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Somerton Schools Announced as NEF’s 2018 STEM Leadership Award Recipient

National Education Foundation (NEF), the global non-profit leader in K-12 STEM Education, and the State University of New York (SUNY-Potsdam), part of one of the largest university in the US, just announced that Somerton City School District has won the 2018 National STEM Academy of the Year Award. The Somerton students advanced a grade level in math and reading in 6 months – a phenomenal achievement for any school district!

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Minecraft Contest Winners 2017-2018

The winners have been chosen! Check out this article for the announcement and a video highlighting the winning build.

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SmartLab Improves Math Scores at Denver School

An elementary school in Denver sees dramatic improvements through the use of SmartLab in the 2016-2017 School year.

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Academy of the Year 2017 – Martins Ferry School District

On May 19th 2017 the Martins Ferry School District was awarded the National Education Foundation’s Academy of the Year award. The District showed not only significant gains in their core subject areas but also demonstrated exceptional STEM skill abilities.

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Martins Ferry Minecrafters in the News

Clippings from the local newspaper in Martins Ferry, OH. Click the images to enlarge!    

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Intermediate Minecraft Contest – Winners

This week marks the end of the Intermediate phase of NEF’s Minecraft contest. Students from our Academies and beyond were tasked with building things in Minecraft to represent their School Spirit. As part of the contest, students were to use their digital literacy skills to document their building process.

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Minecraft Contest – Martins Ferry and Lehighton check in.

This year NEF is hosting a Minecraft contest featuring three different build phases and a digital literacy component. As the first phase comes to an end, schools are beginning to send in their work and their teachers are choosing winners. So far, Lehighton School District in Ohio has selected their team of winners. Click the news post for more.

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Praise for Warren’s Virtual Academy Program

Warren County Schools’ Virtual Academy made headlines recently, with articles detailing their program success, awards, and an incredible testimonial from a student who was able to graduate high school because of her participation in the program. See more below. Virtual success: District’s Virtual Academy a ‘growing’ alternative School District’s Virtual Academy receives national recognition ‘As […]

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Media from Lehighton – Pushup Running and Team Meetings

We had a great time at the Lehighton Academy of the Year award ceremony in May. Check out Dr. Kuttan’s Pushup Running competition as well as a discussion with some great feedback from the excellent staff of the Lehighton School District. Click on the News Story to see the links.

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NEF CyberLearning’s 2016 STEM Leadership Award Goes to Lehighton Schools

Washington, D.C. May 4, 2016 National Education Foundation (NEF), the national nonprofit leader in K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education solutions, just awarded its 2016 STEM Leadership Award for $10,000 to Lehighton Schools, PA. Lehighton students advanced a grade level in math and reading in 26 and 27 learning hours respectively, a phenomenal […]

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