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Sustainable Development in the Classroom: How Changing the World and STEM Connect

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By Elizabeth Lipscomb, Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Discovery Education

Since the dawn of formal education, students have been looking up from their work and asking, “Why do I need to know this?”

Scotiabank Vision Achievers Programme Fuels Growth of SME Sector

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For the eighth consecutive year the Scotiabank Vision Achievers programme has taken another 25 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through a life-altering experience.

Considered a gift to the budding business society of Jamaica, the programme has helped, through intricate training, to develop more than 200 businesses since its inception in 2011. 

According to 2018 Scotiabank Vision Achiever, attorney-at-law Stokley Marshall, the programme truly delivers on building business acumen.

FCA Community: Detroit Youth Taught Lawn Care and Life-Long Lessons

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Eric Miller’s job brought him to Detroit in 2012, but he brought more to the city than just his family.

Launched in 2013, The Lawn Academy provides Detroit-area boys and girls, ages 11-19, a six-week college immersion program in partnership with Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD).

Novartis Announces Five Grant Recipients of Excellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (Xova) for Nonprofit Sustainable Eye Health Initiatives

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  • A panel of independent ophthalmologists and optometrists selected five winners out of more than 100 entries from 34 countries
     
  • The 2018 grants support initiatives ranging from training teachers for vision screening in schools to launching eye care-specific training modules in Ethiopia, India, Micronesia, Sudan and Zimbabwe
     
  • Novartis has been running this program for the last 8 years; submissions for the ninth annual XOVA are now open to eye care professionals and institutions
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  • A panel of independent ophthalmologists and optometrists selected five winners out of more than 100 entries from 34 countries
     
  • The 2018 grants support initiatives ranging from training teachers for vision screening in schools to launching eye care-specific training modules in Ethiopia, India, Micronesia, Sudan and Zimbabwe
     
  • Novartis has been running this program for the last 8 years; submissions for the ninth annual XOVA are now open to eye care professionals and institutions

Raising the Bar in Math and Science

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Eastman’s MathElites and ScienceElites programs provide insightful and inspirational training to math and science teachers. Empowering teachers to apply fresh and creative teaching strategies and practical applications strengthens existing curriculum and is having an exponential impact in the classroom.

In partnership with East Tennessee State University Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education, the programs have benefitted more than 40,000 students.

IDEAcademy Fuels Insights Through World-Class Leadership Development Training

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September 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Social psychologist and author of the New York Times best-selling book Presence, Dr. Amy Cuddy, inspired more than 500 attendees to be their boldest selves at the 2018 IDEAcademy event held in Kingsport, Tennessee. Featuring thought leaders ranging from storytellers and sports enthusiasts to scientists and students, IDEAcademy had something for everyone around the theme of “Fueling insights. Driving transformation.”

Blackbaud’s CMO Catherine LaCour Reflects on Blackbaud’s Sustainable Development Goals Commitments

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As I look ahead to UN Week and the bustle of activity it brings as world leaders, diplomats, business leaders, nonprofit organizations and others together to discuss the world’s most pressing problems, it’s also a great time to pause and take pride in what Blackbaud has been able to contribute in the last two years since we first made our commitment at the 2016 UN Private Sector Forum in support of the Sustainable Development Goals

T. Rowe Price: Parents Are Less Stressed About College Costs and Getting Wiser About Covering Them

Tenth annual Parents, Kids & Money Survey found that fewer parents report losing sleep over college costs and are less willing to take on student debt
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Fostering Student Interest and Inclusion to Close the STEM Gap

Inequality hinders innovation. The key to closing the STEM skills gap lies in both reaching and engaging groups of youth.
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For a country that has historically thrived on innovation, the United States may now be losing out on generations of innovators in science, mathematics, technology, and engineering. These innovators are essential to bridging the skills gap in STEM: an estimated 3 million STEM jobs in America are unfilled because there are not enough qualified workers to fill them.

College Is the Goal. How Peninsula Bridge Empowers Kids to Get There.

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As a high school senior in California last year, Jose knew his Dad was excited about his college application process – even if he didn’t have much experience with how it all worked.

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