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The Dawn of the Digital Learner

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This week, join us in #EducationNow with this first blog in a three-part miniseries on the transition to hybrid learning.

Pandemic Stopped Their Program, but These Kids Adapted

Duke Energy donations helped FIRST North Carolina and 30 other groups during coronavirus outbreak
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What does a program that teaches students to think like engineers do when a pandemic shuts them down? It pivots.

Biogen and MIT Launch New Virtual Learning Lab for High School Students Historically Underrepresented in Science

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  • The online learning program combines lab simulations and mentoring experiences focused on biotechnology and neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis
  • Four hundred students from Massachusetts and North Carolina are enrolling in this no-fee program that also provides students with computers and other technology resources
  • The initiative builds upon Biogen’s Community Lab, which has enrolled more than 55,000 students to date, and the Lemelson-MIT Program in inspiring the next generation of creative and inventive problem solvers 
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  • The online learning program combines lab simulations and mentoring experiences focused on biotechnology and neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis
  • Four hundred students from Massachusetts and North Carolina are enrolling in this no-fee program that also provides students with computers and other technology resources
  • The initiative builds upon Biogen’s Community Lab, which has enrolled more than 55,000 students to date, and the Lemelson-MIT Program in inspiring the next generation of creative and inventive problem solvers 

Empowering US Schools to Defend Human Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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.

Whole Kids Foundation and Lettuce Grow Unite to Donate Hydroponic Growing Systems to Schools and Nonprofits Across the U.S.

$125,000 Investment Demonstrates the Power of Partnerships to Improve Children’s Nutrition
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AUSTIN, Texas, May 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit focused on children’s nutrition and wellness, announced today that Lettuce Grow is donating 125 hydroponic growing systems and supplies, valued at $1,000 each, to K-12 schools and school garden-support organizations across the U.S.

Truist Empowers 1 Million High School Students with Financial Foundations Program

Online personal finance education program enables thousands of schools to deliver critical, state standards-aligned curriculum
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) today announced that Truist Financial Foundations, its digital financial education program, has reached more than 1 million high school learners across 15 states and Washington, D.C. Since 2010, these online lessons have empowered high school students with the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate the modern financial world. Truist Financial Foundations is powered and delivered to schools by EVERFI, the leading social impact education innovator. 

Mohawk Donates Carpet to Three Schools Through Georgia United Foundation’s School Crashers Program

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DULUTH, Ga., May 8, 2020, /3BL Media/– Georgia United Credit Union is excited to announce Mohawk Industries will donate Mohawk Group commercial carpeting to three deserving schools as part of the Georgia United Foundation 2020 School Crashers® program. Mohawk’s generous donation will provide carpeting for media centers at Avondale Elementary School and Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta. Additionally, New Hope Middle School in Dalton will receive carpeting as part of a new sensory room for students with autism and special needs.

Foundations: Remember Special Education in Your COVID and Post-COVID Investments

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To help U.S. philanthropy understand how to best deploy COVID response efforts that are inclusive of students requiring accommodations in public education, FSG sought counsel from leaders of three organizations that work to ensure equitable access for special education students: Lindsay Jones of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD); Lauren Morando Rhim of the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools (NCSECS); and Heather Graham of Oak Foundation.

Four key themes emerged from the interviews:

ON Semiconductor Supports Diversity in STEM

by Cassandra Savel
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As a leader in the quickly evolving technology industry, ON Semiconductor recognizes the need to prepare young people for the employment landscape of the future and to ensure that those involved come from diverse backgrounds. Active company initiatives such as STEM UP (one of our affinity network groups focused around science, technology, engineering and mathematics for underrepresented populations) and our global giving program have responded to this need by investing time and resources into the communities in which we do business. 

How STEP and Booz Allen San Diego Are Using Data to Empower Military Families

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As a former U.S. Navy submariner and the son of a career Air Force father, Tony Teravainen knows first-hand the challenges facing young military families, especially those living in San Diego, one of the most expensive regions of the country. 

As president and co-founder of Support the Enlisted Project (STEP), he works with 11 employees and 60 dedicated volunteers—many of whom are former military, active duty or military spouses—to help enlisted military and veteran families build financial health and self-sufficiency through counseling, education, and grants.

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