The Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Spark the Future of STEM With the 2020 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes

csrwire | February 07, 2020

To further inspire the next generation of STEM leaders, the Siemens Foundation, a leader in advancing STEM workforce development and education initiatives, and Discovery Education—the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources—welcome submissions to the 2020 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes. The 2020 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes offers Title 1 K-12 schools across the United States an opportunity to win a $10,000 STEM grant that can be used to purchase STEM supplies, technology or be used in any STEM-related lab. Open through April 28, 2020, educators and educational professionals are encouraged to enter daily for a chance to win. Learn more about the 2020 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes and read the full rules.

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The Glendale Unified School District is using formative assessments as interim measures so teachers have the information they need to make sure students have the knowledge and skills they need before the end of the year.

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The Glendale Unified School District is using formative assessments as interim measures so teachers have the information they need to make sure students have the knowledge and skills they need before the end of the year.

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