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Free “LabXchange” Science Education Accelerator Launched by Amgen Foundation and Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Summary: 
  • LabXchange by Amgen Foundation and Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Reimagines the Science Experience for Students around the Globe
  • Purpose-built to Address Educational Barriers with Personalized Instruction
  • Virtual Lab Simulations Help Students Develop the Science Skills Needed to Solve Tomorrow’s Challenges
Press Release
  • LabXchange by Amgen Foundation and Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Reimagines the Science Experience for Students around the Globe
  • Purpose-built to Address Educational Barriers with Personalized Instruction
  • Virtual Lab Simulations Help Students Develop the Science Skills Needed to Solve Tomorrow’s Challenges

The American Heart Association, the National Football League and Discovery Education Team up to Take Students on a Virtual Field Trip

The NFL PLAY 60 Huddle Up and Get Moving! Virtual Field Trip transports students to Super Bowl LIV while getting hearts pumping in classrooms nationwide.
Press Release

SILVER SPRING, Md., January 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Getting active for 60 minutes a day is critical as kids who are regularly active have a better chance of a healthy adulthood, but only 20% of kids get enough activity to meet the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans[1].

Wells Fargo, Scholarship America Call for Veterans Seeking Scholarships, Grants

Applications accepted through Feb. 28, 2020
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, January 23, 2020 /3BL Media/Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:  WFC) and Scholarship America seek applicants for the 2020–21 Veteran Scholarship and Emergency Grant Programs. Wells Fargo is committed to assisting veterans and spouses of veterans with disabilities succeed in getting the education they need for the careers of their choice.

How PNC and Sesame Workshop Help Children Grow Up Great

By Jeanette Betancourt and Sally McCrady
Article

At first blush, it seemed like an odd match. What could a financial company possibly have in common with the makers of Sesame Street? At least that’s what ran through the minds at Sesame Workshop when PNC approached the nonprofit organization 15 years ago. What we had in common was this: early childhood education. PNC employees overwhelmingly chose children and education as the focus for long-term philanthropic investment. Research led the company to early childhood education, and turning to a leading expert in the field was the perfect place to start.

Microsoft and T-Mobile Hope to Tackle Broadband Gap With Free 4G Plans for US Schools

By Darren Allan
Article

Microsoft is partnering up with T-Mobile to provide free 4G LTE coverage to help out schoolchildren in underserved or rural areas where broadband isn’t available in the US, and as part of a drive to push its ‘Connected PCs’ in education markets in general (with two such fresh devices being introduced).

Subaru of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Announce the 2020 AAAS/Subaru Book SB&F Prize Winners

Subaru Celebrates Outstanding Science Writing and Illustration for Children and Young Adults Through the “Subaru Loves Learning” Initiative
Press Release

CAMDEN, N.J., January 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ -  Today, Subaru of America, Inc., along with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), announced the winners of the 2020 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books.

The Third Era of ESG Investment Integration

Blog

As the 2020 ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) season begins, we appear to be entering the third era of ESG investment integration.

The first generation of ESG investors used data on topics such as product involvement (alcohol, tobacco, gambling) or business practices (anti-union, involvement in Burma) to screen out “bad” companies.  These investors often relied on a single data provider and simple guidelines (e.g., <5% of revenue is OK, more than 5% of revenue is bad).

T. Rowe Price Relaunches Money Confident Kids Website With Five-step Program

Press Release

January 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - T. Rowe Price has relaunched its Money Confident Kids® program, a financial education program teaching basic financial concepts to middle school-age children, as a new five-step program with a refreshed website. The five steps outlined on the new site are designed to build on each other and simplify the process of teaching core financial concepts to kids.

The steps are systematically organized and focus on basic financial concepts of:

Learning to Code, One Dancing Cat at a Time

Blog

Their control pads were ready. Their avatars’ energy levels were full. Excitement filled the air as second grade students at Isely Elementary worked to beat level 1: making a cat dance. Next up, adding pineapples and unicorns to their digital dance party. 

General Mills Celebrates the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Annual Holiday Breakfast

Multimedia with summary

A big crowd gathered yesterday in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast. The keynote this year was from Eric H. Holder Jr., former U.S. attorney general.

Organized in partnership by General Mills and United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the event’s theme was “Rise Up: Standing Together for Positive Change.”

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