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Belle Heth Builds New Thinkabit Inspired Lab

By Alex Doiron, Radford News Journal

The school has been implementing new technology such as Chromebooks for each student and new robotics. One of the new additions to the elementary is the Qualcomm inspired Thinkabit Lab. There are only two Thinkabit labs in the entire country and the school is working over the summer to have their inspired lab ready for the school year.

Half of US Parents Skip Back-to-School Eye Exams for Their Children, Survey Says

Survey reveals parents’ confusion about when and how often kids should visit the eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam
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August 10, 2017 ​/3BL Media/ - As much as 80 percent of learning a child does is visual, with children spending most of the school day reading, looking at a blackboard, and using laptops and tablets. However, come back-to-school season, parents overlook one of the most critical learning tools – their child’s eyes.

Head Back to School with Seven Eco-Friendly Tips


PHOENIX, August 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – As students begin a new school year, Republic Services is encouraging parents, teachers and administrators to incorporate sustainable practices whenever possible with seven back to school tips.

CITGO School Uniform Drive Supports E.K. Key Elementary

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SULPHUR, La., September 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Lake Charles employees recently donated 390 school uniform items to CITGO Partner in Education, E.K. Key Elementary School during the annual CITGO Back-to-School Uniform Drive. The uniform drive is coordinated by the CITGO Safety Directors and is part of the CITGO Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to support education by providing structure and guidance to students as they pursue academic excellence. 

For Students, a 21st Century World Means 21st Century Questions

By, Andrea Brands, Director of Consumer Safety and Education, AT&T

As the new school year begins across the country, it’s hard not to reminisce about the questions I always had in the back of my mind at the beginning of a new  school year. They ranged from the immediate and critical:  Will I fall from these platform shoes? What wasSaturday Night Fever really trying to tell me?  To the really-important-but-abstract: How do I study for the SAT? What is the college application process like?  Am I prepared to compete academically with the other students?

Back to School Activities to Jumpstart Young Innovator’s School Year

These free educational materials are the perfect way to get kids ready for back to school season.
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As summer draws to an end it can be a challenge to get kids excited to head back to school. Boeing’s 100 Days of Learning content is the perfect way to get kids ready to jump back into the classroom. With hands-on activities that will get kids thinking creatively while building rocket ships and airplane wings from everyday household materials, preparing to strap on a backpack and hit the books has never been more thrilling.

Video: Ally Prepares Detroit Kids for Back to School

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Ally Financial teamed up with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan to send Detroit students back to school with the essentials this year. Ally volunteers packed and distributed backpacks full of school supplies to 600 students at the Boys and Girls Clubs’ annual Be Fit for School event and donated 50 books on financial literacy concepts to the Boys and Girls Clubs’ library. Ally also sponsored the new Backpack Café program, which will help students facing food insecurity to take a backpack of food home with them each weekend.

Folsom Cordova Reuse Roundup 2016

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Republic Services of Sacramento, the Folsom Cordova Community Partnership and the City of Rancho Cordova came together for Reuse Roundup, a school supply drive that aims to collect reusable school supplies from local schools at the end of the school year that would otherwise end up in our landfills.

This was the second year of Reuse Roundup, and with the help of the six participating schools, over 900 pounds of reusable school supplies were collected.

An Easy 1-2-3 for a Sustainable Back-to-School Lunch

Keep Kids and Nature Healthy

With summer ending and kids back to school, it’s hard enough getting your children out of bed each morning and into routine, not to mention the daily chore of making their lunches. It sounds simple, but this can be a daunting task: how to keep it healthy, interesting, tasty, and eco-friendly?

AT&T Kicks Off School Year with More Than $20 Million Investment in Students and Teachers


Dallas, TX, September 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ — AT&T is kick starting the 2015-2016 school year with $20 million in contributions to education organizations through its AT&T Aspire program. Students and teachers in more than 26 states will benefit. This back to school investment is just one of the ways that AT&T is using the power of its network to build a better tomorrow.


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