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English language arts.

Jan 15, 2020

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NASA “Scientist for a Day” Essay Contest

Scientist for a Day challenges students in grades 5–12 to think like NASA scientists. Students examine real spacecraft images of Uranus’s moon Miranda, Neptune’s moon Triton, and Pluto’s moon Charon. First they choose the destination they think would be the best place to return to with another spacecraft in order to learn more about these amazing worlds. Then they support their choice in an essay of no more than 500 words.

Jan 15, 2020

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Invitation to Read All of Shakespeare’s Works Throughout the Year

Anyone who loves Shakespeare’s plays and poems can join the Shakespeare 2020 Project and read all of the Bard’s works or revisit an old favorite throughout the year. The project’s website will have videos, posts, artwork, and more to explore with each work. 

Jan 15, 2020

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Davidson Fellows Scholarship

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000, and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, aged 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. To date, more than $7.8 million has been awarded to 346 brilliant young people.  Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, and Outside the Box.

Conference for Learning, Teaching, & Leading

Jan 15, 2020

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Jan 15, 2020

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Podcast Delivering Five Minutes of Poetry Once a Day

The Slowdown is Tracy K. Smith’s poetry podcast, produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation. Every weekday Smith delivers a different way to see the world through poetry. 

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