Five teachers have been awarded microgrants from WeAreTeachers and Pearson's WriteToLearn.
Microsoft and a number of other companies pledged financial support for initiatives supporting student achievement and education reform. The pledges were announced as part of a roundtable event held in Washington, DC Monday with President Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and other leaders to promote business support for education initiatives.
When Michael P. Nagler came onboard as Mineola Union Free School District's superintendent of schools six years ago, he took one look around and knew the district was in need of a major IT overhaul. So he came up with a novel approach that would get him the budget he needed for the technology the school wanted while leaving some flexibility to make more agile technology decisions.
- By Bridget McCrea
Google has named the winners in its premiere Google Science Fair, a global online science competition held in partnership with CERN, Lego, National Geographic, and Scientific American. All of the winning entries dealt with health issues, including carcinogens in marinades, indoor air quality, and even an improved treatment for some chemotherapy patients with ovarian cancer.
Sylvia Charp Award judges Anita McAnear and Therese Mageau spoke to T.H.E. Journal about the way in which this year's award winner was picked out of a very strong field of nominations.
When Kathy Peck came onboard as principal at Saint Joseph School a year ago, the Rockville, CT-based institution was pretty far behind on the technology curve. With 110 students, the K-8 school had a single computer lab that over time had become defunct.
- By Bridget McCrea
Prathana Dalal of Shawnee Mission East High School in Leawood, KA has won the International BioGENEius Challenge.
CompassLearning has selected four winners for its Odyssey Innovation grants.
The Next Generation Learning Challenges initiative has awarded $7 million to education technology programs focused on Common Core State Standards.
A private school in Connecticut is reporting that it's overcome financial hurdles over the last year and given itself a full technology makeover--made possible in large part through some creative approaches to funding.