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Qualcomm's Connect to Learn Program

Aiming to Improve Learning Outcomes of Underprivileged Girls in Myanmar
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The Connect To Learn program is a public-private partnership that brings mobile technology and 3G/4G-based Internet access to underserved schools in Myanmar, offering students the opportunity to leapfrog to a 21st century education. The program promotes universal access to quality secondary education by providing user-friendly learning devices for teachers and students to use in the classroom. The program delivers information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and training to nearly 30,000 students and 310 teachers from 31 schools.

CNH Industrial’s Focus on Education in India Recognized by CSR Times Award

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October 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The accolade recognized CNH Industrial India’s multimedia aided school education project, which has been rolled out to nearly 100 schools with the support of its New Holland Agriculture and CASE Construction Equipment brands and their dealer networks.

Illumina Foundation and Discovery Education Launch New DNA Decoded Resources for Teachers to Help Students Nationwide Learn the Real-World Impacts of Genomics

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‘DNA Decoded’ engages students in digitally immersive curriculum that helps launch them into a new world of possibilities in STEM. The program’s standards-aligned tools make learning the complexity of genes, and how they affect the world around us, exciting and fun. -  Andy Losik, STEM teacher at Hamilton Community Schools in Hamilton, Michigan.

Recent research advancements in the field of genomics have led to amazing new possibilities and treatments for genetic diseases, such as cancer and sickle cell anemia. 

Private-Sector Grantmaking Can Play a Role in Education Innovation

Words by Stan Little
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This article series is sponsored by the SunTrust Foundation and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Several years ago, while flipping through a copy of USA Today during a business trip in China, an article about a Shanghai middle school caught my attention.  

Vending Machines That Dispense Books: A Creative Solution to the 'Summer Slide'

Words by Susan Neuman
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This article series is sponsored by JetBlue and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. 

As the school year gets into full swing, students all over the country are excitedly telling their classmates and teachers how they spent their summer vacations. For thousands of kids in New York City, that story now includes plenty of time spent with free books from JetBlue’s Soar with Reading program. This summer, JetBlue placed free book vending machines in areas identified as “book deserts” in every New York City borough including two in Queens. 

Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Explore STEM Careers During 2019 National Manufacturing Day

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‘Manufacture Your Future Virtual Field Trip’ will Transport Students from Inside the Walls of Classrooms to Meet Manufacturing Professionals Who Leverage STEM, Precision Engineering, Robotics and Automation to Innovate the Future

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‘Manufacture Your Future Virtual Field Trip’ will Transport Students from Inside the Walls of Classrooms to Meet Manufacturing Professionals Who Leverage STEM, Precision Engineering, Robotics and Automation to Innovate the Future

Republic Services Launches Recycling Simplified Education Program For Grades Pre-K Through 12

Free curriculum comes on the heels of a survey showing many Americans fail at recycling
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PHOENIX, September 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Republic Services (NYSE: RSG), an industry leader in U.S. recycling, has introduced a free, downloadable curriculum designed to incorporate recycling education in schools and support students' real-world learning about sustainability and how to recycle properly.

How an Animated Series is Turning Phoenix-area Students and Teachers into Social Entrepreneurs

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In May 2019, 10 schools and over 250 students came together in Phoenix, Arizona for the Global Problem Solver Showcase and Competition. The winner? A new type of IoT device that helps to deter drunk driving. The inventors? A team of three middle schoolers.

UN Women Strengthens Partnership With HP to Expand Digital Learning Opportunities for Women and Girls

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NEW YORK CITY – September 24, 2019 - /3BL Media/ – On September 23, 2019, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and HP Vice President and Managing Director for Africa Elisabeth Moreno signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand digital learning opportunities for women and girls in five priority countries: Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Morocco.

Wyoming Educators Obtain Computational Thinking Principles Through Ignite My Future in School

– Tata Consultancy Services Provides Local Albany County Educators Professional Development in Partnership with Discovery Education –
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WYOMING and NEW YORK, September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, have launched Ignite My Future in School within the Albany County School District.

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