Have a voice, participate in National Speak Up Day today December 18, 2013! Join the conversation about the use of technology for learning through Sp

       
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Have a voice, participate in National Speak Up Day today December 18, 2013!

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Join the conversation about the use of technology for learning through Speak Up, a National Research Project. Since 2003, over 3.3 million K-12 education stakeholders have participated in the annual online surveys. Data findings are shared each year with federal, state and local policymakers to inform education programs, policies and funding.

By giving 15 minutes of your time to Speak Up America 2013 (www.tomorrow.org/speakup), you can make sure your voice is heard loud and clear from classrooms to the halls of Congress, from state capitols to boardrooms. Ensure that policymakers are making those important program and funding decisions based upon real data from real education stakeholders – you!

We would like everyone to have a voice in the future of how technology is used in our nation’s schools. So, please share this link with your friends, students, teachers, parents, administrators, community organizations, members, affiliates or anyone who has a passion for improving education and ask them to take the Speak Up survey TODAY.

More than 366,000 K-12 students, parents, educators and members of the community have already completed Speak Up surveys, this year, from all across the country. But now it is your time - Speak Up, America! Have a voice in the future of digital learning in our nation’s schools by participating in this year’s special Speak Up America campaign.

To “Speak Up,” simply visit www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2013 to take the online survey by Dec. 20th!

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Speak Up America 2013 a week in review:

366,090 (and counting!) overall surveys taken.

Surveys taken this week 51,326 (and counting!).

Speak Up Superstars! Our top participants as of today, based on total survey counts:

Top Schools:
North Carolina Virtual School, NC
Weslaco High School, Weslaco ISD, TX
Newport Harbor High School, Newport-Mesa Unified, CA
Florida Virtual High School (FLVS), FL
Memorial High School, McAllen ISD, TX

Top Districts:

Klein ISD, TX
McAllen ISD, TX
Weslaco ISD, TX
Shelby County School District, AL
Fairfax County Public Schools, VA

Top States:
Texas with 69,593
California with 46,317
Alabama with 32,975
Indiana with 27,390
North Carolina with 25,791

Speak Up America's Photo Challenge $500 grant Winners:

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Get your photos in today, there are still 3 chances to win! Entries are cumulative and multiple teachers from your school can enter each day! For more information on the photo challenge, to see examples and to find out who won, please visit the Speak Up Photo Challenge page on our website at: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakupamerica_photoChallenge.html

Speak Up Data Snapshots

Click each audience to view the 2013 preliminary data infographic for that group, or to view them all go to: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakupamerica_snapshot.html!

Educators
Parents
Students
Administrators—Thursday, December 19, 2013
Community Members—Friday, December 20, 2013

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Thank you for your interest and continued support of Speak Up! We look forward to your participation in Speak Up 2013! Be sure to stay updated on all things Speak Up by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and our Blog.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at jhostert@tomorrow.org or via phone at 949/609-4660 ext. 17.

Jenny Hostert
Speak Up Operations Manager
Project Tomorrow

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