Partners in Learning (PiL). To recognize the impact the PiL program has had over the past decade, Microsoft has organized a special celebration, an "ED Talk – Expanding the Power of Learning" discussion. Read More »

LEGO® Education Launches Storytelling Essay Contest

In celebration of National Literacy Month, today LEGO Education announced its storytelling essay contest for grades 2 through 5, “It’s Your Adventure, Where Will You Go?” Read More »