New Year, New Video – Driving Innovation in Education in 2016 and Beyond

By Nicole Anderson

At AT&T, we are using the power of our network to build a better tomorrow. Our signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education – through technology, social innovation and relationships – to ensure all students have the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.

Watch this short video to learn more about how we are empowering students everywhere to reach their highest potential.

And the Winner is… Prizes Announced for Data Insights That Help Increase High School Graduation Rates

By Charlene Lake and Victor Nilson

Congratulations to Linda Roesch, a research fellow in Atlanta, for winning the $20,000 first-place prize in our “Data for Diplomas” challenge!

We asked data experts from across the nation to experiment with public data sets and demonstrate insights that could help boost U.S. high school graduation rates to 90 percent, up from 81 percent today. They studied everything from high school student transfer rates to cold-weather climates.

Human vs. Machine

By Yeeling Lam, David Ensminger & Nathaniel Meyer

After hours of online classes and project work, we made it!  We are the first three AT&T employees to graduate from the Georgia Tech Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS) program. And as we like to say, if you can make it through the Machine Learning course, the rest is a breeze [and by breeze we mean gale force winds].

Building a Workforce for the Software Economy

By Nicole Anderson and Scott Smith

Being able to continue providing the quality products and services our customers demand starts with our employees. We must have the skilled, prepared talent that can meet and exceed the challenges of our business.

We’ve turned to innovative work-and-learn programs to help our current and future employees adapt to the ever-changing world of technology. These programs provide a new and innovative way to help address a rapid overhaul of our employees’ skills.

AT&T, and Cell Phones For Soldiers Serve Those who Served This Veterans Day


DALLAS, November 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Teachers at school districts serving military-connected communities woke up this morning to great news: AT&T* flash-funded projects they listed on crowd-funding site More than 790 projects were fulfilled, benefitting more than 680 teachers and more than 83,690 students. We gave more than $532,000 in honor of Veterans Day.

AT&T Launches Competition to Fund Programs for Underserved High School Students


Aspire Connect to Success Competition Will Award Up to $10 million

DALLAS, November 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ — AT&T will award up to $10 million to selected organizations that focus on supporting high school students in their quest to graduate. The AT&T Aspire Connect to Success Competition, part of the company’s signature education initiative, invites organizations that are helping underserved students earn their diplomas to apply for funding beginning today.

IoT in the Classroom


Connected devices are already in the classroom, but the Internet of Things (IoT) will boost new levels of connectivity and learning approaches, particularly in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas.

Graduation! Congrats Aspire Accelerator 2015 Class

By: Jacob Saperstein

They may not be collecting a diploma or posing for photos in their cap and gown, but I feel like a proud parent on graduation day as we celebrate the five ed-tech organizations from our inaugural Aspire Accelerator class. The program, which kicked off in May, is coming to a close this week and we’re gathering in the San Francisco Bay Area for a few final days of hard work – and a little bit of merriment, too!


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