Honors and Awards
Educational Technology Awards
Three winners—in the elementary, middle, and high school categories—have been selected for the premier 2007 Classroom of the Future Awards, an educational technology contest started by Minneapolis-based Tierney Brothers, an audio and visual communications company. The winners, which were selected based on their ability to form creative business ideas to enhance learning, are Mississippi Elementary School Second Grade, Coon Rapids, Miss.; Sandburg Middle School Computer Club, Golden Valley, Minn.; and Forest Lake Area High School Delta Epsilon Chi Chapter, Forest Lake, Minn.
School-Community Partnership Awards
Seven schools, seven school districts, two nonprofits, and three state departments of education have been awarded prizes in the 2007 Partnership Awards by Baltimore-based National Network of Partnership Schools at John Hopkins University, a professional development organization that encourages alliances between schools, families and communities for school improvement. Winners were selected based on their ability to develop and sustain school and community partnerships.
The winners are the California Department of Education, Sacramento; California PARENT Center, June Burnett Institute, San Diego; Hampton City Schools, Hampton, Va.; Hawaii State Department of Education, Honolulu; Highlands Elementary School, Naperville, Ill.; Kennedy Junior High School, Lisle, Ill.; Local District 4, Los Angeles Unified School District; Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore; Naperville Community Unit School District 203, Naperville, Ill.; Pasco School District, Pasco, Wash.; Phalen Lake Elementary, St. Paul, Minn.; Robert Frost Elementary School, Pasco, Wash.; Roberts Elementary Schools, Wayne, Pa.; Saint Paul Public Schools, St. Paul, Minn.; Spooner Elementary School, Spooner, Wis.; Strategic Learning Initiatives, Chicago; Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Beach, Va.; Whittier Elementary School, Pasco, Wash.