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Most Schools Meet New USDA Drinking Water Mandate; More Steps Needed to Encourage Consumption

According to New Study Published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Philadelphia, PA, April 9, 2014 /3BL Media/– A new USDA mandate calling for access to free drinking water during lunchtime at schools participating in the National School Lunch Program went into effect at the start of the 2011-12 school year. Researchers from the University of Michigan and University of Illinois at Chicago examined compliance with the new requirement as well as perceptions about drinking fountain cleanliness and water quality.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Tenke Fungurume Mining Helps Build Five New Schools

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April 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Tenke Fungurume Mining Social Community Fund recently inaugurated five new schools for the communities living in the concession. This accomplishment was achieved through a program that has provided education to 12,000 students by building and refurbishing schools.

Each school has a block of at least six classrooms and corresponding administrative offices. All were constructed of compressed earth bricks stabilized with cement, a technique that is cost-efficient and environmentally friendly.

Fair Trade Schools Launch in the United States

Fair Trade Campaigns Announces New Initiative to Help K-12 Schools Commit to Ethical Purchasing
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Fair Trade Campaigns, a national network of Fair Trade advocates in 170 towns and campuses across the United States, is proud to announce its newest campaign - Fair Trade Schools. 

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Fair Trade Campaigns, a national network of Fair Trade advocates in 170 towns and campuses across the United States, is proud to announce its newest campaign - Fair Trade Schools. 

Buick, GMC and their Local Dealers Give Much-Needed New Backpacks Filled with School Supplies to Students in Pittsburgh

520 students at Pittsburgh Allegheny Elementary received school-ready supplies through national nonprofit Kids in Need Foundation
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PITTSBURGH, Pa, DEC. 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Buick, GMC and their Local Dealers have partnered with CBS EcoMedia Inc. through its innovative EducationAd advertising program to fund free backpacks filled with school supplies at Pittsburgh Allegheny Elementary.

Fifty-One Public Schools Across the Country Named as State Winners in the $2 Million Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

One school in each state and Washington, D.C. receive $20,000* in technology to support STEM learning across the country
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RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., December 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Samsung today announced the 51 state winners in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, the company’s commitment to raise interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning across America. Each winner will receive Samsung products and Adobe software to compete in the next phase of the competition as well as a total of at least $20,000* in technology.

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
Press Release

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).

Students' App-titude Can Pay Off in Verizon Challenge

Middle and high school students can learn how to build a mobile app, bring it to market, and retain the profit themselves in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, in partnership with Technology Student Association. Eight school teams will win a $20,000 gr
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November 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - It’s a common scene: Teens tapping and swiping on their cell phone or tablet. One in four teens are “cell-mostly” Internet users, according to the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project’s “Teens and Technology 2013” report. Moreover, one in three middle school students use mobile devices to complete their homework.

Verizon Hosting App Challenge for Students

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NAMPA — The Verizon Foundation, with the Technology Student Association, will launch the second annual Innovative App Challenge, a release stated.

The mobile app design competition aims to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. Verizon hopes students will create concepts that solve real world issues in their communities and schools.

Hands-On Inspiration on World Teacher’s Day

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What does owning a small transportation business and teaching K-5 at a progressive magnet school have in common?

A lot, according to Disney.

National Partnership Between Sodexo and HOPSports, Inc. Activates Learning and Well-Being

The MyFit by Sodexo Powered by HOPSports program uses technology-based Brain Breaks® to make physical activity a daily and fun part of the classroom routine
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Gaithersburg, Md. September 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ - A new partnership between Quality of Life services leader Sodexo, Inc. and HOPSports, Inc., a global health and wellness network, is introducing the unique MyFit by Sodexo Powered by HOPSports (MyFit) program to school districts to help students become more physically active and engaged throughout the school day.

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