SOURCE: e.Republic, Inc.

September 10, 2008 06:00 ET

Award: e.Republic's Center for Digital Education and Converge Magazine Announce 2008 Digital Achievement Awards

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2008) - e.Republic's Center for Digital Education and Converge magazine announced winners of the 2008 Digital Education Achievement Awards which showcase exceptional education Web sites, projects and programs across the world. The awards recognize educators, students, parents and volunteers who are creating meaningful education experiences for students using digital technology.

Marina Leight, vice president of the Center, said, "We had an impressive field of applications this year. Education leaders along with students, parents and teachers are making the Web an exciting place with all kinds of innovation. This year's winners are an outstanding showcase of great ideas."

Learning and Engagement category
A Journey into Time Immemorial -- Simon Fraser University and collaborating partners - Sunset Ridge School, Northfield, Illinois
Delta College Web site

Honorable Mentions:
Blue Ridge Community College Web site
Drexel University Online Web site Web Publishing System -- Los Angeles County Office of Education
Northern Virginia Community College Web site
TeAch 21 - Cherokee County Board of Education, Georgia

Community (Tighter Bonds) category
Alabama Learning Exchange - Alabama Department of Education, Technology Initiatives
Collaborative Community - Bulloch County School System, Georgia 
Howell Township Public Schools, New Jersey, Web site
Iowa School Alerts
McAllen Independent School District, Texas, Web site
West Virginia Education Portal

Honorable Mention:
Spackenkill School District, New York, Web site

Accountability (School Performance) category
Clayton County Public Schools, Georgia, Internet and Intranet/Portal
Truckee Meadows Community College Online Student Progress Reports
Utah Educator Services Suite

This year's Awards Gala is sponsored by BearingPoint, GovDelivery Inc., and Hyland Software Inc.

The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in education. The Center is a division of e.Republic Inc. (, a national publishing, event and research company focused on information technology in the public sector.

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