A look at teachers and students are rising to the challenge of distance learning
On a Friday in mid-March, Jana Maiuri listened as her 6th-grade students engaged in a spirited discussion of the George Orwell classic Animal Farm. They had been preparing for this final student-led seminar all week, and while Maiuri was thrilled to hear their thoughtful questions and well-informed answers, inside, her mind was racing. She had just gotten word that school buildings would be closing for the foreseeable future in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With millions of students across the country forced to shift to study at home, the race is on to get essential resources to those without access. As other industries work to provide online learning access, the paper and packaging sector is uniquely placed to provide analog tools like writing equipment and pop-up corrugated workspaces.
In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom stated that, “All countries must strike a fine balance between protecting health, minimizing economic and social disruption, and respecting human rights.” The COVID-19 global pandemic impacts all sectors of society, to which human rights serve as the cornerstone.
Michele Robinson-Pontbriand, Director Corporate Social Responsibility
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week in the United States, and it sure will be a memorable one! As I write this, UNESCO estimates that more than 70% of students around the world are impacted by educational institution closures due to COVID-19. In the U.S. alone, Education Week estimates that over 55 million students are out of school.
How will first-generation students from low-income backgrounds navigate the uncertainty?
Bottom Line partners with students from underserved communities to get into college, graduate, and launch a thriving career. Their model is predicated on the power of relationship-based, data-driven advising to provide first-generation students from low-income backgrounds with the best possible opportunity to graduate from college and achieve economic mobility. Legg Mason has been proud to partner with them over the years, understanding that personalized services are crucial to helping students navigate the pressures of higher education.
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.
Contest Elevates Financial Literacy Learning with Opportunities for Schools to Win $10,000 For Educational Resources
SILVER SPRINGS, Md., Wednesday, March 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Jackson Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit with the mission to advance financial knowledge on a national scale, and Discovery Education today opened the 4th annual Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Pledge Challenge. This challenge enables communities to collaborate virtually, empowering students and local schools with financial literacy.
Free Tech and Professional Skills - Anytime, Anywhere.
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The newly released platform, Open P-TECH, is a free digital education experience launched by IBM to equip young people, aged 14-20, and educators with foundational knowledge about topics like cybersecurity, AI and cloud computing, plus professional skills like Design Thinking and Agile.