In developing its public school system, the United States deliberately departed from the traditional European model of channeling students from wealthy backgrounds into rigorous academic tracks, and those from the working-class into vocational ones.
Instead, as Harvard economists Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz note in their book The Race Between Education and Technology, the aim was to provide universal comprehensive education to every child.
A new analysis gauges countries’ digital readiness
As businesses and governments worldwide scramble to adjust to social distancing, they are often turning to online tools, from webinar platforms to digital payments to social media for advertising. But as a new analysis from The Fletcher School at Tufts University shows, not all countries are ready for this new normal. Like the many other disparities laid bare by this pandemic, the digital divide is quickly becoming apparent.
Open P-TECH provides students and educators access to digital learning in areas including AI, cloud computing and cybersecurity
ARMONK, N.Y., May 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ - At its Think Digital conference today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced the launch of Open P-TECH, a free digital education platform focused on workplace learning and digital skills. The platform, building on the industry leading P-TECH program, equips 14-20-year old learners and educators with foundational technology competencies.
IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator partnerships seek to develop, deploy innovations to stem pandemic
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Pressing to expedite solutions that soften COVID-19’s impact on communities, Black & Veatch is at work collaborating with companies, entrepreneurs and a university to find pioneering ways to mitigate the coronavirus outbreak.
Global engineering company leads the way in safety with COVID-19 crisis-management tool
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a global provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, has developed a geospatial tracking tool to additionally safeguard field services and construction crews during the current COVID-19 global health crisis.
As people around the globe continue to deal with the impact of our current crisis, it’s understandable that the 50th anniversary of Earth Day isn’t making as much front-page news. However, I’d argue that it’s critical for business decision makers to accelerate the move toward more sustainable practices, even now. This move has already started to take shape, with many people working from home and many businesses shifting from physical to digital overnight.
New digital platform brings together more than 40 companies across multiple industries to provide meaningful support to small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery efforts through 2020
April 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express (NYSE: AXP) today announced it has established ‘Stand for Small,’ a coalition of more than 40 companies across media, technology, consumer goods, professional services, and many other industries, that have come together to provide meaningful support to small businesses as they navigate the impacts of Covid-19.
Leading with Science in highly available critical infrastructure systems
Jason Cook is a senior project manager with Tetra Tech and is a Professional Engineer and Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer for critical infrastructure supporting data centers and critical missions.