By Nicole Anderson, AVP of Social Innovation at AT&T, and John Bridgeland, former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council
We have seen the narrative too many times. Goals are set, initiatives are launched, and deadlines come and go without much progress. Problems are thought to be chronically unfixable and inertia sets in. Not this time.
Congratulations to Linda Roesch, a research fellow in Atlanta, for winning the $20,000 first-place prize in our “Data for Diplomas” challenge!
We asked data experts from across the nation to experiment with public data sets and demonstrate insights that could help boost U.S. high school graduation rates to 90 percent, up from 81 percent today. They studied everything from high school student transfer rates to cold-weather climates.
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.
Interactive Portal Makes Serious Learning Fun With Free Lesson Plans and 21st Century Teaching Tools
LOS ANGELES, September 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – GameDesk, named one of Fast Company’s “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education” with funding and support from AT&T has created Educade, a revolutionary portal that meets the needs of teachers and parents everywhere by providing the largest online library of free, ready to use lesson plans paired with engaging and innovative learning tools.
AT&T contributes more than $1 million to dropout prevention initiative
BOSTON, Mass, March 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - City Year, a national organization that unites young people for a year of service in high-need urban schools, is teaming up with AT&T to help keep students in school and on track to succeed.
It’s been quite a week, hasn’t it? With Hurricane Sandy still fresh in our minds and recovery crews and volunteers feverishly at work, current events remind us of the importance of community. I’m continually inspired by the passion AT&T employees bring to efforts like these.
One Million Dollar Contribution From AT&T Will Connect San Francisco’s Underserved Youth To the Bay Area’s Global Tech Innovators, Expand Proven Program Nationwide
(3BL Media) San Francisco, CA - October 4, 2012 - Hydra Mendoza, San Francisco Mayor’s Education Advisor and Board of Education Commissioner, joined by Ken McNeely, President of AT&T-California, and Carmen Chu, Supervisor-District 4, announced the launch of Genesys Works in the Bay Area today at City Hall. The leaders were on hand to support the nationally recognized non-profit, which with a $1 million contribution from AT&T will increase learning opportunities for underrepresented high school seniors.
At AT&T, we’re all about raising the bar. In education, that means being part of a national movement to set big goals for improving student success. It’s an effort that starts locally, at the school around the corner or the community center down the street.
Will Take Gamedesk's Classroom-Proven Digital Gaming and Learning Technologies Nationwide. Program is Key Part of AT&T Aspire Initiative to Help Boost High School Graduation Rates.
(3BL Media) Dallas - May 17, 2012 - It’s time for a revolutionary change in the way we engage kids in learning. We have the ability to ignite excitement and improve student outcomes by tapping into the power of technology.