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Around the Web Wednesday!

It’s Wednesday…
Do you know what that means? It is Around the Web Wednesday!

Browse all the links below for the latest news and topics trending in education. Be sure to let us know which article intrigued you the most!
Be sure to check back each week for our Around the Web Wednesday Series
Have you participated in Speak Up 2013? Surveys are open to anyone interested in having a voice on critical education and technology trends. Go to www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2013 to take the survey today. Surveys open to students, parents, educators and community members!
Enjoy your day.

Under Armour Next Generation Charity Challenge

We’re super excited to let you know that we’re part of the UA Next Generation Charity Challenge. The Challenge is a fundraising campaign being launched by Under Armour.

To give back, Under Armour will be donating $50,000+ to organizations like ours focused on sparking positive social change by fueling the behavioral, educational and physical advancement of the NEXT generation. 

The charity that raises the most throughout the Challenge will get $20,000 from Under Armour. Second place gets $10,000 and third gets $5000. We’re out to raise as much money as possible for our cause so we can win that $20,000 grand prize donation. 

We think we can win and to do so, we definitely need your help. Every donation makes a difference, no matter how small. 

To help now, please Click Here and give whatever you can. 

Or, if you want to go one step further, Go Here and click ‘Create Your Fundraiser.’ In seconds, you’ll have your own fundraiser that you can share with all of your family and friends so that you can raise money for our cause too.

Please email CrowdRise at UANEXTChallenge@CrowdRise.com if you have any questions at all and they’ll help solve everything. 

Thanks so much for your support. 

– The Project Tomorrow team

Congratulations to this year’s Speak Up 200 Cohort!

Speak Up 200 Schools—2012 Participation

This annual recognition program highlights schools that are effectively incorporating Speak Up data into their local decision-making.  Each year, finalists are selected based on total student participation, length of time involved with Speak Up, and use of data in local decision making.  

Top 200 Schools – 2012 Participation

Congratulations to the Speak Up Top 200 Schools for their participation in Speak Up 2012.
Top 5 school districts (based on total participation)
  • Klein ISD* (Texas)
  • Shelby County School District*  (Alabama)
  • Weslaco ISD* (Texas)
  • McAllen ISD (Texas)
  • Richardson ISD (Texas)
Top performing district for parent participation
  • Shelby County School District*  (Alabama)
Top performing district for administrator participation
  • Klein ISD* (Texas)
Top performing district for teacher participation
  • Klein ISD* (Texas)
District School (*=Recognized multiple years) City
Coffee County Zion Chapel High School* Jack
Lee County School District Beulah High School Valley
Sanford Middle School* Opelika
Madison County Lynn Fanning Elementary School* Meridianville
Meridianville Middle School* Hazel Green
Riverton Intermediate School* Huntsville
Endeavor Elementary School            Harvest
Sparkman Middle School* Toney
Shelby County Chelsea High School Chelsea
Chelsea Intermediate School* Chelsea
Creek View Elementary School* Maylene
Montevallo Elementary School* Montevallo
Mount Laurel Elementary School* Birmingham
Oak Mountain Intermediate School* Birmingham
Thompson Sixth Grade Center* Alabaster
Helena Middle School* Helena
Valley Intermediate School* Pelham
Oak Mountain Middle School* Birmingham
Pelham High School* Pelham
Riverchase Middle School Birmingham
Thompson High School Alabaster
Thompson Intermediate School Alabaster
Apache Junction Unified Cactus Canyon Junior High School* Apache Junction
Desert Vista Elementary School* Apache Junction
Superstition Mountain Elementary School* Apache Junction
Paradise Valley Unified
Desert Trails Elementary School* Phoenix
Explorer Middle School* Phoenix
Shea Middle School* Phoenix
Sunrise Middle School * Scottsdale
Cactus View Elementary School* Phoenix
Horizon High School Scottsdale
Mountain Trail Middle School Phoenix
North Ranch Elementary School* Scottsdale
Arrowhead Elementary School* Phoenix
Foothills Elementary School Phoenix
Hidden Hills Elementary School Phoenix
Cabot Cabot Middle School North* Cabot
Southside Elementary School* Cabot
Stagecoach Elementary School* Cabot
Ward Central Elementary School* Ward
Westside Elementary School* Cabot
Cabot Middle School South* Cabot
Mountain Springs Elementary School* Cabot
Northside Elementary School* Cabot
Magness Creek Elementary School* Cabot
Fullerton Elementary Laguna Road Elementary School* Fullerton
Robert C Fisler Elementary School* Fullerton
Sunset Lane Elementary School Fullerton
Irvine Unified School District Culverdale Elementary School* Irvine
Sierra Vista Middle School Irvine
Venado Middle School Irvine
Merced Union High Atwater High School* Atwater
Buhach Colony High School* Atwater
Golden Valley High School* Merced
Livingston High School* Livingston
Merced High School* Merced
Yosemite High (Continuation)* Merced
Murrieta Valley Unified Vista Murrieta High School Murrieta
Natomas Unified School District Natomas Charter #19 Sacramento
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified Yorba Linda Middle School* Placentia
San Marcos Unified San Marcos High School* San Marcos
Paloma Elementary School San Marcos
Solana Beach Carmel Creek Elementary School* San Diego
Skyline Elementary School* Solana Beach
Solana Highlands Elementary School* Solana Beach
Solana Pacific Elementary School* San Diego
Solana Santa Fe Elementary School* Rancho Santa Fe
Solana Vista Elementary School* Solana Beach
Diocese of Wilmington St. Mark’s High School Wilmington
Lake Forest Lake Forest Central Elementary School* Felton
Red Clay Consolidated School District Brandywine Springs School Wilmington
Brevard County
Discovery Elementary School* Palm Bay
Apollo Elementary School* Titusville
Lewis Carroll Elementary School* Merritt Island
Herbert C. Hoover Middle School* Indialantic
Quest Elementary School* Melbourne
Tropical Elementary School * Merritt Island
Imperial Estates Elementary School Titusville
Indialantic Elementary School* Indialantic
Meadowlane Intermediate School* West Melbourne
Surfside Elementary School Satellite Beach
Lockmar Elementary School* Palm Bay
Broward County Miramar High School* Miramar
Deerfield Beach Middle School Deerfield Beach
Florida Virtual Florida Virtual Global School* Orlando
Kamehameha Schools Kapälama Middle School* Honolulu
Kapälama High School* Honolulu
Hawaii High School Kea‘au
City Of Chicago School District #299 Byrne Elementary School Chicago
Falconer Elementary School* Chicago
Gray Elementary School* Chicago
Haines Elementary School* Chicago
Saucedo Elementary Scholastic Academy* Chicago
Washington G Elementary School* Chicago
Harrisburg C U School District #3 East Side Intermediate School* Harrisburg
Harrisburg Middle School* Harrisburg
West Side Primary School* Harrisburg
Fayette County School Corp Connersville Sr. High School Connersville
M S D Wayne Township Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center Indianapolis
Garden City Elementary School Indianapolis
Plymouth Community School Corporation Lincoln Junior High School* Plymouth
Plymouth High School* Plymouth
Riverside Intermediate School
Menominee Elementary School Plymouth
Scott County School District #2 Scottsburg Middle School Scottsburg
Smith-Green Community Schools Churubusco High School Churubusco
Tri-Creek School Corporation Lowell Middle School Lowell
Warsaw Community Schools Edgewood Middle School Warsaw
Eisenhower Elementary School Warsaw
Jefferson Elementary School Warsaw
Lakeview Middle School Warsaw
Leesburg Elementary School Warsaw
Madison Elementary School Warsaw
Warsaw Community High School Warsaw
Washington Elementary School Warsaw
Blue Valley Unified School District
Aubrey Bend Middle School Overland Park
Harmony Middle School Overland Park
Lakewood Middle School Overland Park
Overland Trail Middle School Leawood
Oxford Middle School Overland Park
Pleasant Ridge Middle School Stillwell
Prairie Star Middle School Overland Park
Baltimore City Public School System Digital Harbor High School* Baltimore
John Ruhrah Elementary School Baltimore
North Bend Elementary School Baltimore
Kearney R-1 Schools Kearney Junior High School* Kearney
Kearney Middle School Kearney
North Carolina
North Carolina Virtual Public School North Carolina Virtual Public School* Raleigh
Onslow County Schools Hunters Creek Middle School* Jacksonville
New Bridge Middle School* Jacksonville
Northwoods Park Middle School* Jacksonville
Trexler Middle School* Richlands
Berea City School District Berea High School Berea
Big Creek Elementary School Cleveland
Ford Middle School Brook Park
Frederick Roehm Middle School Berea
Medina City School District Claggett Middle School Medina
Eliza Northrup Elementary School Medina
Ella Canavan Elementary School Medina
Sidney Fenn Elementary School Medina
Shawnee Local School District Shawnee High School Lima
Shawnee Middle School Lima
Chambersburg Area School District Chambersburg Area Middle School South Chambersburg
Owen J Roberts School District East Vincent Elementary School Spring City
North Coventry Elementary School Pottstown
Owen J Roberts High School Pottstown
Owen J Roberts Middle School Pottstown
West Vincent Elementary School Chester Springs
Hawkins County School District Surgoinsville Middle School* Surgoinsville
Klein Independent Benignus Elementary School* Klein
Doerre Intermediate School* Klein
Greenwood Forest Elementary School* Houston
Klein Intermediate School* Houston
Klein Oak High School* Spring
Klenk Elementary School* Houston
Krimmel Intermediate School* Klein
Lemm Elementary School* Spring
Northhampton Elementary School* Spring
Schindewolf Intermediate School* Spring
Schultz Elementary School* Tomball
Strack Intermediate School* Klein
Theiss Elementary School* Klein
Ulrich Intermediate School* Houston
Wunderlich Intermediate School* Houston
Benfer Elementary School* Klein
Brill Elementary School* Klein
Ehrhardt Elementary School* Klein
Eiland Elementary School* Houston
Epps Island Elementary School Houston
Klein Forest High School* Houston
Metzler Elementary School Spring
Nitsch Elementary School* Houston
McAllen Independent Brown Middle School McAllen
Castaneda Elementary School McAllen
Cathey Middle School McAllen
Dr. Pablo Perez Elementary School McAllen
Fields Elementary School McAllen
Gonzalez Elementary School McAllen
McAllen High School McAllen
McAuliffe Elementary School McAllen
Roosevelt Elementary  School McAllen
Rowe High School McAllen
Weslaco Independent A N Rico Elementary School* Weslaco
Airport Elementary School* Weslaco
Central Middle School* Weslaco
Cleckler/Heald Elementary School* Weslaco
Dr R E Margo Elementary School* Weslaco
F D Roosevelt Elementary School* Weslaco
Mario Ybarra Elementary School* Weslaco
Memorial Elementary School* Weslaco
North Bridge Elementary School* Weslaco
Sam Houston Elementary School* Weslaco
Weslaco High School* Weslaco
Dr. Armando Cuellar Middle School Weslaco
Mary Hoge Middle School* Weslaco
Rodolfo Rudy Silva Jr. Elementary School* Weslaco
Weslaco East High School* Weslaco
Raul A Gonzalez Jr. Elementary School* Weslaco
Beatriz G Garza Middle School* Weslaco
Albemarle County Public Schools Jackson P. Burley Middle School Charlottesville
Joseph T. Henley Middle School Crozet
Monticello High School Charlottesville
Mortimer Y. Sutherland Middle School Charlottesville
Western Albemarle High School Crozet
Arlington County Public Schools Taylor Elementary School* Arlington
Luxemburg-Casco Luxemburg-Casco Intermediate School* Luxemburg
Verona Area Badger Ridge Middle School Verona
Verona Area High School* Verona

Speak Up 2013 is just around the corner…

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Happy September to all our followers and supporters!

In this newsletter, you will find important information regarding…
  1. The launch of Speak Up 2013
  2. Promotional materials for Speak Up 2013
  3. Details regarding our “Celebration of 10 Years of Student Voices About Digital Learning” Cocktail Reception in Washington, D.C.
  4. Schoolwires online event: Symposium on Parent Engagement coming in October
  5. Your thoughts regarding the recent FCC’s proposed changes
Happy Reading!
Be sure to let us know what you think by following us on TwitterFacebook, and ourBlog!
-The Project Tomorrow team
Speak Up 2013

SPEAK UP 2013 opens on October 2nd!

Last year over 466,000 students, parents and educators representing over 8,020 schools nationwide participated in Speak Up– Now’s your chance to get involved! Be a part of the conversation and share your ideas about how to leverage technology in schools to promote better learning. Register your school or district to participate today!
Join with educators from across the country that use the Speak Up Surveys to identify how their students, teachers, administrators and parents want to use technology for learning, communications and collaboration. Get a jump start on Speak Up participation by registering as the primary contact for your school or district today!
As the primary contact for your district, school or organization you will be in charge of the promotion and encouragement of the survey at your selected organizational level. In return, you will receive free, online access to your aggregated results with state and national comparisons in February 2014.

WHAT Speak Up includes:

 Surveys for: K-12 students, teachers, librarian media specialists, parents, school site and district administrators, technology leaders and NEW this year business partners and community members.
 Survey topics include: learning and teaching with technology, science instruction and STEM career exploration, professional development, online assessment, digital citizenship and emerging technology topics such as mobile devices & BYOD, online learning, social media and digital content.
 New questions this year on education technology funding, common core standards, blended learning, flipped classroom models and online reading comprehension.

WHY participate?

 There is no fee to participate, or limit on the number of respondents. All information is 100% confidential. The surveys take less than 20 minutes to complete
 Each participating institution receives a free online report in February 2014 aggregating all local data with national data to use for comparative benchmarking and local advocacy.
 NEW THIS YEAR! Community members and business partners survey.
 NEW THIS YEAR! Educators and parents will not be required to enter a survey password. *Students will still need a survey password to take the survey.
 Use your local Speak Up data to: advocate for policies, programs & funding, as input into local plans, support grant proposals, engage your community, and learn about the ideas of your students, staff and parents.
 Lend your voice to national advocacy efforts and help improve educational opportunities for ALL kids!

Register today and spread the word. Be sure to Speak Up on October 2nd!


Our Speak Up Promotional Materials are here to help you!

To see a full list of our helpful and handy flyers and guides, visit our site here.


A Celebration of 10 Years of Student Voices about Digital Learning

Speak Up 2003 – 2013

Hosted by Haworth, Inc.
At their offices
575 7th Street NW, Suite 200
Washington DC 20004
In the past 10 years, our nation’s classrooms have been irrevocably changed by the inclusion of digital learning tools and resources such as e-textbooks, online classes, tablet computers, educational games and social media.
At the emotional center of this digital conversion of our K-12 classrooms and schools has been the aspirations and ideas of our K-12 learners whose desires for a more social-based, un-tethered and digitally rich educational experience has changed forever the way we think about teaching and learning.
With the first Speak Up online survey in 2003, Project Tomorrow created a new national movement to recognize the value of K-12 student voices within education. Since then, over 2.5 million K-12 students (and over 500,000 teachers, administrators and parents) have shared their authentic, unfiltered views on the use of digital tools and resources through the annual Speak Up surveys, creating the largest collection of K-12 education stakeholder data. Over the past 10 years, the Speak Up data findings have been used regularly by federal, state and local policymakers to inform programs, plans and policies with a common goal in mind – improving educational opportunities for all students.
From the halls of Congress to school board meeting rooms all across the country, the Speak Up National Research Project has provided the catalyst for listening to the ideas of our nation’s most important clients of education, the students. Please join Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow and the Project Tomorrow Board of Directors to celebrate this 10 year legacy of impact and to applaud the partners and investors who have made Speak Up not only a national research asset, but an important strategic tool for schools and districts nationwide.
Your participation in this invitation only celebration would be most appreciated.
If you will be in or around the DC area and would like to attend, please respond to Jenny Hostert at jhostert@tomorrow.org or 949-609-4660 x17 by Friday, September 13.

Schoolwires online event: Symposium on Parent Engagement

Tuesday, October 22, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm CT.
To register, click here.
Parents – and especially the new digital parents – are driving change in K-12 school districts across the country, raising the bar on effective use of technology in the classroom, mobile access to school and district websites, and effective use of social media and real-time communication tools. It’s never been more clear that to achieve your education goals, you need to engage parents as partners and advocates. Join us for this important symposium to explore findings of critical research on digital parents and family engagement, and how they impact student success. You’ll also hear from other K-12 districts about their efforts to engage families and achieve greater alignment among administrators, teachers and parents to establish educational goals and improve student achievement levels.
Project Tomorrow’s CEO, Julie Evans, will host a session titled, “Connecting with the New Digital Parents.”
The session will review extensive research around the “New Digital Parent” and find out how this emerging cadre of parents is influencing school-to-home communications, effective use of technology in the classroom, and family outreach in K-12 communities. Learn about key characteristics of the “New Digital Parents” and how to connect with them.
We hope to see you there!

The Federal Communications Commission’s Proposed Changes to the E-Rate Program

On July 23, 2013, the FCC released the E-rate Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) which is designed to collect input from stakeholders on a broad range of issues.
The FCC is specifically seeking feedback on how to ensure that schools and libraries have access to 21st Century connectivity to support digital learning, on how to maximize the cost-effectiveness of E-rate funds and how to streamline the application process.
This NPRM is a very long document and there are lots of proposed rule changes for E-rate funding. Here is a link to the actual NPRM.
The deadline for stakeholder feedback or comments is September 16. We recommend that all of our Speak Up friends take a look at this document as the proposed changes may impact your schools and districts and how you are currently using your E-rate funding.
If you decide to file a statement or comment with the FCC and would like to use Speak Up data to support your comment, please let us know. We are currently considering our own filing as well.
ISTE is providing a form on their website to help facilitate comments from school and district leaders. Check it out here.
We are interested in your thoughts also. One of the proposed rule changes includes eliminating the ability for districts to use e-rate funds for website hosting services and email services. The new rules would also not cover mobile devices or off campus 3G/4G connectivity. What do you think about these changes? How would that impact your district?
If you are able to see the comment box below, please share your thoughts. If you are unable to see the comment box below, please share them with us on a special location on our website here.
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Strong Start, Bright Future—Back to School Bus Tour

The Beginning of the School Year is Upon Us!
Check out what city the “Strong Start, Bright Future” tour is headed next!
Parents, educators, and school administrators: what aspirations and goals do you  have for the year? Students: How do you hope to approach the new school year, and what knowledge do you hope to gain? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.
Like so many of you who have been conjuring up thoughts and plans for the upcoming year, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has been doing the same. Yesterday was the launch of his “Strong Start, Bright Future—Back to School Bus Tour” in New Mexico.
The tour’s main purpose is to promote the critical and pivotal investment in education to cities and communities across the United States. Secretary Duncan will also inform others about the ConnectED initiative, and how it can help our students gain skills to compete in the 21st Century.
Wondering where the “Strong Start, Bright Future—Back to School Bus Tour” will stop next? Click the link here to learn more.
Don’t forget to register for Speak Up 2013! Surveys open October 2nd, and will run through December 20th.
Have a happy Tuesday!
– The Project Tomorrow team 

Schoolwires® Announces Symposium on Parent Engagement Oct. 22

Happy Thursday!

Take some time to read about the Symposium on Parent Engagement October 22nd! Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow’s CEO, will be presenting on timely matters concerning education. 

Be sure to vote for Julie in the SXSWEdu panel. Tomorrow, September 6th, is the last day to vote! Click the webtile below for more information.

Tomorrow is is also National Flipped Day! Flip your classroom and tell us about your experiences on October 2nd, when Speak Up surveys launch. Visit this link for more information: http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/09/03/national-flipped-day-encourages-flipping-classrooms-with-free-lessons.aspx

As always, be sure to share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

Have a great evening.

-The Project Tomorrow team

Schoolwires® Announces Symposium on Parent Engagement Oct. 22
Research, ideas and best practices to engage parents as partners and advocates in education
State College, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4, 2013 — To help districts engage with parents more deeply this new school year, Schoolwires is hosting a Symposium on Parent Engagement on October 22. The online event will include presentations by Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow®, Dr. Karen Mapp, director of the Education Policy and Management Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and administrators from K-12 districts across the country.
Today’s digital parents have different expectations when it comes to the effective use of technology in the classroom and school-to-home communications,” said Evans. “These expectations are driving change in the way school districts engage parents to support student success. Yet too many districts still rely primarily on one-way information sharing that falls short of parent expectations.”
Administrators can learn effective new strategies for communicating with digital parents during the online Symposium on Parent Engagement on Oct. 22 from 11 am to 4 pm CT. Presenters will include:
·         Dr. Karen Mapp, director of the Education Policy and Management Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will deliver a keynote on Family Engagement Research. Mapp is one of the nation’s leading experts in educational leadership and partnerships among educators, families and community members that support student achievement. Her keynote will help attendees better understand how to build capacity for families to become more engaged and the specific components LEAs and schools need to create successful family engagement initiatives.
·         Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, will summarize the latest research from the Speak Up National Project  around the “New Digital Parent” and explain the impact this group has on school district communication, 21st century learning, and family outreach plans.
·         Bernie Rhinerson, former Chief of Staff at San Diego Unified School District, will discuss leveraging mobile apps and social communications to reach tweeting, texting digital parents.
·         A panel of administrators from K-12 districts will discuss their family engagement programs. The panel includes Mary Wegner, Assistant Superintendent, Sitka Schools, Alaska; Steven Anderson, Director of Instructional Technology, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, North Carolina; John Schreck, Webmaster, Riverside Unified School District, California; and Christine Corliss, District Webmaster/Publicity Coordinator, Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools, New Jersey.
Attendees can register for the Symposium on Parent Engagement at the Schoolwires website.
Engaging parents is critical not only to the success of an individual student, but also to the overall improvement of schools,” said Christiane Crawford, President and Chief Executive Officer, Schoolwires. “In addition to discovering new communication strategies, participants in the symposium will learn about critical research on digital parents and family engagement, and how they impact student success.”
To complement the online symposium, Schoolwires partnered with Project Tomorrow to create a companion Administrator’s Guide to Reaching Digital Parents. The guide includes findings from the 2012 Speak Up National Research Project that tracks interest in the use of emerging technologies to address the specific needs of K-12 students, parents and educators. Among the most noteworthy findings of the survey is the importance of effective school-to-home communications as a way to engage parents in the learning process. However, a quarter of school and district administrators (26 percent) see effective communications with parents as a major challenge today. The guide will help administrators better understand today’s digital parents, and provide best practices that districts can model to better engage parents to support student achievement. The guide can be downloaded in advance of the symposium at the Schoolwires website.
About Schoolwires
Schoolwires, Inc. provides a suite of technology products and related services to more than 1,500 educational entities, including K-12 school districts and schools in the United States and China. The company’s technologies are designed to foster community, student, teacher and parent engagement in the classroom, locally and internationally. Its solutions include an integrated website and content management system, a safe social learning and networking system, a family of mobile solutions, and an enterprise technology platform. Schoolwires brings together a district’s essential technologies, information, and content to effectively engage the K-12 community in support of district and student success. The company currently serves an estimated 10 million users and has been recognized as one of the top privately held education companies for the seventh consecutive year by Inc. magazine. Schoolwires was incorporated on April 5, 2000 and is headquartered in State College with offices in Beijing, China.
© 2013 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.
Media Contact:
Susan Malzahn

The Future of Personalized Learning in Elementary Schools

A Webinar Sponsored by DreamBox Learning

Be sure to register for Thursday’s webinar- 08/29 
Have you participated in one of Julie Evans’ past webinars? If so, what new insights did you learn? If you haven’t had the chance to participate in any of Julie Evans’ past webinars, you may view them here
This coming Thursday, August 29th, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in another free webinar session presented by Project Tomorrow’s CEO, Julie Evans, and Neal Manegold, Curriculum Producer of DreamBox Learning.

The webinar, appropriately titled The Future of Personalized Learning in Elementary Schools, will focus upon the topic of personalized learning, and how today’s technological resources can help achieve personalized learning in our elementary schools.

To register for Thursday’s webinar, click here. The webinar will take place from 3-4pm Eastern time.

Who will be attending? Let us know in the comments! Have a great Tuesday.

– The Project Tomorrow team

Fun-Fact Friday

Happy Friday to all our followers and readers!
How has your week been? If you’ve been following our posts, be sure to let us know which one intrigued you the most!
Happy Friday!
 Before the work week is officially over, don’t forget to vote for Julie Evans’ panel ListenUp! SpeakUp! GameUp! A Game Data Discussion  at the SXSWEdu conference here. Other panelists of this discussion include:
Allisyn Levy of BrainPOP
Robert Torres of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
…And while you are voting for Julie’s panel, you might as well register for Speak Up 2013, right? All the information can be found here.
Exciting events are on the horizon at Project Tomorrow, as our brand new website will be launching very soon! We will be sure to blog about all the new features as soon it arrives…keep checking back!
For Fun-Fact Friday, read up on DoSomething.org’s feature on 11 Facts About Education in America here.
Did anything shock or surprise you? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.
We’ve also provided you a few quotes about education to inspire your weekend!
– The Project Tomorrow team
Education Quotes:
    “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

   “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”

    “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
Margaret Mead

  “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination.”
Nelson Mandela

    “In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”
Phil Collins

    “All I have learned, I learned from books.”
Abraham Lincoln

    “Wisdom…. comes not from age, but from education and learning.”
Anton Chekhov

    “All of life is a constant education.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, The Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt

   “The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”
Thomas Paine

Around the Web Wednesday: Take 2

Happy Wednesday!
The middle of the week calls for some time to catch up on the most recent news and events concerning education.

Check out the Project Tomorrow Blog each week for our Around the Web Wednesday series.
Read about all the various topics below! Be sure to let us know which one intrigued you the most!
Don’t forget to Register for Speak Up 2013, and vote for Project Tomorrow’s CEO Julie Evans’ panel at the SXSWEdu conference.
Happy Reading!
– The Project Tomorrow Team
Around the Web Wednesday:
1. Do you believe education is in constant change/evolvement? Read about it here!
2. A Washington D.C. university looks to expand online education programs: Read about it here!
3. The growth of online learning: Yay or Nay? Read about it here!
4. What education reforms are needed? Read about it here!
5. Florida teachers and science education: Read about it here!
6. STEM training for middle school teachers: Read about it here!
7. Race to the Top grants: Read about it here!
8. Technology and New York schools: Read about it here!
9. U.S. Department of Education awards $12.3 million in grants: Read about it here!
10. The teacher turnover crisis in American urban schools: Read about it here!