awards/competitions

Texas Students Headed to National Competition

The Graham (Texas) High School Technology Student Association Chapter was successful at the state competition in Waco earlier this month. Despite being in only its second year of competition, the chapter sent 45 students to represent Graham. Of those, 39 students placed in the top 10, with six qualifying for the national competition in Orlando, Fla., this summer. Graham also placed first in overall competition against 16 other 3A schools.

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Principal Finishes Boston Marathon at Her Michigan School

Bombs interrupted elementary school principal Pam Mathers' quest to run the Boston Marathon a half-mile from the end, but her proud students helped her cross a finish line Wednesday in Troy.

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York County (Pa.) Students Receive State Awards

At the state SkillsUSA competition, which involved more than 1,100 students, 14 York County School of Technology students took either a first- or second-place win, according to a news release. Four students qualified for the national competition in June.

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Center for Digital Ed Honors Districts for Tech Prowess

In the ninth annual Digital School Districts Survey from the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association, three school districts received top honors for technology integration.

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Minnesota High School Receives National Award

The technology and education department at St. Michael-Albertville High School (St. Michael, Minn.) received the Program Excellence Award at the 2013 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) conference, recently held in Ohio.

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Hackathons to Create Education Apps

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook plan to hold two “hackathons” this month, bringing together software developers and educators to create new Facebook applications for teaching and learning.

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N.J. Principal Recognized as 'Visionary' Leader in Education

Salem High School Principal Dr. Gregory Dunham said he’s had some great moments in his 13 years as principal, but nothing quite as humbling as an award he recently received.

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N.J. Principal Wins Award for Music Encouragement

As an advocate of music in schools and an encouraging supporter of the students in Woodstown High School, a local principal received the New Jersey Musical Educator Association Administrators Award.

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Tennessee Middle School Finishes Top Three in Nine Events

The Technology Student Association at Robertsville Middle School competed in a recent state conference in Chattanooga and finished in the top three in nine events. Twenty-seven students from the TSA chapter at RMS competed in 22 different group and individual events at the 35th Tennessee TSA State Conference, which included 649 middle and high school competitors from 61 Tennessee schools.

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Jane of All Trades

Des Plains Chief Is Illinois Superintendent of the Year.

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