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Cisco Supports Citizen Schools as a National Leadership Partner

by Alexis Raymond
Blog

Citizen Schools, a national nonprofit organization that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for underserved students, today announced Cisco as a new National Leadership Partner.

Hundreds of Philly Kids to Battle Obesity at ING KiDS ROCK

Summary: 
  • More than 1,200 local kids participate in youth fitness program
  • One mile fun run takes place Thursday, Sept. 12 at Belmont Plateau
  • Olympian Rod Dixon to encourage, inspire kids to love running

 

Press Release
  • More than 1,200 local kids participate in youth fitness program
  • One mile fun run takes place Thursday, Sept. 12 at Belmont Plateau
  • Olympian Rod Dixon to encourage, inspire kids to love running

 

Citi and Kiva Launch Kiva U to Engage Students and Educators in Global Effort to Expand Financial Inclusion

Citi commitment will enable growth of campus microfinance clubs, create teaching tools, and foster student and educator leaders; First-ever Kiva U Summit supported by Citi will be October 11-14 in San Francisco
Press Release

New York, August 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Citi Microfinance and Kiva are launching Kiva U, a new program to engage students and educators in a global effort to expand financial inclusion and foster community among the next generation of change makers. Kiva U is an ambitious initiative to build, strengthen and connect school-based microfinance clubs across the nation, develop teaching tools for experiential learning across education levels, and foster leadership among students active in social enterprise, international development and financial inclusion.

Not Your Father's Classroom: The Rise of Edtech

By Betsy Corcoran, Co-founder and CEO of EdSurge
Article

At Leadership Public Schools in Oakland, Calif., teachers, students and technologists worked together to create software called ExitTicket for mobile devices that helps teachers and students gauge how well students are absorbing lessons. If the kids aren't getting it, teachers can stop a class and go over the material again -- before anyone goes home and struggles over the homework.

Focus: Technology in Education

Exploring global tech trends in education
Newsletter

Vigilant Global Sponsors TedX Montreal 2013

Blog

Do you know TED? More specifically, do you know TED Talks? Ted talks is a nonprofit organization devoted ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. TED Talks bring together some of the world’s most mesmerizing thinkers and present a topic for no longer than 18 minutes. The conferences typically happen on the West Coast and are out of reach for many. That’s why they introduced TEDx.

TEDx allows communities to organize independent conferences to bring ‘ideas worth spreading’ through a TED-like experience at the local level. Montreal is no stranger to TEDx and neither is Vigilant.

Darden Digest: Finance Fellow Finds Energy Savings for Darden

Blog

In 2009, Darden announced a commitment to reach a 15% reduction in the average energy usage per restaurant by 2015. As of 2012, the company had cut energy use by 12 percent. To reach its goal, Darden wanted to understand what technologies and initiatives could best reduce the company's energy use over the next two years.

GM GREEN Program Helps Students Wade into STEM Careers

Blog

Sometimes, students can learn as much from a simple mayfly as from a textbook.

That’s the thinking behind GM GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network), designed to give students hands-on lessons in science and the environment, inspire employee and community involvement, and encourage more students to take the plunge into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.

Gunter CITGO Station and Rentz - Eden Oil Host "Back to School Carnival"

The CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip Visits Greensboro, Joins Local Community to Help Kick-Off New School Year
Press Release

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ PRNewswire/ -- The local owners and operators of the Gunter CITGO Station, located at 5900 N. Church St. in Greensboro, will help kick off the new school year by hosting their sixth annual "Back to School Carnival" on Aug. 26 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The much-anticipated event will bring together local students, parents, teachers and businesses for an afternoon of fun and school spirit.

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