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  • National Center Looks To Advance Education Technology

    The United States Department of Education and the White House formally kicked off a new national center Friday whose aim is to identify, test, and help bring to market promising education technologies. The National Science Foundation was also on hand to announce first-round funding in a separate but complementary program designed to support the development of new learning technologies.

  • IT Academy Goes Statewide in Washington

    Microsoft IT Academy was launched Wednesday, Sept. 14, for public high schools, skills centers, and tribal schools across Washington. The state Legislature provided $4 million in funding through 2013.

  • Virginia Schools Adding Notifications to Counselor Toolkit

    A Virginia district has joined several others in the state in adopting a Web-based program for helping students and families in its five high schools research career and college options.


  • Samsung Opens Solve for Tomorrow Video Competition

    Samsung has launched its second annual Solve for Tomorrow video competition, part of the company's Hope for Children philanthropic initiative, with more than $1 million in prizes for the winning teachers and students.

  • Monarch Opens Grants To Help Autistic Children

    Monarch Teaching Technologies will accept applications for its Second Annual Visual Learning 2011 TechGrant program until Oct. 5. Total value of the awards is more than $160,000.

  • $500,000 Donation Buys Digital Boards and Books in Missouri

    A district in Missouri that received an anonymous $500,000 donation in May specifically for instructional technology will be spending $75,000 of that to add digital books to its school libraries. Wentzville School District, which has about 12,500 students in 15 K-12 schools, will also be deploying about two dozen tablets at each school.

  • Teachscape, ETS Launch Teacher Observation Training System

    Teachscape and Educational Testing Service (ETS) have partnered to create the Framework for Teaching Proficiency System, an online service for training and testing teacher observers.


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