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#DardenDigest: Mock Interviews that Help and Inspire

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The Southern California regional branch of College Summit hosted its second annual mock interview event, a two day experience for more than 100 high school seniors to show off what they had learned from their College Summit curriculum and to develop the skills they would one day need to enter the workforce. Sitting at a table across from these students, I felt so proud and excited for them for all that would be possible after they graduate. I hope that I helped and gave them some extra motivation to conquer anything that was ahead.

Tackling One Challenge At A Time: Eric LeGrand

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January 28, 2014

Author: John Columbus

Eric LeGrand is undoubtedly one the most inspirational people you could ever meet.  He is an author, motivational speaker, sports announcer and former defensive tackle for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team. Eric is living with paralysis, after absorbing a devastating tackle while playing Army at MetLife Stadium on October 16, 2010, leaving his C-3 and C-4 vertebrae fractured.

Baruch College and Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship Host I.V.E. SmartPitch Competition

Partnership with Verizon Foundation Offers CUNY Student Enterpreneurs Prizes, Mentoring to Launch Business Ventures
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NEW YORK, NY, January 10, 2014 /3BL Media/This spring a diverse group of young entrepreneurs from the City University of New York will compete in the 12th Annual IVE SmartPitch Challenge, hosted by Baruch College and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship.

KU Part of New Project Using Mobile Technology in K-12 Science and Math Classrooms

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By Ben Unglesbee

December 5, 2013

Kansas University has joined a pilot project that uses mobile technology to help teach math and science in K-12 classrooms.

The UKan Teach program, which trains KU students majoring in math, science and technology-related fields to become math and science teachers, has received more than 35 tablet computers equipped with mobile wireless access through a grant from the Verizon Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the mobile giant Verizon Communications.

Universities Tap Mobile for Math, Science Teacher Training

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By Kari Jensen

December 2, 2013
 

The University of Texas at Austin and three other universities are training new math and science teachers to use mobile in what is claimed to be a first-of-its kind national program.

Verizon, UTeach Institute Launch Program to Help Future Teachers Integrate Mobile Tech Into Math and Science Teaching

Innovative Program, Now at Four Universities, Will Be Available in the Future to UTeach Programs Nationwide
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AUSTIN, Texas – The UTeach Institute, a notable teacher preparation organization at the University of Texas at Austin, has teamed up with Verizon to launch a program that is helping tomorrow’s educators effectively use mobile technology to improve student learning and interest in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math).

EU Leaders Promise Jobs for “lost generation” of Youth

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By Leigh Thomas and Elizabeth Pineau | 12 November, 2013

(Reuters) – European leaders pledged on Tuesday to make fighting youth unemployment in the bloc a priority but came up with no new ideas to tackle a problem that risks fuelling social unrest and distrust of mainstream parties.

What We’re Reading This Week: Teens and ID Theft, Role of Social Media in College Applications

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Week of November  11, 2013

To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.  What have you been reading? Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF.

Darden Digest: Peer Leaders Workshops Change Lives and Inspire Students to Set Ambitious Goals

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As the Executive Director of College Summit-Florida, I often feel that it’s my job to set a high bar and then do whatever is necessary to hurdle myself and others over it. In Miami-Dade County, College Summit partners with 11 of the most challenging schools in the poorest communities. This is intentional. Only 10 percent of low-income students are currently getting college degrees, versus 70 percent of their higher income peers, and getting that degree results in breaking the cycle of poverty forever.

Mary Kay Inc. and Alpha Chi Omega Sorority Educate Young Adults to End Dating Abuse

Organizations Join Forces to Promote National Text for Help Line with College Students
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DALLAS, October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Mary Kay Inc. and Alpha Chi Omega are partnering to help bring an end to dating abuse and domestic violence.  Together with dating abuse experts at loveisrespect, which runs the country’s only text for help service along with a comprehensive array of healthy relationship programming, Mary Kay is providing educational information and tools to identify warning signs and resources for help.

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