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The Bigger Picture: Is the Issue the Quality of STEM Education, or the Lack of Access to It?

To close the digital divide and provide equal access to quality education, we each must do our part
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By Rose Kirk
 
Earlier this week, I received an email from a colleague with a subject line that startled me, but piqued my curiosity, “Survey: Americans unimpressed with STEM education in public schools.”
 
It was the headline of a Politico article unveiling a survey conducted by Pew Research Center. I clicked on the link, and the first sentence alone triggered both disappointment and an urgent desire to do more. It stated that nearly three-quarters of Americans rate STEM education in America as either “average” or “below average.”

JetBlue Encourages ‘Even More Girls - In Tech’ With an Event Focused on Inspiring Young Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

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In collaboration with the nonprofit - Girls in Tech, JetBlue, JetBlue Technology Ventures, and The JetBlue Foundation Collaborate to Encourage Girls and Women to Dream Big, Covering the Full Spectrum of the Talent Pipeline From Early Education to Career and Entrepreneurship

Oscar® Nominee Ava DuVernay, Director of Disney’s Upcoming Film ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Helps the Airline Kick-Off This Tech Empowerment Initiative

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In collaboration with the nonprofit - Girls in Tech, JetBlue, JetBlue Technology Ventures, and The JetBlue Foundation Collaborate to Encourage Girls and Women to Dream Big, Covering the Full Spectrum of the Talent Pipeline From Early Education to Career and Entrepreneurship

Oscar® Nominee Ava DuVernay, Director of Disney’s Upcoming Film ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Helps the Airline Kick-Off This Tech Empowerment Initiative

How Dell is Reimagining the Classroom to Break the Cycle of Poverty

by Houcine Faik
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In Johannesburg, South Africa, a student tells her father she will be a graphic designer. She now has access to a whole new world of learning thanks to a computer and the internet in a Dell Solar Powered Learning Lab. Her father talks about how technology is changing the lives of his daughter and her peers, as he sits outside the new lab. He believes in his daughter.

In his words, “It has changed my child’s life so much.”

Meet Tiger Tech: How an Elite Group of Middle Schoolers Became the Tech Teachers

When a tablet has issues at Armstrong Middle School, they call in Tiger Tech, a student-run IT department who show up armed with empathy
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This past September, Alyssa and Skylar stood at the front of the classroom, nervous as they faced their fellow students. It was device rollout day at Neil A. Armstrong Middle School and for the first time as newly assigned “Tiger Techs” they were in charge of teaching their classmates how to log on to — and care for — their tablets.

“There’s a lot of responsibility that comes with being a Tiger Tech,” says Alyssa. “A lot.”

Giving Enterprise Tech New Life and Purpose to Support STEM Education

Computer literacy is essential to success for today’s students. Learn how this eBay seller is providing schools in need with technology and support.
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Millions of people from all around the world connect on eBay. Each time that happens, something positive happens in the world. These are the stories of everyday people on eBay making an extraordinary difference in the lives of others.

Girl Scouts Target GM’s Waste for Their Sustainability Project

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GM is a believer in the circular economy where people design items so they stay in use. The company and its suppliers work often with the next generation of leaders to help them see items not as they are, but what they can become – key to ensuring sustainability remains top of mind long into the future.

How This Tunisian Mother Is Building Her Own Business and Creating Jobs

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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

She was able to map out a new career through an entrepreneurship program.
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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

The Power of One: Tis the Season to Mentor Youth & Spark STEM Passion

by Jessica Anderson
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Each week, 13-year-old Jailimar spends a few hours with her Girls Who Code team to learn the finesse of coding.

There is such a thing, she explains. By building her own website – one that can teach you how to cook – she is gaining the skills to work through coding kinks.

Booz Allen Invites Girls to Invent, Innovate at THE IMAGINE IT BOOK Launch

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Solving the world’s toughest problems requires grit and determination, sound education, and endless curiosity.

For the First Time, Technology in the Classroom is Accessible in Nigeria, with the Help of Schneider Electric and Solar Power

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Today, about 1.1 billion people in the world live without electricity. Another billion have unreliable power and 2.8 billion people use coal, wood, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and cleaning. Today, Schneider Electric is transforming the lives of millions of people in Nigeria by partnering with Microsoft and the Lagos State Electricity Board to provide sustainable solar power to over 200 schools and clinics.

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