Educators, advocates, organizations, and companies celebrate what's right in American educationTURNERS FALLS, Mass., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc. (NEFC), developer of the research-based Responsive Classroom® approach to elementary education, announced today that it will be an official sponsor of the 2013 Annual Bammy Awards. Presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International, the Bammy is a cross-discipline honor recognizing educators throughout the education field. Based on the notion that it takes a village to educate a child, the Academy hosts the Bammy Awards to identify, recognize, and celebrate what's right in American education throughout the entire field—from teachers, principals and superintendents to school nurses, support staff, advocates, researchers, early childhood specialists, education journalists, school facilities maintenance staff, special needs professionals, school board members, education professors, parents, and more. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130108/DC38968LOGO) "As an organization dedicated to helping provide a high quality education to every child, every day, we are very pleased to help support the Bammy Awards, that recognize the enormous contributions made by so many people to improving the lives of our children," said Lora Hodges, Executive Director of NEFC. "We urge all educators to submit their nominations for the awards today to honor their colleagues who are helping to create a positive future for America's children." The awards program was created in response to the tremendous national pressure on educators and education leaders to improve student outcomes and the intense scrutiny that today's educators face as a result. The Bammy Awards honor the contributions made by all of the various stakeholders in the education field. The awards aim to elevate education successes in the public eye and raise the voices of the many undervalued and unrecognized people who are making a difference.