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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt"><strong><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#222222;background:#F2F2F2">DEADLINE JANUARY 20:</span></strong><span class="apple-converted-space"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#222222;background:#F2F2F2">&nbsp;</span></span><a href="http://edsurge.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=439db75adf017b97887993422&amp;id=fb67b69376&amp;e=91472fdd70"><b><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#00997A;background:#F2F2F2;text-decoration:none">Instructure</span></b></a><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#222222;background:#F2F2F2">,
 the Salt Lake City-edtech company that builds the Canvas LMS, is offering &quot;Innovation in Education&quot; grants. Ten $5,000 grants will be available for K-12 teachers; five $10,000 grants will go to educators in higher ed. Submissions are due January 20, 2014.
 Instructure plans to unveil the winners at SXSWedu 2014 in March.<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><a href="http://edsurge.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=439db75adf017b97887993422&amp;id=459337a518&amp;e=91472fdd70"><b><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#00997A;background:#F2F2F2;text-decoration:none">All
 the details about how to apply are here</span></b></a><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#222222;background:#F2F2F2">. (Or, to see EdSurge coverage,<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><a href="http://edsurge.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=439db75adf017b97887993422&amp;id=3f5abecba5&amp;e=91472fdd70"><b><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#00997A;background:#F2F2F2;text-decoration:none">check
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<p class="MsoNormal">Stephanie Hirsh<br>
Executive Director<br>
Learning Forward<br>
17330 Preston Road, Suite 106-D<br>
Dallas, TX &nbsp;75252<br>
972-421-0900 &nbsp; work &nbsp;(ext. 302)<br>
972-421-0902 &nbsp; direct line<br>
972-421-0899 &nbsp; fax<br>
214-732-1450 &nbsp; cell<br>
<a href="mailto:Stephanie.hirsh@learningforward.org">Stephanie.hirsh@learningforward.org</a>&nbsp;<br>
<a href="http://www.learningforward.org">www.learningforward.org</a><br>
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Every educator engages in effective professional&nbsp;learning every day so every student achieves.
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