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Prize Offered for Data Insights That Help Increase High School Graduation Rates

By: Charlene Lake & Victor Nilson
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Everyone benefits from a better-educated nation. How can we achieve it? If you’re a data expert, we’re challenging you: Experiment with public data sets and demonstrate insights that will help boost graduation rates.

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, Helps Verizon Uncover the Next World-Changing App Idea; Tablets, $20,000 and More for Winning Teams

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Bill Nye, the Science Guy, is helping Verizon to encourage students nationwide to join the Verizon Innovative App Challenge - the no-coding-skills-needed contest that gives middle and high school students a chance to bring their problem-solving app ideas to life.

New Program Introduces Young Black Men to Technology

By: Linnie Frank Bailey
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Loden Harris, an African-American middle-schooler, has a message for the world:'There are young black males in Baltimore who are preparing to make a difference in the technical world!'

Fourth Annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge Seeks Problem Solving Ideas From Students Nationwide

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, helps Verizon uncover the next world-changing app idea; Tablets, $20,000 and more for winning teams
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August 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ The Verizon Innovative App Challenge - the no-coding-skills-needed contest that gives middle and high school students a chance to bring their problem-solving app ideas to life - is back! In its fourth year, the App Challenge calls students to gather teams, dream up ideas, and create concepts for mobile apps that could solve problems in their schools and com

Verizon Brings Girls Who Code Program to Newark; Helping to Increase Girls’ Interest in STEM Careers

By Matthew B. Hersh
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At just 9 years old, Justina Nixon-Saintil emigrated with her family from the island country of Dominica to the South Bronx. The youngest of five children, she and her siblings were frequent witnesses to rampant crime.

The only bright spot, Nixon-Saintil said, was the educational opportunities provided at the Catholic school in Harlem, where her mother was a teacher.

Coding and 3D Design Program from Verizon Keeps Hundreds of Minority Middle School Boys Busy Learning this Summer

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July 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Minority middle school boys in four cities across the country are gaining hands-on learning experience this summer with advanced technology that is opening their eyes to many of the exciting professional possibilities that STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and entrepreneurship skills can offer.

Professors: New Coding Platform a Must for Higher-ed Classrooms

Computer science profs say coding a must for all students, just like reading and writing; help design new classroom platform.
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A new coding platform has a mission to elevate the state of coding education in higher-ed classrooms around the world; and one way it’s doing this is through professor buy-in.

Codecon: Bloomberg's Own Bit of March Madness

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Originally posted on Bloomberg Now. 

We still have a bit of “March Madness” going on at Bloomberg.

HackTrain: The Journey Continues

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Originally posted on Bloomberg Now

Last month, 40 developers from across Europe travelled over 800 miles in 56 hours on a quest to revolutionise the rail industry.

Powered by Bloomberg, HackTrain and its contestants produced a host of working prototypes addressing some of the problems facing the UK’s rail companies and their passengers.

Hacking the Rails: The Journey So Far

Jakub Misiorny is a Software Developer for Bloomberg R&D and one of two Bloomberg mentors advising the HackTrain teams on their journey. Here he shares his experiences so far.
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Originally posted on Bloomberg Now.

We’re 20 hours into our journey and the HackTrain has reached it’s second stop: the beautiful city of York.

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