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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, (PAEMST)

Nov 16, 2020

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Nation’s Highest Honors for STEM Teachers

For more than 35 years, the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) have rewarded and inspired teachers across the country. PAEMST, which have honored more than 5,000 teachers, are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. Awardees receive a trip to Washington, DC; a $10,000 award; and opportunities to network with colleagues from across the nation. Nominate a teacher or apply today at

Nov 02, 2020


Challenge to Design a Solution to a Societal or Environmental Problem

The Making for Good Challenge builds on a Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education program—Innovation Generation—igniting, engaging, and empowering students in grades 9–12 to become makers, using no-cost dynamic digital resources.

Nov 02, 2020


Awards for Outstanding Mentoring of Underrepresented Students in STEM Disciplines

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring recognize those who have made significant contributions to mentoring and thereby support the future productivity of the US science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce.

Nov 02, 2020


Letter-Writing Contest for Global Change

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, in Washington, DC, invites students around the world to enter the 2020 Local Letters for Global Change contest. Students can make their voice heard this election season by writing a letter to a local elected representative that explains the global issue they want their local official to prioritize.

Oct 15, 2020


Special Places in the Life of Edgar Allan Poe—Master of the Macabre

‘Tis the season to be spooky, and what better way to do that than diving into all things Edgar Allan Poe. The Poe Museum located in Richmond, Virginia, provides teachers with informative facts to enhance any lesson plan, a Poe timeline, and adaptable lesson plans designed for middle school and high school classrooms, including “The Black Cat,” “Masque of the Red Death,” and “The Bells.”


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