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Enabling Students to Champion Their Learning

The benefit of inquiry-based curriculum
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By Emy Aultman, 2nd grade teacher from Stringfellow Elementary School in Colquitt County, GA and Ignite My Future in School Learning Leader

More teachers are turning to inquiry-based instruction to ensure students gain and retain skills for success in college and career.

Vote for the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge Improving Lives Award Winner

3M and Discovery Education Invite the Education Community to Vote for the Innovation They Think Will Improve the Most Lives
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SILVER SPRING, Md., September 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - 3M and Discovery Education today welcome students, teachers, and communities nationwide to help identify the winner of the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge Improving Lives Award. Selected through a nationwide online vote, the Improving Lives Award highlights one project from the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge top 10 finalists the public believes has the potential to change the most lives.

HP Inc. & the African Union Commission Sign a MOU to Collaborate for the Development of Entrepreneurial Skills in Africa

The Memorandum of Understanding sets out that both parties will drive online platforms to support and enhance education in Africa.
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South Africa, September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – HP Inc. in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster entrepreneurial learning in Africa. The aim of the MoU is to further cement the collaboration between these two parties in building entrepreneurial skills across the continent and to leverage HP Foundation’s Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE).

CITGO, Stanley Black & Decker, and Discovery Education Invite Students to Solve Real-World Problems for a Chance to Win $50,000

Call for Entries Now Open for Nationwide Challenges
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SILVER SPRING, Md., September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Supporting educators in the use of project-based learning, CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Stanley Black & Decker, and Discovery Education introduce two student challenges. Both the CITGO Fueling Education Challenge and the Stanley Black & Decker Making for Good Challenge are now open for entries to middle and high school students nationwide, showcasing creative problem-solving applied to real-world issues.

Intel Foundation in 'Million Girls Moonshot' for STEM Diversity

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The Intel Foundation, the STEM Next Opportunity Fund (legacy organization of the Robert N. Noyce Foundation), and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation are joining forces to launch the Million Girls Moonshot movement. Together with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s after-school networks, Million Girls Moonshot aims to transform engineering and computer science learning opportunities for girls and their families.

Mariachi STEAM: Keeping Culture Alive Through STEM

A Mariachi STEAM summer camp provides underserved youth an opportunity to explore the magical connections between music and STEM.
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It’s amazing how many great ideas stem from just a single cup of coffee and a meaningful conversation. For Romanna Flores and Richard Flores (same last name, no relation), coffee wasn’t the only thing that brought them together, back in 2016, when they met at a cafeteria on Intel’s Hillsboro campus—it was a shared desire to do something more for their community.

“We were talking about how we both come from creative backgrounds,” says Romanna of that initial conversation, “and how our passion for creativity has evolved, and how it contributes to the work we’re doing now.”

Celebrating and Cultivating the Next Generation: Booz Allen and Women In Defense

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Women in Defense (WID) represents members from defense organizations of every size, all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, government agencies, academia, think tanks, associations, and professional services. Each year, the WID Scholar program awards scholarships to women pursuing degrees in areas ranging from STEM, law and public policy—each with the potential to carve a career path in the defense industry.

How Booz Allen and Hawai`i FIRST Robotics Are Making STEM More Inclusive

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“Bringing teams together to learn and have fun.” That’s the mission of Hawai'i FIRST Robotics (HFR), which coordinates events that introduce STEM projects, careers, and opportunities to students age 6 to 18.

Verizon Convenes Second Citizen Verizon Assembly: Education Is Not up for Debate

By: Bernadette Brijlall
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Virtual town-hall will feature celebrities, educators and more to address education inequality and student mental health

What you need to know:

  • Citizen Verizon Assembly: Education is Not Up for Debate brings together Yara Shahidi, Gabrielle Union, Soledad O’Brien, professors, politicians and business leaders for an urgent debate on today’s education system, with a look to the future
  • Verizon Innovative Learning has expanded VIL school data plans to 30GB
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Virtual town-hall will feature celebrities, educators and more to address education inequality and student mental health

What you need to know:

  • Citizen Verizon Assembly: Education is Not Up for Debate brings together Yara Shahidi, Gabrielle Union, Soledad O’Brien, professors, politicians and business leaders for an urgent debate on today’s education system, with a look to the future
  • Verizon Innovative Learning has expanded VIL school data plans to 30GB

Bringing Equity to STEM Education

By David Tong, Director, TGR EDU: Create
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At TGR EDU: Explore, our mission is to empower educators, students and families to achieve their best in their academic and professional lives. This work includes helping every learner develop problem-solving and decision-making skills with real-world applications outside the classroom.

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