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Discovery Education’s Community & Corporate Partnership Programs Receive Multiple PR Daily Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

LG, Toyota, and USC Shoah Foundation Recognized for Community-Focused Campaigns on Topics Covering SEL, Inclusion, and Student Health & Wellness

Silver Spring, Md. (Wednesday, August 12, 2020) – Several Discovery Education corporate and community partnership programs have been recognized for excellence as part of the PR Daily Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. The awards program acknowledges causes and initiatives that serve to improve communities through awareness increasing communication.

“Discovery Education and their corporate & community partners set themselves apart from an outstanding field of entrants. Their work was exceptional and displayed their innovative strategies for achieving success and having a truly meaningful impact in communities around the country,” said Brendan Gannon, Marketing Manager for Awards Programs at Ragan Communications and PR Daily.

“Positively impacting youth achievement means meeting students where they are. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the diverse array of corporate and community organizations, we are dedicated to putting digital resources in front of students that help communities tackle tough issues,” said Beth Meyer, Vice-President of Partner Success at Discovery Education. “The programs honored with the awards demonstrate our shared commitments to social responsibility and create unique experiences that keep learning connected.”

The recognized initiatives focus on fostering youth engagement around such critical topics as emotional resilience, overcoming injustices, and student health & wellness. The dynamic content and curriculum assets from each of these winning programs are featured in Discovery Education Experience, Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform that connects educators to a vast collection of compelling high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, and professional learning resources. Together, these resources support educators in their work to facilitate instruction in any learning environment and to create lasting educational impact.

Winners include:

Social Media Campaign
LG Discover Your Happy
Discover Your Happy, a collaborative effort between Discovery Education and LG Electronics USA – and extension of LG’s signature social impact initiative, “Life’s Good: Experience Happiness” – provides educators, parents, and students with hands-on resources to help students recognize that they can achieve sustainable happiness through the practice of six foundational social-emotional skills: mindfulness, human connection, positive outlook, purpose, generosity, and gratitude. Learn more about the program at learnexpriencehappiness.com.

On the United Nations International Day of Happiness in 2019, LG and Discovery Education initiated a nationwide social media campaign to spark meaningful conversations about the importance of practicing happiness and provide resources and tips for developing happiness skills. The campaign garnered more than 45 million impressions and engaged over 130,000 students.

Public Health or Safety Initiative
Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge
Since 2011, the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge has awarded over a quarter million dollars to high school students across the United States to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. The student-created public service announcements are published nationally, serving as a peer-to-peer awareness raising campaign about the importance of safe driving.

The TeenDrive365 Video Challenge supplements TeenDrive365, a digital initiative produced in the partnership between Toyota and Discovery Education, offering engaging and interactive resources empowering educators, families, and teens with lifesaving skills for behind the wheel. Find out more at teendrive365.com.

Video or Visual Design
USC Shoah Foundation Teaching with Testimony “Our Stories are Stronger Than Hate” VFT
This Virtual Field Trip highlights real-world stories to help students explore the dynamics of respect, acceptance, and empathy. In the on-demand field trip, students hear from activist and Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting survivor Samantha Grady, Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, as well as students who experience hate in their everyday lives as they share their stories of overcoming adversity and their unique perspectives of healing from trauma. Both archived and present-day storytelling overlap to create an impactful learning opportunity for students to explore emotions, consider questions, experience a shared humanity, and develop thinking in new and nuanced ways.

Developed as part of the partnership between USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education, Teaching with Testimony is a no-cost educational program that unlocks the powerful instructional potential of testimony. Drawing upon USC Shoah Foundation’s vast library of audiovisual testimony from survivors and witnesses of genocides, Teaching with Testimony empowers students to find their voices and act for a better future. Find out more at teachingwithtestimony.com.

In addition to the winning programs, the following received honorable mentions: Responsibility.org’s Ask, Listen, Learn in partnership with Discovery Education in the Public Health or Safety Initiative category; and Siemens Possibility Grant Challenge in the Education or Scholarship category.

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.

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About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

Contacts
Grace Maliska | Discovery Education | gmaliska@discoveryed.com

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STEM Careers Coalition from Discovery Education Debuts New Video Series Spotlighting Corporate Community Responses to COVID-19

Careers Content Supports Student Understanding of the Critical Role STEM Plays in Global Problem-Solving

SILVER SPRING, MD (Friday, July 24, 2020) – To help students connect the dots between the application of STEM skills, innovating solutions, and important real-world challenges, the STEM Careers Coalition launches COVID-19 Solution Seekers,” a video series spotlighting how non-profits, corporations, and industries pivot to meet the needs presented by COVID-19.

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 impacting nearly every aspect of life, many people, communities, companies, and governments have quickly mobilized to fight the spread of the coronavirus. The dynamic new “COVID-19 Solution Seekers” video series features an array of real-world content demonstrating the flexibility of STEM and amplifies how diverse STEM professionals across a variety of industries transform their work in response to COVID-19. Coalition partners–including Boeing, Microsoft, Chevron, American Petroleum Institute (API), Procter & Gamble (P&G), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)–are joined by global healthcare leader Sanofi, along with other companies, contributing to the collection of COVID-related career profiles. Companies interested in participating in the “COVID-19 Solution Seekers” video series can learn more at STEM Careers Coalition COVID-19 Response Initiative website.

“The STEM Careers Coalition works to ensure that zip code does not determine destiny,” said Marla Wilson, Executive Director of the STEM Careers Coalition. “Leaders from diverse sectors responded quickly and thoughtfully to the array of challenges presented by COVID-19 and continue to do so. These videos highlight the positive impact that creative STEM thinking and problem solving has on the world, while showing students that STEM can be in their futures, too.”

As the first-of-its-kind STEM initiative, the STEM Careers Coalition addresses the STEM workforce and inspiration gap by connecting industry and classrooms at unprecedented scale. All Coalition resources, including the “COVID-19 Solution Seekers” content, can be found at stemcareerscoalition.org.

“Of the many lessons to be learned during this time is the critical role of STEM jobs. At Chevron, we’re proud to partner with the STEM Careers Coalition from Discovery Education to empower and advance education,” said Karen Rawls, Senior Social Investment Advisor at Chevron. “In sharing stories of how we are expanding our community support during COVID-19, we’re illustrating for today’s students how STEM is a critical pathway to achieve social equality and to enable human progress.”

“At Sanofi, we are committed to empowering life through perpetual innovation focused on community betterment,” said Diana Blankman Roberts, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Sanofi US. “Being part of the ‘COVID-19 Solution Seekers’ video series exemplifies our commitments and highlights the importance of diversity for both people and industries in STEM.”

“Achieving equity is about building a road to future success through student engagement focused on unlocking learning that is not bound by time or space,” said Dan Ayoub, the General Manager Education Experiences at Microsoft. “We remain steadfastly committed to empowering students with the resources needed to reach their full potential in school and beyond. Through the STEM Careers Coalition, we join industry leaders to bridge education and STEM, empowering a dynamic workforce full of confident and resourceful leaders.”

With a focus on equity of access, the STEM Careers Coalition unites the private sector around the shared goal of accelerating the growth of the United States’ STEM pipeline. The STEM Careers Coalition builds the next generation of solution seekers by focusing on providing 10 million students across 5,000 schools in high-need areas the resources necessary to bridge the equity gaps of STEM education. To do so, the Coalition offers no cost digital resources, as well as underwriting critical academic and career content available through Discovery Education Experience and STEM Connect. Learn more about STEM Careers Coalition at STEMCareersCoalition.org.

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.

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About STEM Careers Coalition
A coalition of industry partners are joining forces with Discovery Education to impact the culture of STEM education in K – 12 schools nationwide. The all-new STEM Careers Coalition’s™ mission is to empower educators to teach STEM effectively in the classroom, foster equity and access to quality education, and build the next generation of solution-seekers.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.DiscoveryEducation.com.

Contact
Grace Maliska | Discovery Education | gmaliska@discoveryed.com

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Discovery Education Experience and the Company’s Corporate & Community Partnership Programs Honored with 2020 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence

Silver Spring, MD (Friday, July 17, 2020) Discovery Education Experience and the company’s corporate & community partnership programs were recently honored with 2020 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. Judges evaluated a variety of nominated products and services and selected those that improve the way educators work and students learn. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

For over 40 years, the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence have recognized exceptional products and services within education technology. The Awards of Excellence celebrate products and services released or re-released over the last year, and their contribution to educators across the country.

“For over 40 years, Tech & Learning has reported on how edtech products are improving teaching and learning — and this has never been more important than during this unprecedented time,” said Tech & Learning Publisher and Content Director Christine Weiser. “For this year’s contest, our judges looked for stand-out products that are helping schools navigate these challenges by solving problems and driving innovation.”

All of Discovery Education’s 2020 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence were earned in the Software category, as follows:

Discovery Education Experience
Experience, Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform, connects educators to a vast collection of compelling high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, and professional learning resources. Together, these resources give educators everything they need to facilitate instruction in any learning environment and create lasting educational impact.

Discovery Education’s team continues adding, contextualizing, and organizing exciting new content and timely resources to Experience each month in response to current events and the ever-evolving needs of educators. These resources, sourced from trusted partners, vetted and curated by Discovery Education’s team of content experts, and aligned to state and national standards, help educators bring the outside world into teaching and learning every day.

Finally, Experience is designed to work within school systems’ existing infrastructure and workflows. Through expanded partnerships with Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, and now Clever, integrating Experience into existing IT architecture is easier than ever. To request a demonstration of Discovery Education Experience, visit discoveryeducation.com/experience.

LG Discover Your Happy
Fostering the development of social and emotional learning skills for students, Discover Your Happy provides educators, parents, and students no-cost, science-based resources to reduce stress by teaching the six foundational social emotional skills: mindfulness, human connection, positive outlook, purpose, generosity, and gratitude. Drawing on research from The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley and LG Electronic USA’s “Life’s Good: Experience Happiness” initiative, LG Discover Your Happy introduces skills and practices aimed at achieving sustainable happiness. Learn more at lgexperiencehappiness.com and through the Discovery Education Experience Discover Your Happy channel.

USC Shoah Foundation: Teaching with Testimony
Developed in partnership between USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education, Teaching with Testimony is a no-cost educational program that unlocks the instructional power of testimony to teach middle and high school students respect, acceptance, and empathy. Drawing upon USC Shoah Foundation’s vast library of audiovisual testimony from survivors and witnesses of genocide, Teaching with Testimony empowers students to find their voices and take action for a better future. Find out more at teachingwithtestimony.com and through the Discovery Education Experience Teaching with Testimony channel.

TGR EDU: EXPLORE
TGR EDU: Explore, a joint initiative from TGR Foundation and Discovery Education, supports students in college preparation and high-quality STEM career paths. The standards-aligned resources include interactive student experiences, virtual campus tours, online learning activities, educator training, and family discussion starters to help students explore their initial college enrollment interests. See all the TGR EDU: Explore materials at TGREDUexplore.org and through the Discovery Education Experience TGR EDU: Explore channel.

“Discovery Education is honored by the Tech & Learning’s Award of Excellence judges’ recognition of Discovery Education Experience and our corporate & community partnerships,” said Paul Ilse, Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Education. “Discovery Education’s team of experts strive to create high-quality digital resources that support the work teachers do each day under ever-changing circumstances.  We dedicate these awards to them, because it is only in the hands of the talented educators we serve worldwide that these services truly come alive.”

Educators using Discovery Education’s digital services also receive support from the Discovery Education Community. A global community of education professionals, the Discovery Education Community connects members across school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing, and inspiration.

For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.

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About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

Contacts
Stephen Wakefield
Email: SWakefield@discoveryed.com
Phone: (202) 316-6615

Grace Maliska
Email: GMaliska@discoveryed.com
Phone: (240) 839-4239

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Procter and Gamble and the American Society of Mechanical Engineering the Latest Industry Leaders to Join Discovery Education’s STEM Careers Coalition

Industry and Nonprofit Leaders Join Forces to Address the STEM Workforce and Inspiration Gap at Scale through First-of-its Kind National STEM Initiative

SILVER SPRING, MD (Tuesday, July 14, 2020) – Procter & Gamble (P&G), the world’s largest consumer packaged goods company, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME,) the global leader in career enrichment and skills development across engineering disciplines, are the latest industry leaders to join Discovery Education’s STEM Careers Coalition.

With a focus on equity of access, the Coalition connects industry leaders to activate the power of STEM in support of building a pipeline of innovative problem-solvers to join the STEM workforce of tomorrow. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

Current coalition members–API, ASME, Boeing, Chevron, P&G, and Microsoft–represent a diverse range of industry sectors spanning energy, technology, aerospace, manufacturing, and consumer package goods. Supported by Discovery Education, the STEM Careers Coalition unites the business community in achieving the shared goal of accelerating the growth of the STEM pipeline and preparing 10 million students for the future of work. By providing access to dynamic digital content and real-world experiences that engage students in STEM careers, Coalition members are committed to connecting students nationwide to the resources they need to develop the 21st Century skills critical for college and career success.

“As we continue facing the realities of a global pandemic, there’s never been a more important time to shine a spotlight on how STEM-focused careers can help us overcome today’s greatest challenges,” said Thomas Costabile, Executive Director/CEO at ASME. “We are proud to amplify the role engineering plays in changing the world for the better and look forward to working with Discovery Education, API, Boeing, Chevron, Microsoft, P&G, and other industry leaders to inspire and empower today’s students.”

“At P&G, our business and our trusted brands Tide, Always, and Pampers are driven by innovation from product and packaging, across the supply chain and in media, advertising and selling. We rely on a diverse and highly skilled STEM workforce to drive technology-based innovation that powers our brands and grows our business,” said Trina Betts, STEM Equality and Inclusion Leader at P&G. “We are proud to join the STEM Careers Coalition with Discovery Education and the other partners in this critical work to bring diverse minds to STEM as we believe that everyone can contribute to their fullest potential when provided equitable access to the necessary resources. And that’s precisely what the Coalition is doing: inspiring and enabling people to achieve their dreams.”

In addition to the Coalition’s national work, members also catalyze and engage in regional approaches to workforce development and further support STEM exploration by underwriting critical academic and career content available through Discovery Education Experience and STEM Connect.

“We’re thrilled to welcome P&G and ASME to our growing network of business and community leaders aligned to our shared goal of student achievement,” said Marla Wilson, Executive Director of the STEM Careers Coalition. “These organizations will play a critical role in continuing the Coalition’s work to leverage the power of digital content to close the access gap and ensure zip codes do not determine destiny.”

Learn more about STEM Careers Coalition at STEMCareersCoalition.org.

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About STEM Careers Coalition
A coalition of industry partners are joining forces with Discovery Education to impact the culture of STEM education in K – 12 schools nationwide. The all-new STEM Careers Coalition’s™ mission is to empower educators to teach STEM effectively in the classroom, foster equity and access to quality education, and build the next generation of solution-seekers.

About ASME
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. For more information, visit www.asme.org.

About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.DiscoveryEducation.com.

Contacts
Grace Maliska
Discovery Education
Email: gmaliska@discoveryed.com
Phone: 240-839-4239

Monica Shovlin
MCShovlin Communications LLC (for ASME)
Email: monica@mcshovlin.com
Phone: 541-554-3796

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The Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Award Roseland Montessori School in Louisiana with $10,000 to Spark the Future of STEM

Title 1 Schools Empowered to Make STEM Dreams Come True from the Annual Possibility Grant Sweepstakes

Washington, D.C. (Wednesday, July 8, 2020) – Tangipahou Parish School System’s Roseland Montessori School in Roseland, Louisiana has been awarded a $10,000 STEM education grant as part of 2020 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes. Created by the Siemens Foundation–a leader in advancing STEM workforce training and education initiatives–and Discovery Education, the Possibility Grant Sweepstakes inspires the next generation of STEM leaders by providing critical resources and support to schools across the United States.

The Possibility Grant Sweepstakes offers Title 1 K-12 schools an opportunity to win a $10,000 STEM grant that can be used to expand the availability of STEM supplies and technology or to enhance any STEM-related lab. Selected at random out of more than 26,000 entries, Roseland Montessori will use the grant to create a STEM lab that providing opportunities for students to discover, experiment, and learn through real-world experiences.

The Sweepstakes builds an exciting pathway to STEM success for K-12 students and schools by supplementing Siemens STEM Day – the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education partnership program providing more than 160 no-cost, hands-on STEM activities aligned to national teaching standards to help innovate curriculum.

“The Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education connect students to STEM education through innovative and engaging content built for any classroom,” said David Etzwiler, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Foundation. “We created the Possibility Grant to showcase the possibilities of STEM education, particularly for underserved students. Through the Possibility Grant Sweepstakes, we’re enabling Title 1 schools, like Roseland Montessori, to better serve more students.”

“We know that equity of access to dynamic learning tools is critical to empower students to explore their world and build their dreams,” said Lori McFarling, President of Corporate & Community Partnerships at Discovery Education. “The Siemens Foundation has a history steeped in supporting STEM achievement for all students. We’re proud to work in partnership with them at this critical time to ignite curiosity amongst our youngest learners and to foster their continued STEM exploration to so that they have every opportunity to become the next generation of STEM solution-seekers.”

This is the fourth year of the Possibility Grant Sweepstakes. Previous winning schools include: Sugar Hill Elementary School of Hall County School District in Gainesville, GA; Fort White Elementary School of Columbia County School District in Fort White, FL; and Lithonia High School of DeKalb County School District in Lithonia, GA.

Learn more about the Possibility Grant Sweepstakes and Siemens STEM Day at SiemensSTEMDay.com and within Discovery Education Experience.

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About the Siemens Foundation
The Siemens Foundation has invested more than $122 million in the United States to advance workforce development and education initiatives in science, technology, engineering and math. The Siemens Foundation’s mission is inspired by the culture of innovation, research and continuous learning that is the hallmark of Siemens’ companies. Together, the programs at the Siemens Foundation are closing the opportunity gap for young people in the U.S. when it comes to STEM careers and igniting and sustaining today’s STEM workforce and tomorrow’s scientists and engineers. For further information, visit http://www.siemens-foundation.org/ or follow @sfoundation.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

Contacts
Caroline Cassidy | Siemens USA | caroline.cassidy@siemens.com
Grace Maliska | Discovery Education | gmaliska@discoveryed.com

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