Carson City, NV and Charlotte, NC (Thursday, September 8, 2022) – The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) is proud to announce it has renewed its multiyear partnership with Nevada Gold Mines, operated by Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: GOLD) (TSX: ABX), and Discovery Education, the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports both remote and in-person learning.
The renewal of this partnership, which includes a $2.2 million investment from Nevada Gold Mines, ensures the state’s teachers and students continued access to high-quality digital resources through the Discovery Education’s K-12 platform. Connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources, Discovery Education’s K-12 platform provides educators an enhanced learning platform that facilitates engaging, daily instruction in any learning environment.
“We are incredibly pleased to continue this tremendous partnership benefiting Nevada’s students and are grateful for the support of community partners like Nevada Gold Mines, who are so passionate about investing in the educational resources which are so key to making our state a better place to learn, work, and live,” said Jhone Ebert, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. “The continuation of this powerful partnership preserves Nevada’s students’ access to best-in-class digital resources, and we look forward to the next phase of this powerful collaboration.”
“Nevada Gold Mines pledges its support to our state’s students as they prepare for their lives beyond graduation,” said Greg Walker, Nevada Gold Mines Executive Managing Director. “Our continued collaboration with the Department of Education and Discovery Education is crucial to providing students with the dynamic digital learning environments that are so important to their growth and development, and we look forward to continuing this important work.”
In July 2020, the Nevada Department of Education announced the initial agreement to make the Discovery Education K-12 learning platform accessible to educators, students, and families across the State. Nevada is one of several states in which Discovery Education resources are used statewide. Other states include Arizona, Delaware, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Mississippi, and South Carolina.
“Discovery Education’s innovative partnership with Nevada Gold Mines and the Department of Education created a national model for statewide edtech implementation success that has been recreated in other states across the nation,” said Scott Kinney, Discovery Education’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to move forward with these two great partners on our joint effort to support the success of all learners.”
Nevada Gold Mines’ partnership with the Nevada Department of Education and Discovery Education demonstrates a long-standing commitment to the state. As a global leader in mining, Nevada Gold Mines directly invests in social and economic opportunities including education, the environment, health, economic development, and cultural heritage. Learn more about Nevada Gold Mine’s sustainability and philanthropic efforts here.
Nevada’s educators also enjoy access to the Discovery Education Community. A global network 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 idea sharing and inspiration.
For more information about Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Nevada Gold Mines
Nevada Gold Mines is a joint venture between Barrick (61.5%) and Newmont Corporation (38.5%), combining their significant assets across Nevada to create the single largest gold-producing complex in the world, and realize the full potential of these mines through synergies and best-in-class operational improvements. The massive mining operation comprises eight mines along with their associated infrastructure and processing facilities. Nevada Gold Mines is operated by Barrick.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.
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