Awards & Contests


Cable in the Classroom (CIC; has announced its second annual Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards, which will recognize classroom and community program teachers, administrators, community leaders, and policymakers, as well as others who have had a major impact on students both in and out of the classroom. This year, there are five categories, which have been refined to reflect the growth in education technology and digital content. A winner from each category will receive a $3,000 cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, in spring 2006. For more information and an application, visit The deadline for applications is Jan. 31, 2006.


The Council for Corporate and School Partnerships is accepting applications for its National School and Business Partnerships Award through Jan. 30, 2006. The award, which supports and recognizes the efforts of K-12 schools and businesses that improve the academic, social, or physical wellbeing of students, will endow six exemplary school-business partnerships with $10,000 each. Founded by Coca-Cola Co. in 2001, the council serves as a forum for the exchange of information, expertise, and ideas to ensure that partnerships between schools and businesses achieve their full potential for meeting key education objectives. For an application, as well as to download two foundational documents that can serve as guides for potential applications (Guiding Principles for Business and School Partnerships and A How-To Guide for School-Business Partnerships), visit

This article originally appeared in the 12/01/2005 issue of THE Journal.