The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation (NAPE-EF) has received grants from two sources that will further the use of educational technology to help achieve equity for groups underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
- By Mike Hohenbrink
K-12 education isn't using technology effectively and isn't investing nearly enough in IT infrastructure to enable next-generation learning. That's the conclusion of a new report, "Unleashing the Potential of Technology in Education," which called for a greater financial commitment to education technology and the adoption of a holistic, "closed loop" approach to its implementation.
Florida's Nassau County School District is adopting the RM Learning Platform with funds obtained through a recent Race to the Top grant.
Five winners have been selected for the Certiport 2011 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office.
The Adobe Foundation and the Black Eyed Peas' Peapod Foundation have designated a new Peapod Adobe Youth Voices music and multimedia academy, the latest one in San Jose, CA.
Microsoft Partners in Learning has selected 11 educators to represent the United States at the Partners in Learning Global Forum in Washington, DC in the fall.
NBC Learn will donate NBC Learn K-12 licenses for the 2011-2012 school year to all Delaware high schools.
Last year, Celest O'Brien was faced with an IT dilemma. She knew that the student body was growing at Monroe, NC-based Union Academy and that an increasing number of teachers, staff, and students needed reliable connectivity while on campus. As IT director for the charter school, O'Brien also knew that the institution's current setup wasn't going to cut it.
- By Bridget McCrea
The Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Opportunity Equation, and Ashoka's Changemakers have partnered to launch a competition designed to inspire STEM learning solutions.
Five teachers have been awarded microgrants from WeAreTeachers and Pearson's WriteToLearn.