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New Federal Relief for Education in the American Rescue Plan

By Maureen Hance | 03/19/2021 | 0 Comments
2021 American Relief Plan

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, with another round of COVID-19 relief funding for education. The new law includes: $129 billion for K-12 state education agencies, including $800 million for children experiencing homelessness $40 billion for colleges and universities $2.75 billion to governors for use by private schools Read More »

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Investments, Growth, Acquisitions & Reopening: Q1 2021 in Review

By Guest Contributor | 03/19/2021 | 0 Comments

By Guest Contributor Lisa Wolfe Lisa Wolfe joins us again to provide an update on education news.   From an education perspective, reopening schools and the status of spring assessments dominated the education headlines during the first quarter of 2021. Plus, the news of investment, growth, and acquisition in the education community during Q1 is Read More »

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Tracking CARES Act Spending in Education

By Maureen Hance | 10/16/2020 | 0 Comments
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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been keeping you up to date on its impact on states, schools, and spending. One area that we have been particularly focused on is the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) of which nearly $40 billion was allocated for Read More »

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Tracking Back-to-School 2020-2021

By Colleen Galligan | 09/15/2020 | 0 Comments
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We’ve all been paying close attention to the news and our local school communities, following the opening plans. MDR data experts have been capturing when and how school will be in session and which learning models each school will follow.  Although, some schools started a little later this year, as of this week, most schools Read More »

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CARES Act Funding Webinar: Questions Answered

By Maureen Hance | 06/11/2020 | 0 Comments
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As you may know, a significant portion of the federal economic relief bill—the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)—is allocated to government programs focused on educational institutions, families and children. This includes $30.5 billion in Education Stabilization Funds dedicated to K-12, Higher Education and a Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund for local K-12 Read More »

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Do the Benefits of Digital Devices in School Classrooms Outweigh the Downsides?

By Guest Contributor | 03/11/2020 | 0 Comments
Classroom Technology

Thanks to The Wall Street Journal for citing MDR data from our Teachers Talk Technology report in their article!  Two professionals in the education space share the benefits and potential downsides of digital devices in classrooms: “Technology has steadily worked its way into classrooms around the world, from kindergarten to graduate school. Its use in Read More »

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The Education Scoops for May 17

By Colleen Galligan | 05/17/2019 | 0 Comments

KUDOS The Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA Educational Foundation, and Discovery Education Announce Winners for 2019 ‘Operation Prevention’ Video Challenge Tennessee Teens Named Winners of People’s Choice Award and Nationwide PSA Video Challenge to Educate Youth on the Dangers of Opioid Misuse The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the DEA Educational Foundation, and Discovery Education, Read More »

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MDR and Lysol Selected as Winners in the 2019 PRNews Social Media Awards

By Colleen Galligan | 05/14/2019 | 0 Comments
Modern Classroom

We are proud to announce that MDR, together with our client Lysol, was selected as a winner in the Instagram – Best Marketing Campaign category of the 2019 PRNews Social Media Awards! Winners were announced last week at the Social Media Awards Breakfast at the Social Shake Up Show in Atlanta, Read More »

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The Education Scoops for May 3

By Colleen Galligan | 05/03/2019 | 0 Comments
MDR Education Vicki Scoops

KUDOS Carolina Biological Supply Company’s Science Curriculum Wins National BESSIE and EdTech Cool Tool Awards Top education professional publications chose Building Blocks of Science™ 3D grades K-5 materials for prestigious school technology product honors School science supplier Carolina Biological announced that its new science curriculum won a 2019 BESSIE Award and was named a Finalist Read More »

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The Education Scoops for April 19

By Colleen Galligan | 04/19/2019 | 0 Comments
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KUDOS Each year during the Annual Conference, CoSN honors distinguished school technology leaders, experts and districts for their school technology accomplishments and dedication to advancing innovative learning settings. Let’s give a big congrats to these individuals who were honored! District Team Leadership Award: Hampton Township School District Team (PA) Community Leadership Read More »

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The Education Scoops for April 5

By Colleen Galligan | 04/05/2019 | 0 Comments

Wow..busy time of year!  So many things to celebrate this time around…from anniversaries, the EdTech Digest Awards (tons familiar names on the finalist and winners list!) and other innovative products and services being released.  There are many wonderful things you all do for teachers, students, administrators and entire districts, so with that I say a Read More »

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The Education Scoops for March 22

By Colleen Galligan | 03/22/2019 | 0 Comments

This week marks the first week of spring and new growth is on it’s way. Growth comes with announcements of new products and service offerings for the education market. This round of the scoops has quite a bit of news in the area of new product and services launches, so I broke that out into Read More »

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The Education Scoops for March 8

By Colleen Galligan | 03/08/2019 | 0 Comments

Today is National Proofreading Day! We all have made spelling errors, grammar boo boos and typos when we write (I sure do!), so today is the day where we should take a little extra time to proofread our work, and also show appreciation to those who proof our work. Do you use an online tool Read More »

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The Education Scoops for February 22

By Colleen Galligan | 02/22/2019 | 0 Comments

School safety is a hot topic (no surprise there) and it’s relationship with social emotional learning (SEL) is becoming more prevalent.  Why the importance?  Educators are looking for ways to reduce discipline problems, build a positive school climate and increase academic success, especially during the needs of increased safety in schools.  I love seeing companies Read More »

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The Education Scoops for February 8

By Colleen Galligan | 02/08/2019 | 0 Comments

Busy busy busy!  What a great start to 2019 and I’m looking forward to bringing you scoops, and more good stuff, in the months to come.  Thank you to those of you who provided feedback over the past two weeks.  I appreciate your support and I love reading your comments.  I’m combing through your emails Read More »

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The Education Scoops for January 25

By Colleen Galligan | 01/25/2019 | 0 Comments

The scoops have been pouring in the past couple weeks, thank you all for sharing!  With the new year upon us, I’m thinking it’s a good time to solicit Scoops feedback.  Many of you have been loyal readers over the years and so I thank you for your continued clicks. But, is there anything else Read More »

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The Education Scoops for January 11

By Colleen Galligan | 01/11/2019 | 0 Comments

It’s a new year, which means new scoops for you! I love this time of year because it means a clean slate with exciting news and announcements to share. It’s fun to imagine what 2019 will bring for the education industry and for all of us. I look forward to sharing the hottest news that develops Read More »

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The EdScoops for December 14

By Colleen Galligan | 12/14/2018 | 0 Comments
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The end of 2018 is fast approaching and then on to 2019.  There have been so many great announcements this year with all of you constantly striving to help improve all things relating to educators and the education industry.  We here at MDR are very much appreciative of all the great things you do and Read More »

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The EdScoops for November 30

By Colleen Galligan | 11/30/2018 | 0 Comments

Holiday Chaos is full-force and I’m hoping you all are not stressed to the max…especially with year-end fast approaching.  Oh yeah, that hectic rush to the finish line for those businesses whose fiscal year ends December 31.  While some are crazed, our education audience is checked out, offline and relaxing.  NOT!  Completely false!  This is Read More »

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The EdScoops for November 9

By Colleen Galligan | 11/09/2018 | 0 Comments

This time around I’d like to give a shout out to the EDspaces conference this past week in Tampa, FL.  If you aren’t familiar with Edspaces, it’s a conference around the conversation of the future of learning environments. It’s a yearly conference where education leaders (architects, distributors, Pre-K – 12, colleges, universities, independent manufacturer representatives, exhibitors, Read More »

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The EdScoops for October 26

By Colleen Galligan | 10/26/2018 | 0 Comments

You know the devastation that Hurricane Michael had on the Florida panhandle this month.  Here at MDR, we speak to schools every day, all day, and this impacted region of the U.S. has been top on our list. In this week’s scoops, I’ve included some comments we’ve been hearing from schools in the impacted areas.  We Read More »

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The EdScoops for October 12

By Colleen Galligan | 10/12/2018 | 0 Comments

I’m so excited to say this time around that MDR is deserving of being included in the Kudos!  Our WeAreTeachers team has been selected as a winner in two categories in the The 2018 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards! Custom Content/Marketing category: Social Media/Online Community – Honoring any online community or social media network that Read More »

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The EdScoops for September 28

By Colleen Galligan | 09/28/2018 | 0 Comments

Holy cow…EdNET is a wrap! Those who attended are giving us rave reviews, so thank you.  Having developed a new format for this year, there’s always a little trepidation heading in, but we are thrilled with the responses we’ve received thus far. We are taking in all your feedback and will be incorporating all the Read More »

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The EdScoops for September 14

By Colleen Galligan | 09/13/2018 | 0 Comments

It’s a super exciting week, here at MDR…EdNET kicks off in San Francisco today!  The EdNET team has been crazy busy preparing for the first of three EdNET events taking place nationwide.  Although I’m hanging back this year, I know for a fact it will be an amazing time with all the great programming and sessions Read More »

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The EdScoops for August 31

By Colleen Galligan | 08/31/2018 | 0 Comments

I think it’s just about official that all schools are back into session now, or within the next week.  As we head into the long Labor Day weekend ahead, please take this time to enjoy the last of the summer (pains me to say that) and prepare for all the school year excitement ahead.  The Read More »

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The EdScoops for August 17

By Colleen Galligan | 08/17/2018 | 0 Comments
MDR Education Vicki Scoops

This time of year, I get a little sappy and take a great deal of pride in what I do for a living.  Most of August and the beginning of September many schools will be opening their doors to welcome back students for another another year. While most of us didn’t get the summer off to Read More »

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The EdScoops for August 3

By Colleen Galligan | 08/03/2018 | 0 Comments

There are lots of great things going on in our industry and each week I look forward to sharing them with you.  This week, I have to take a step back from that and share sad news while reflecting on a well-known person our industry most recently lost.  We are mourning the untimely death of Read More »

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The EdScoops for July 20

By Colleen Galligan | 07/20/2018 | 0 Comments

Are you all familiar with the ILA (International Literacy Association) conference?  It’s held every year during the summer for educators.  This year it’s July 20-23 in Austin, Texas.  Thousands of literacy educators, professionals, and advocates from around the world will gather to connect with and learn from leaders in the field.  Our WeAreTeachers team will Read More »

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The EdScoops for June 22

By Colleen Galligan | 06/22/2018 | 0 Comments

Unless you live under a rock, those of us education industry fanatics know that ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) is next week.   I’m super excited to be attending this year along with all my other 20,000 educator friends. MDR will be hosting the exhibitor lounge and there will be LOTS happening (big announcements Read More »

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The EdScoops for June 8

By Colleen Galligan | 06/08/2018 | 0 Comments

Ahhh, the days are getting warmer (well, a little) and that means the end of the school year is fast approaching – or has approached for those in warmer parts of the nation!  With the end of the school year here, it’s a good time for us who work with the education industry to look Read More »

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