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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 03/19/2013



  • Cool. Lots of great blogs her. Some are new to me, but I'm going to be adding them to my (NEW) RSS reader. 

    tags: education news blogging

  • Just in. Nominate your favorite music teacher for this award!!! "The GRAMMY Foundation® and The Recording Academy® are partnering to present the first-ever Music Educator Award, to recognize music educators for their contributions to our musical landscape. Whether singing in the shower, playing in their college marching band, or performing on the GRAMMY® stage, musicians of all levels have had music teachers that have made a difference in their lives, and this award will acknowledge that contribution.  The award is open to current U.S. music teachers from kindergarten through college, and the first annual award will be presented at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception in 2014, the night before the GRAMMY Awards®. The Music Educator Award recipient will receive an award and honorarium of $10,000. In addition, nine finalists will also be recognized for their contributions and they will each receive an award and $1,000. Everyone can nominate a teacher – students, parents, friends, colleagues, community members, members of The Recording Academy, school deans and administrators.  Teachers are also able to nominate themselves.  Once a teacher is nominated, s/he will be notified and encouraged to fill out the complete application. 

    tags: education news music edu_news

  • Do you have an educator inspiring students to pursue engineering? Please nominate them! Here's the information. My son is about to pursue engineering and so I have a teacher I will nominate. "Nominations of these teachers in grades 6 to 12 must come from engineers or engineering students.  Deadline is March 29; up to three winners will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., a $2,000 cash prize, and classroom supplies. For full details and the nomination form, click here."

    tags: education news engineering award

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