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Vote for the 3M Young Scientist Challenge Improving Lives Award & Join the Live Final Event

Vote for the 3M Young Scientist Challenge Improving Lives Award & Join the Live Final Event

Now through October 15, 2021, students, teachers, parents, and other members of the public can vote once per day  to choose the innovation from the 2021 3M Young Scientist Challenge that they believe has the most potential to make a positive impact on the world – and take advantage of the opportunity to join us live

Curiosity, Creativity and STEM Can Solve Real-World Problems

Excerpt from the May 12th issue of  THE Journal By Guest Blogger & 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge Finalist Kyle Tianshi My passion for STEM has been driven by curiosity, creativity and a desire to improve the world we live in. I love that STEM provides a way to solve problems and improve lives –

Potter-Burns Elementary Celebrates $10,000 Prize from the Jackson Charitable Foundation with Engaging, Virtual Financial Literacy Event

Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket, RI today gathered students, educators, and families for a special virtual event focused on improving students’ financial literacy. The event celebrated the local school’s $10,000 prize package from the 4th annual Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Pledge Contest offered by Jackson Charitable Foundation. Attended by approximately 450 students and members of the Potter Burns community, the event featured remarks by school leaders and students about the importance of financial literacy

Celebrating the Winners  of the 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge 

Join Discovery Education for the final of our three-part blog series highlighting the outstanding student creators who earned a winning spot in Teaching with Testimony’s 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge. Explore the creative ways that this year’s winners harnessed the power of self-expression to recognize and stand against hate, plus learn about the inspirations that motivated each student to speak

Celebrating the Winners of the 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge

Join Discovery Education for the second of a three-part blog series highlighting the outstanding student creators who earned a winning spot in Teaching with Testimony’s 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge. Explore the creative ways that this year’s winners harnessed the power of self-expression to recognize and counter hate, plus learn about the inspirations that motivated each student to

Jackson Charitable Foundation Recognizes Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket, RI as the 2020 Money Smart Kids Challenge Winner

Jackson Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit with the mission to advance financial knowledge on a national scale has announced Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket, RI as the winner of the 4th annual Cha-ChingTM Money Smart Kids Pledge Challenge. The Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Challenge presents K-6 schools in the United States the opportunity to receive a $10,000 grant

Hands-on Learning for a Work-in-Progress World 

When students can learn by doing, it serves not only their futures, but also their community. Hands–on  learning is a fun and accessible way to engage students in skill– and knowledge-building that will contribute to a future workforce of talented and self-motivated problem solvers. Every student has the capacity to do great things in life, and the world has its share of problems that need solving – the trick is getting young

Engage the Next Generation of Problem-Solvers with New Resources from Fueling Education

2020 has proven that severe challenges around the world affect us all. Finding new solutions for challenges like sustainability, environmental preservation, and safety will only be possible in the future if we are nurturing critical thinking skills in students today. Inspire students to become the problem-solvers of tomorrow with resources from Fueling Education.   Developed in partnership with CITGO, Fueling Education brings the wonder of the STEM world directly to students in grades

October is Maker Month! Celebrate with Innovation Generation! 

During the month of October, we are partnering with Stanley Black & Decker once again to encourage students to explore creativity, design and connection through Innovation Generation, a program developed to ignite, engage and empower student makers. Through a number of activities and resources throughout the month and beyond, we will celebrate the maker spirit in all students!  Maker Moments  Join us during the month of

Financial Literacy Counts – Now More Than Ever

Read below as guest blogger Amy Erb, a STEAM teacher at Stallings Elementary in Stallings, NC, highlights her favorite resources from Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids!   Money is all around us – earning, saving, spending, and donating – but most of our kids don’t know what the term ‘financial literacy’ even means. While the skills to make smart money decisions often take years to become

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