Honors and Awards

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Science and Tech.

Toshiba America, Inc., a New York City-based technology company, and the Arlington, Va.-based National Science Teachers Association have awarded eight K-12 student groups in four different grade categories with the 2008 National ExploraVision Awards. The awards recognize the students’ efforts to use creativity and technology to find solutions to world problems. Each student on the four first-place teams will be awarded a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond, while each student on the four second-place teams will awarded a $5,000 U.S. Savings Bond. Recipients, by category, include the following:

Grades K-3: Mediapolis Community Schools, Mediapolis, Iowa (First Place); George L Cooke School, Monticello, N.Y. (Second Place).
Grades 4-6: Veneta Elementary, Veneta, Ore. (First Place); Discovery School, Edinburg, Texas (Second Place).
Grades 7-9: Palisades Charter High, Pacific Palisades, Calif. (First Place); West Hills Middle School, West Bloomfield, Mich. (Second Place).
Grades 10-12: North Carolina School of Science and Math, Durham, N.C. (First Place); Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, Vt. (Second Place).

Mathematics Education

TODOS: Mathematics For All, a Tempe, Ariz.-based philanthropy that supports high quality math education for Latino and Hispanic students, has awarded Miriam Leiva, a past president and founder of TODOS, with the 2008 Iris Carl Memorial Leadership and Equity Award. The award recognizes Ms. Leiva’s work as an advocate and researcher for K-12 mathematics education.

School District Technology

The International Society for Technology in Education, a Washington-based nonprofit organization that oversees education technology standards, and T.H.E. Journal, an Irvine, Calif.-based monthly educational technology publication, have awarded the Greeneville City School District in Greeneville, Tenn., with the 2008 Sylvia Charp District Award. The award recognizes the Greeneville City School District for its success in providing all students with effective and innovative technology.

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