SmartBrief Education Launches New Monthly Award

Editor’s Choice Content Award recognizes content written by educators

Washington, D.C., February 17, 2014 – Content is the lifeblood of digital publisher SmartBrief, Inc. – so to recognize those who create quality content, the SmartBrief Education team is proud to announce the launch of the Editor’s Choice Content Award. 

Each month, the award will recognize content written by educators, for educators that inspires readers to engage, innovate and discuss. Members of the SmartBrief Education team will nominate their favorite content each month, and two winners will be selected and featured in SmartBlog on Education, as well as in one or more of SmartBrief’s education briefs.

“The SmartBrief Education team consists of editors and writers who sift through thousands of sources each day, reading a variety of content, including blogs and commentaries written by educators,” said Melissa Greenwood, SmartBrief’s senior education editor. “This is our effort to recognize some of the innovative voices in the field.”

The January 2014 winners are Hilary Conklin for Middle School: Not So Bad, published by The Atlantic (Jan. 14, 2014); and Bill Ferriter for What Role Do Hunches Play in Professional Learning Communities?, published by the Center for Teaching Quality (Jan. 10, 2014). Both winners, according to Greenwood, “…challenge educators to reconsider stereotypes and rethink how they use their professional experiences and knowledge in the classroom.”

A leader in the digital content industry, SmartBrief’s mission is to give its readers a competitive edge by providing relevant, timely, and reliable information as efficiently as possible. SmartBrief’s curated content helps its readers transform information into insight, empowering smarter decisions.

With the Editor’s Choice Award, SmartBrief adds to its toolbox of means to share content, as well as new, innovative ways to leverage technology to better serve its subscribers, partners and advertisers. 

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