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The Battle Between Paper and Screen Time in the Classroom

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After several years of seeing more technology in K–12 classrooms, many educators and parents are asking for less screen time at school. They are questioning the value of electronic devices for education, driving some school districts to reconsider the use of pencil and paper instead of laptops and tablets.

Comcast Partners With the American Association of People With Disabilities to Help Close the Digital Divide

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Company announces grant to fund creation and delivery of specialized digital literacy training program materials and classes for the disability community.
  2. Since 2011, Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has connected more than eight million low-income Americans to the Internet, including nearly 210,000 individuals in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area.
  3. According to Pew Research Center, 23 percent of people with disabilities say they never go online and 57 percent say they do not have a home broadband subscription.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Company announces grant to fund creation and delivery of specialized digital literacy training program materials and classes for the disability community.
  2. Since 2011, Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has connected more than eight million low-income Americans to the Internet, including nearly 210,000 individuals in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area.
  3. According to Pew Research Center, 23 percent of people with disabilities say they never go online and 57 percent say they do not have a home broadband subscription.

Nation’s Illiteracy Woes Won’t Be Solved by Government Alone

By Maggie Kohn
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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.

This All-Girls Charter School Is Out to Close the Gender Gap in STEM

By Ellen R. Delisio
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This article series is sponsored by the SunTrust Foundation and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

The recent 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing meant the resurrection of images depicting NASA’s anxious mission-control analysts, almost all of whom were white males, sporting white shirts, black ties and crewcuts. As far as 1969 viewers were concerned, rocket scientist was a job for men with bad haircuts.

Equality Day: Intel Helps Young Women Experience Tech

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On this Women’s Equality Day in the U.S., imagine the reaction if you mixed 54 girls and a bunch of Intel employee-mentors at a weeklong camp about robotics, drones, coding, artificial intelligence and more.

“Thank you for teaching us!” camper Ana Maria Santos wrote.

Students and Educators Nationwide Lead, Create and Demonstrate with Science Fair Central

STEAM Initiative, Powered by the Home Depot and Discovery Education, Encourages Young Scientists and Engineers to Make Things that will Solve Problems
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The Home Depot and Discovery Education have joined forces to help STEAM-power classrooms and homes across the country as students prepare for the careers of tomorrow. With 10 million students from grades K-12 participating in science fairs and STEAM events every year, Science Fair Central aims to give students the tools to take their projects to the next level. Head over to the #ScienceFairCentral for a wave of new activities and a #STEM-themed escape room to get you and your students prepared for this school year’s science fair season.

Intel Foundation Supports the First U.S. WiSci STEAM Camp for Middle School Girls

By Pia Wilson-Body, President, Intel Foundation
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“One Intel” is not a bumper sticker, it’s not a slogan, it is action that exemplifies how we bring Intel employees, resources and technology together to solve real world problems. Last week, at the Women in Science (WiSci) STEAM Camp in Bend, Oregon – we did just that. The U.S. State Department, Intel , Girl Up, along with other partners, founded WiSci STEAM Camps in 2015. Over the past four years, we’ve supported camps in Rwanda, Peru, Malawi, Namibia and Georgia.

Lockheed Martin’s Annual Ethics Case Competition

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Advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is a critical focus for Lockheed Martin. Our future success – and our nation’s technological advantage – depend on a constant supply of highly trained, highly capable technical talent. Our success also depends on our commitment to operating with integrity and to the highest ethical standards.

Can Summer Camps Help Close Tech’s Gender Gap?

This summer, girls across the country will head for adventures in coding, researching DNA, building robots and even making a salad — in space.
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By Deborah Lynn Blumberg

Summer camp has evolved dramatically since America’s first organized camp, the Gunnery Camp, was founded in 1861 in Connecticut to teach boys to hunt, fish and shoot. It set the model for the kind of summers many remember from childhood:  An oasis in the wilderness, slathered in sunscreen and bug spray shooting bows and arrows, braiding friendship bracelets and competing in canoe races. But times have changed.

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