Since 2009 the National Book Foundation has awarded the Innovations in Reading Prize to an individual or organization that inspires readers and engages new audiences with literature. From bicycle-powered libraries that serve a homeless community to empowering Harry Potter fans to build libraries around the world, the Innovations in Reading Prize recognizes literary activists who share the National Book Foundation’s aims to engage readers from all backgrounds.
The Ronald Reagan Foundation & Institute established the Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series to develop engaged, informed, and conscientious citizen leaders by hosting a national series of debates for high school students who effectively use logic, evidence, and personality to communicate their ideas. This debate series encourages students to join the conversation on issues the United States faces.
Outfitting a school or classroom with the correct technology resource can further the reach of teachers, enhance the skills of students, and create endless opportunities of education methods. Educators of America are driven to not only supply teachers and educators with the classroom technology they need but also train them to use it in the most effective ways possible.
For nearly two decades, students from around the world have participated in Microsoft’s global technology competition, the Imagine Cup, to bring their unique tech solutions to life. However, the Imagine Cup is more than just a competition; it’s a chance for students to work with friends, network with professionals, gain new skills, and meet other youth who want to make a difference in the world.
StudentCam is C-SPAN’s national video documentary competition encouraging students to think critically about issues that affect their communities and the nation. This year students in grades 6–12 are asked to create a short (five- to six-minute) video documentary on a topic related to the theme What’s Your Vision in 2020?