SACRAMENTO, CA – September 10, 2013- e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education (Center) has announced this year’s winners of the Center’s 2013 Digital Education Achievement Awards (DEAA) and Best of the Web Awards (BOW). 

The Best of the Web Awards recognize and honor outstanding K-12 and higher education websites while the Digital Education Achievement Awards recognize outstanding contributions at the application, intranet and infrastructure level, all to the benefit and quality of online education for students, teachers and the community.

“Educational institutions are constantly tasked with creating quality websites and applications to deliver services and enhance learning,” said Kim Frame, Executive Director of the Center for Digital Education. “This year’s winners are cognizant of this challenge and have developed innovative models to increase learning and promote achievement via the use of technology. The Center congratulates them for creativity and dedication toward excellence!”


Higher Education Website Category


Lord Fairfax Community College, Va., Website

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, N.Y. - NanoSpace Virtual Theme Park

Honorable Mentions

Sul Ross State University, Texas, Website Redesign Using Drupal

Virginia Western Community College Website

K-12 District Ed Website Category


Broward County Public Schools, Fla. - Defining the Core

The First Academy, Fla., Website

Honorable Mention

New Milford High School, N.J. - The Lance



K-12 Education Digital Application/Project category


Judson ISD, Texas - Connect! Mobile Application for iOS and Android

Honorable Mention

Kent School District, Wash. - Student Technology Access & Resources (STAR) Kiosk

Higher Education Digital Application/Project category


Purdue University - Studio

Honorable Mention

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University - College of Pharmacy Program Collaboration Technology

Department of Education Digital Application/Project category


Texas Education Agency - Project Share Texas

Honorable Mention

The Idaho Education Network - High-Speed Broadband Moves Idaho into the 21st Century Classroom

Multi-Focus/ Other Digital Application/Project category


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - Cure4Kids for Kids Junior Explorer

Honorable Mention

Illinois Student Assistance Commission - Gift Assistance Program (GAP) Access System

About Center for Digital Education, a Division of e.Republic

Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy and funding. The Center provides education and industry leaders with decision support and actionable insight to help effectively incorporate new technologies in the 21st century.

The Center is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.

For more information, contact:

Janet Grenslitt, Director of Surveys and Awards