This article series is sponsored by JetBlue and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.
Labor Day weekend is right around the corner. Most kids are already back in school. And once again, teachers are battling the effects of the dreaded summer slide—a term used to describe the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year.
NextGen is the FAA’s ongoing navigation system upgrade, which includes a switch from traditional ground-based to satellite-enabled navigation. This combination of FAA- and airline-specific technology allows flights to be given more efficient and uniquely optimized routes anywhere in the National Airspace System. NextGen makes this possible during all stages of the flight: departure, cruising altitude, approach, and arrival operations. The FAA anticipates that the fully completed system will save 16 million metric tons of CO2 e emissions annually.
Popular literacy program lands in NYC for the first time, placing six free book vending machines throughout New York City, including Central Library in Jamaica
JAMAICA, N.Y. July 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Queens Public Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott, JetBlue Chief People Officer and JetBlue Director of Corporate Responsibility Icema Gibbs today hosted a special story time at Central Library for kids ages 3 to 5 with award-winning children’s author David Ezra Stein to celebrate the launch of the airline’s popular “Soar with Reading” literacy program. They were joined by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman and Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair of the Libraries Committee.
With summer in full swing, many kids are enjoying the outdoors, time with family and, freedom from the classroom. But, with school on pause, young children can experience what is called the “summer slide” – a decline in reading ability and other academic skills during the summer months.
As Puerto Rico’s largest airline, JetBlue is committed to helping restore the island after the devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017. JetBlue’s latest project in its100x35JetBlue initiative, which honors the popular reference to Puerto Rico’s 100×35 mile size and outlines the airline’s commitment over 100 days – and beyond – to launch 35 initiatives to support the island, is now underway.