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Scotiabank Helps Replay Education Bring STEM Education to Young People

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Relay Education's mission is to educate, inspire and assist people in building a 100 per cent renewable energy future in Canada.
Learn how the organization is teaching youth and adults across the country about renewable energy and green careers. Scotiabank is the Youth Programs Sponsor, helping Relay Education reach over 18,000 young people.

Qualcomm's Connect to Learn Program

Aiming to Improve Learning Outcomes of Underprivileged Girls in Myanmar
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The Connect To Learn program is a public-private partnership that brings mobile technology and 3G/4G-based Internet access to underserved schools in Myanmar, offering students the opportunity to leapfrog to a 21st century education. The program promotes universal access to quality secondary education by providing user-friendly learning devices for teachers and students to use in the classroom. The program delivers information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and training to nearly 30,000 students and 310 teachers from 31 schools.

JetBlue Foundation e-Newsletter Fall Edition: Celebrating Girls in Aviation Day Every Day

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The JetBlue Foundation Celebrates 'Girls in Aviation Day' Every Day

The JetBlue Foundation encourages aviation-related education and helps ignites interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, especially among communities traditionally underrepresented in these areas. Two of the JetBlue Foundation's signature programs introduce young girls to careers in aviation and STEM – Fly Like a Girl and Project Scientist STEM Expedition Academy.

Illumina Foundation and Discovery Education Launch New DNA Decoded Resources for Teachers to Help Students Nationwide Learn the Real-World Impacts of Genomics

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‘DNA Decoded’ engages students in digitally immersive curriculum that helps launch them into a new world of possibilities in STEM. The program’s standards-aligned tools make learning the complexity of genes, and how they affect the world around us, exciting and fun. -  Andy Losik, STEM teacher at Hamilton Community Schools in Hamilton, Michigan.

Recent research advancements in the field of genomics have led to amazing new possibilities and treatments for genetic diseases, such as cancer and sickle cell anemia. 

Stanley Black & Decker Celebrates Second Annual Maker Month

Maker Month activities aim to raise awareness of the skills gap and inspire the next generation of makers to build careers in engineering and manufacturing.
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October 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) kicked off its second annual Maker Month, a celebration of the makers and creators shaping the world around us. Throughout the month of October, the company encourages students, parents, educators and makers of all ages to participate in activities and challenges that spark curiosity and build excitement for the power of making.

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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  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.

How a D.C.-Based Nonprofit Supports Scientific Learning for Kids of All Ages.

By Elizabeth Brownfield
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Science matters. No one knows that better than Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Working from Washington, D.C., Hamburg spearheads the nonprofit’s many missions, from donating books to young readers to fighting for the inclusion of scientific evidence in policy decisions. In some ways, she’s continuing a family legacy. Her mother, Dr.

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.

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