Teaching Computer Coding to Underserved Youth

UrbanTXT founder thanks Edison International for early support.

When Oscar Menjivar returned to his hometown of Watts after college, the friends he had grown up with were either incarcerated or not doing much with their lives.

Microsoft and team up to bring ‘Minecraft’ to Hour of Code

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REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Microsoft Corp., Mojang AB, and on Monday unveiled a “Minecraft” coding tutorial for students and educators, created especially for the third-annual Hour of Code, a campaign to broaden global participation in computer science, held during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 7–13. The new tutorial, now available at, introduces players to basic coding within the fun and popular “Minecraft” environment.

Students in More Than 150 Schools in 31 States Will Learn Computer Science in New Courses Deployed by Verizon and Project Lead The Way

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INDIANAPOLIS, September 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Students in more than 150 middle schools across 31 states will soon have access to computer science courses that will prepare them for the increasingly technology-based economy. The opportunity is provided through a partnership between Verizon and Project Lead The Way (PLTW).

Bloomberg Aptitude Test Opens Doors for Young Professionals

Brazil students say BAT jumpstarted their careers

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More than 270,000 undergraduates worldwide have taken the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT), a tool to evaluate their acumen to work in financial services. Started in 2010, the number of BAT takers keeps growing, with over 100,000 completing the exam in 2014 alone.

Bloomberg LP: CodeNow in a Box


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Summer vacation is a great time for students to get out of their comfort zone, learn new things and get creative but it’s also a time when academic development declines. To prevent “the summer slide,” Bloomberg hosted 100 public high school students at its global headquarters in New York City for a three-day coding camp with CodeNow.

Bloomberg LP: A Promising Young Technologist

Meet Stephen B., age 14, intern for Bloomberg Princeton R&D

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Do you remember what you did the summer before you started the 9th grade? It’s a bit hazy for me, but it probably involved a lot of whiffle ball, riding bikes, and going to the beach with my friends. I’m sure I had loads of fun, but would I call it a productive use of time? Well, maybe not.


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