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NWPE's Jason George Achieves Highest Science Honor
posted by: Cindy Omlin | September 19, 2016, 09:53 PM   

President Obama has named 213 mathematics and science teachers, including NWPE member Jason George, teacher at Vision Charter School in Caldwell, ID, as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. Jason received his award at a ceremony in Washington, DC, on September 8.
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Winners of this Presidential honor receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at their discretion.  They are invited to Washington, DC, for an awards ceremony as well educational and celebratory events and visits with members of the Administration.

Mr. George served  on the team of teachers, scientists and education stakeholders who helped develop a new set of science standards for Idaho, approval of which has been delayed by the Idaho legislature.  He also received  received the Governor's Industry Award for Notable Teaching in STEM.

Mr. George, who has a background in kinesiology and biological science, is now advancing Vision Charter School's new CrossFit dual credit program, Idaho's first and only non-profit CrossFit school affiliate.  Having recently passed his CrossFit Level 1 coaching course, he is able to help students learn to exercise in a mechanically safe and consistent manner.  Learn more at his Donors Choose project page.

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