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CITGO and Steve Spangler Recognize Public School Teachers Dedicated to STEM Education

Press Release

HOUSTON, November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation recently announced the winners of this year’s fifth annual Fueling Education Sweepstakes. Through the CITGO Fueling Education program, 93 elementary and middle school teachers received awards that will help them to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the classroom. Eligible teachers were asked to share their most innovative STEM teaching lesson plans to win a $1,000 voucher from National School Supply and a subscription to the Steve Spangler Online Learning Academy ($250 value).

Hour of Code 2017: Unlock an Exciting New World by Taking a ‘Hero’s Journey’

by Mary Snapp - Corporate Vice President and Head of Microsoft Philanthropies

In a few weeks, people around the world will celebrate Computer Science Education Week. Millions of kids and others will participate in an Hour of Code, a global call to action to spend an hour learning the basics of coding.

Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Educators Learn Computational Thinking to Prepare Students for 21st Century Careers

Through “Ignite My Future in School” Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Deliver World-Class Professional Development to Educators within Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland
Press Release

SILVER SPRING, Md. and NEW YORK, November 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Discovery Education, the premier provider of digital education content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, have announced the continuation of their Ignite My Future in School program in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

CITGO Celebrates National STEM Day With Local Students and Teachers

Awarding Grants and Calcasieu Parish STEM Teacher of the Year
Press Release

SULPHUR, La., November 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Lake Charles along with community partners, the Calcasieu Parish School Board and SOWELA Technical Community College, celebrated National STEM Day with local students and teachers on Nov. 8 at the West-Cal Events Center. 

Examining the Value of Traditional Campus Services in an Increasingly Technology-Centric World

By: Jim Jenkins

Technology has had a dramatic and undeniable impact on almost every facet of modern life, and higher education is no exception. From how lectures and course materials are delivered to the immense wealth of learning resources that are available from anywhere at any time, technology has enabled greater access to education than ever before.

VIDEO | How an Elementary School Teacher in Montana Helped Her Students Launch a Global Business

A group of Montana Montessori school students learn firsthand what it means to be entrepreneurs by starting a business on eBay.

By: Adam Kohler

Nestled along the Clark Fork River in the northeastern reaches of Montana, students at Garden City Montessori school are spread out across the floor holding impromptu photo shoots, earnestly making calculations and debating the price of a new Casio watch. These students aren’t just here to learn. They are running a vibrant marketplace—and they mean business. 

Preparing Kids for Success with Back to School Support

Comcast NBCUniversal supported several activities in the communities we serve to ensure more kids and teens have access to the tools they need to succeed.
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Going back to school each fall can be a time filled with energy and optimism about the year to come. However, it can also mark a time of uncertainty for many children and families who have difficulty making ends meet. That’s why Comcast NBCUniversal supported several activities in the communities we serve to ensure more kids and teens have access to the tools they need to succeed – from NBC and Telemundo-owned stations "Supporting our Schools" campaign on-air to the Boys & Girls Clubs school supply drives on the ground.

Education for Sustainable Development

By Jim Witkin

It’s been two years since the UN introduced the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a call to action embodied in 17 specific goals to tackle global issues like poverty, access to education, gender inequality, and climate change.

New Resource for Educators Helps Kids Everywhere Advocate for Infinite Recess

By 826 National

SAN FRANCISCO, October 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ -  Imagine a classroom of students in Tulsa, Oklahoma working together to write a persuasive essay to change their bedtime, raise their allowance, or increase their candy quota. A new, pay-what-you-wish, online platform, 826 Digital (, will make this type of engaged and creative learning possible anywhere in the world when it launches on November 1. The teacher-facing platform will enable students everywhere to experience the transformative power of writing at a price all educators can afford.

Only 10 Days Left for Teachers to Enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Teachers from across the United States have until Nov. 9 to apply to win a share of $2 million in technology
Press Release

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., October 31, 2017 /3BL Media/  Teachers only have 10 more days to submit their science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) ideas to the eighth annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. Now through Thursday, November 9, Samsung is calling on teachers to apply to the competition by briefly describing how their students can use STEAM to address a real-world problem in their community, for a chance to win a share of $2 million* in technology and other prizes.


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