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Fostering Student Interest and Inclusion to Close the STEM Gap

Inequality hinders innovation. The key to closing the STEM skills gap lies in both reaching and engaging groups of youth.
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For a country that has historically thrived on innovation, the United States may now be losing out on generations of innovators in science, mathematics, technology, and engineering. These innovators are essential to bridging the skills gap in STEM: an estimated 3 million STEM jobs in America are unfilled because there are not enough qualified workers to fill them.

College Is the Goal. How Peninsula Bridge Empowers Kids to Get There.

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As a high school senior in California last year, Jose knew his Dad was excited about his college application process – even if he didn’t have much experience with how it all worked.

Mobile Science Lab Visiting Camden To Expose Students To STEM

by Nate Sylves
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The Curiosity Cube(TM) mobile science lab recently visited Camden, New Jersey. Watch the video at CBS Philly.

National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company and Discovery Education Join Together to Provide Scalable Access to Innovative Careers in STEM and Manufacturing

‘Beyond the Sale: Careers That Deliver’ Virtual Field Trip Underscores Pathways to Career Readiness through 21st Century Skill-Building
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SILVER SPRING, Md., Thursday, September 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company, and Discovery Education – the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms – are teaming up to host a new virtual field trip entitled Beyond the Sale: Careers That Deliver at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018.

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Hosoi Masatomo – Colleagues in the Community

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Together with Teach For Japan, Hosoi is improving education for children in regions suffering from extreme poverty due to the decline in industry, resulting in education being neglected. Teach for Japan recruits, trains and supports young leaders to become inspirational teachers, giving hope and providing guidance to disadvantaged children. Hosoi has played an active role in supporting Teach for Japan to establish their organisational framework, raise their profile at universities to recruit young leaders and provide pro-bono legal advice since 2015.

Helping Families Take Charge of Their Digital Life

Symantec supports launch of PTA Connected, a multi-dimensional digital safety program
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By Collin Robinson, PTA Connected Ambassador and National PTA Board Member

The digital world changes and grows every day. That makes parenting complex, to say the least.We want our children to connect, learn and have fun through technology, and at the same time, act safely, responsibly and thoughtfully online. But these ideas can seem impossible to combine. And with a child in middle school and a child in high school, I have experienced this firsthand. 

ArtPrize Facebook Voting Begins for High School Student Competition

Consumers Energy sponsoring annual art student competition
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GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Facebook voting for a contest featuring the artwork of 10 Grand Rapids high school students is adding to the buzz surrounding the kickoff of ArtPrize 10 on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

The winner of the ArtPrize 10 SmartArt People's Choice Award will be determined by the most Facebook reactions, including likes, loves, shares, etc.

Read the full article, and view the image gallery, on MLive.com.

 

 

Verizon Innovative Learning Launches First Ever 5G EdTech Challenge

Ten most compelling projects will receive funding and tools to bring concepts to life using 5G in under-resourced middle schools across the country
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NEW YORK – Verizon Innovative Learning, the signature program of the Verizon Foundation, announced the launch of the Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge in partnership with NYC Media Lab. The first of its kind nationwide challenge calls for EdTech nonprofits including enterprise organizations, start-ups, research groups and universities including Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as Hispanic Serving Institutions to create powerful, transformative education solutions that leverage 5G connectivity to solve challenges in under-resourced middle schools throughout the U.S.

LA Kings and NHL Partner With ORG Packaging to Launch Historic Beijing Jr. Kings Youth Hockey Program

Beijing Jr. Kings is the first youth development program established by an NHL Club in China
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LOS ANGELES, September 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ Today AEG's Los Angeles Kings and the NHL are strengthening their presence in China and expanding their relationship with ORG Packaging, a packaging and containers company based in Beijing, with the launch of Beijing Jr. Kings.  The agreement, brokered by AEG Global Partnerships, makes the Beijing Jr.

Creating a Better World Through Business

Nandika Madgavkar, Senior Director, Strategy, CECP
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“Two heads are better than one,” is a proverb ascribed to a certain John Heywood in 1546. But, what if instead of two, it was six, or twelve? At CECP, we believe that businesses are a force for good and their collective wisdom will make the world a better place.

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