US Department of Education Makerspaces Challenge

The Department of Education is awarding 10 high school recipients with $20K/each as part of their just-announced CTE Makeover Challenge. But get moving, because the deadline is April 1!

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The U.S. Department of Education invites schools to enter the CTE Makeover Challenge by submitting a design for a CTE makerspace. Makerspaces provide students the materials and environment they need to create, invent, tinker, and explore, helping them build vital career skills, including critical thinking, planning, communication, and problem solving.

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Via the Federal Register.

It should also be noted that Ladyada will be one of the six judges!


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