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by Discovery Education On 05/16/2012

Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) announced today the Grand Prize winner and two runners up of the ‘Spruce Up Your School’ sweepstakes. The national sweepstakes is part of the TurfMutt program, a dynamic digital curriculum designed to encourage kids to protect the environment around them and foster appreciation of green space in their own communities.



by Charlotte Andrist On 05/03/2012

The CyberBully Hotline, an anonymous bully reporting program offered by SchoolReach, a leading provider of automated school notification solutions, has announced that Katie Koestner, Janet M. Irvine and Dr. Nicole Yetter – each nationally-recognized experts in the field of bully and cyber bully prevention and school safety – will be joining the program as regular contributors to its professional development and education resource center.



by Kay Lindenberg On 05/09/2012

Ed-Tech Industry Honors Interactive, Innovative K-12 Program as Best Social Sciences Instructional SolutionMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 9, 2012 – TCI’s online social studies program is the winner of the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) 2012 CODiE Award for Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution. This annual awards program showcases excellence across the education-technology, business software and digital content industries. 



by Shmoop On 05/14/2012

Shmoop announces the release of a comprehensive guide to the GED. In 2007, more than 600,000 adults worldwide completed the GED test battery, which includes five subject area tests on mathematics, reading, science, social studies and writing. The online prep course from Shmoop features hundreds of explanations, examples and exercises, more than 600 practice problems and essays, and two full-length timed GED practice tests.



by Pearson On 05/31/2013

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Adelphi Elementary School is the inaugural winner of the Insight Schools Award from Pearson. This honor recognizes the school’s principal, teachers and staff for their commitment to preparing all students for college and careers and increasing student achievement. In winning this award Adelphi demonstrated verifiable results in college and career readiness (CCR) indicators in the categories of: academic achievement, CCR competencies, systems and programs, and classroom instruction.



by Funds For Learning On 05/15/2012

Funds For Learning CEO John Harrington will participate in two national broadband panel discussions this month, focusing on the role of the E-rate program on broadband expansion. On May 21, Harrington will participate as part of the State Educational Technology Directors Association’s (SETDA) report and briefing in Washington, D.C. On May 24, Harrington will address attendees of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition’s (SHLB) ”Creating Sustainable Broadband Solutions for Communities and Anchor Institutions” in Arlington, Va. For more information or to register to attend these events, please visit the SETDA and SHLB websites.



by Discovery Education On 05/15/2012

The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the College Board today announced the finalists in the 2012 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, a national competition designed to encourage K-12 students to tackle environmental issues in their own communities. These 72 teams– comprised of more than 850 students representing 34 states – will vie for more than $300,000 in scholarships, educational trips, and other prizes for their work on advancing the global green initiative.



by Discovery Education On 05/30/2012

The Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and the College Board announced today the grand prize winners of the fourth annual Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, the nation’s premier national sustainability challenge designed to encourage K-12 students to become true agents of change by tackling environmental issues in their own communities and across the globe.



by Kay Lindenberg On 05/17/2012

digits From Pearson Fully Aligned to Common Core State StandardsMILFORD, Ohio – May 17, 2012 – Middle schoolers at Ohio’s Milford Exempted Village are among the first students in the nation to follow the mathematics learning path outlined by the new Common Core State Standards thanks to an all-new 100 percent digital program. The high-performing district – earning the Ohio Department of Education’s rating of “Excellent” or “Excellent with Distinction” for the past nine years – chose digits from Pearson to create "great mathematical thinkers" and save countless hours of valuable teacher time.



by Shmoop On 05/17/2012

Shmoop announces the launch of a free DMV Guide for students. Customized for each state, the online guide teaches students the ins and outs of driving, including how to secure a license, rules of the road, plus further hints and driving tips. The DMV Guide also covers a few topics for students to think about after they pass the big test.



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