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An Amazing Way to Add STEAM to Girls’ Career Dreams

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It might just be that I am a mom of three children (ages 8, 4 and 2) who is always looking for fun yet affordable things to do, but I am noticing more and more hands-on learning opportunities such as “maker spaces” popping up in schools and institutions throughout the country.

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It might just be that I am a mom of three children (ages 8, 4 and 2) who is always looking for fun yet affordable things to do, but I am noticing more and more hands-on learning opportunities such as “maker spaces” popping up in schools and institutions throughout the country.

Avoid Summer Learning Loss with These Family Activities for Middle Schoolers

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By Allison DeGraaf, Director of Learning and Innovation, Janesville School District

With summer now in full swing, most students’ minds are far from school. But as educators know, students need to be engaged in thinking and exploring year-round if they are to avoid what is known as “summer learning loss.”

Summer learning loss is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year—and research shows this phenomenon is all too real.

VIDEO | Global Transformation by Investing in Youth Education

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According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for skilled workers continues to rise and is becoming employers’ favorable choice to replace traditional long-term workers. However, there is a mismatch between the skills that workers can offer and what employers are demanding. This gap impacts not only economies but also hampers the transition to equitable and inclusive societies. Therefore, developing skills among the youth is becoming crucial to ensure the overall improvement of business and society.

Five Good Reads on Closing the Skills Gap in STEM

Helping the future workforce compete
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This article is part of a series on “solvable problems” within the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Global Engagement Forum: Live takes place this October 10–11, 2018, bringing together leaders from across the private, public, and social sectors to co-create solutions and partnerships to address four urgent, yet solvable problems—closing the skills gap in STEM, reducing post-harvest food loss, ending energy poverty, and eliminating marine debris and ocean plastics. Learn more about the Forum here.

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This article is part of a series on “solvable problems” within the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Global Engagement Forum: Live takes place this October 10–11, 2018, bringing together leaders from across the private, public, and social sectors to co-create solutions and partnerships to address four urgent, yet solvable problems—closing the skills gap in STEM, reducing post-harvest food loss, ending energy poverty, and eliminating marine debris and ocean plastics. Learn more about the Forum here.

Novelis and Discovery Education Awarded for Global Sustainability Leadership

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Silver Spring, Md., Tuesday, July 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- The Business Intelligence Group today named Novelis and Discovery Education’s Life of a Can initiative Sustainability Service of the Year in the 2018 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.

VIDEO | Arrow Electronics 2018 Innovation in Electronics Award Winner

Eight grader Emma Ruccio of Connecticut honored for scoliosis diagnostics tool
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Eigth grader Emma Ruccio from Connecticut was presented with the Arrow Electronics Innovation in Electronics Award at the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE), a first-of-its kind forum where student inventors showcase their critical thinking skills and compete for prizes and recognition.

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Digital Eagles US Team Promotes Digital Fluency in the Next Generation

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To promote digital fluency in the next generation, the Digital Eagles US team successfully co-ordinated and ran monthly coding sessions for students at schools across New York and New Jersey. The team have organised multiple Code Playground events, many of which have targeted low income schools. The sessions teach children the basics of programming using the Scratch language which interfaces to code a video game. The team recruit Barclays volunteers and host training sessions for them.

The JetBlue Foundation and Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) to Introduce Nearly 200 Students to Careers in Aviation

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-- OBAP and The JetBlue Foundation to Host Hands-On Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy Initiatives in JetBlue’s Six Focus Cities --

-- As Part of the Ongoing #100x35JetBlue Recovery Efforts in the Caribbean, JetBlue and OBAP to Bring the Program to San Juan, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands --

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-- OBAP and The JetBlue Foundation to Host Hands-On Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy Initiatives in JetBlue’s Six Focus Cities --

-- As Part of the Ongoing #100x35JetBlue Recovery Efforts in the Caribbean, JetBlue and OBAP to Bring the Program to San Juan, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands --

Eighth-Graders Take Hands-On Approach to Fighting Air Pollution

Edison International partners with the Garvey School District to create a clean energy future for local communities
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Jamie Lei and Kenneth Nosaka, air quality measurement tools in hand, were surprised by the readings inside a local fast food restaurant during lunch hour. The numbers were even worse than those taken from a nearby freeway overpass.

“I was not expecting that,” Nosaka said.

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