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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Receives National Urban Education School Board Excellence Award

North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is the 2013 recipient of the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence.

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AASA Applauds Houston Schools—2013 Broad Prize Winner

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, congratulates the Houston Independent School District (HISD) for winning the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education.

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Eleven Maryland schools earn National Blue Ribbon status

Eleven Maryland schools have earned a prestigious 2013 National Blue Ribbon designation, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday.

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Youth Technology Innovation Challenge announced

Leaders of the Kansas City Startup Village (KCSV) – an association of start-up founders, business owners, Kansas City Kansas Community College representatives, and entrepreneurs based in the ‘Google Fiberhood’ – announced their inaugural Youth Technology Innovation Challenge, to be held Sept. 25-29 at the University of Missouri Kansas City and other venues.

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AASL announces inaugural list of best apps for teaching & learning

The American Association of School Librarians’ inaugural list of 25 best apps for teaching and learning has five categories: books; STEM; organization and management; social sciences, and content creation.

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AASA Magazine Wins National Honors

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is pleased to announce that its monthly magazine, the School Administrator, has received national recognition in two publication competitions.

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Texas STEM academy wins social justice award

New Tech Network announced at its recent annual conference that Math, Engineering, Technology and Science Academy (Carrolton, Texas) was named recipient of the Chad P. Wick Award for Social Justice. This award is given to a school that demonstrates success in closing the achievement gap for underserved students.

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Summer school: NYU teaches high school girls security tech

For the past 10 years, New York University's Polytechnic Institute has run a competition called Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW). Students compete to find flaws in various websites' security measures, and exploit them to gain access to the sensitive information stored within. The National Security Agency and other government agencies have been known to recruit talent from among the competitors.

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Powerball winner donates $2M to repair Maine school

Gloria MacKenzie, whose $590.5 million prize in June was the largest single-winner Powerball jackpot ever, has promised to donate about $2 million to Schenck High School in East Millinocket, Maine, where her children attended school and her daughter has taught for 39 years.

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Georgia district's tech team earns accolades

The Forsyth County (Ga.) school system’s assistive technology team received the Tools for Life Excellence award for outstanding services. The recognition honors those at the local or statewide level who promote or help develop effective technology integration in the classroom, school, system, workplace, or community.

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