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Good Broadband for Everyone

By Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware
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Since the pandemic hit and millions of us retreated to our homes, the situation has cast a bright spotlight on the problem of ubiquitous broadband. Access to the Internet is now more essential than owning a car for many of us, yet an estimated 40 million in the U.S. currently lack high-speed Internet. Large swaths of rural America – not connected. Underserved urban populations – not connected.

Introducing Cisco's Educator Resource Center

Meet Cisco’s hub for free curriculum, virtual field trips, and resources for in-person, virtual, and hybrid learning.
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Autumn is considered back-to-school time in the United States and other parts of the world. But this year, the return to the classroom looks dramatically different than ever before. 

Happy World Teachers' Day

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein.
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Happy World Teachers’ Day! Today, and every day, we celebrate this critical and essential profession. Held annually on October 5th since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. To the millions of teachers around the world who work tirelessly for the growth of future generations, we thank you!

Comcast NBCUniversal, BUILD.org Partner on Digital Curriculum for Under-Resourced Students

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, September 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - BUILD and Comcast NBCUniversal are introducing a new virtual digital curriculum to help teachers and out of school providers as students struggle to adapt to remote learning across the country.

More Charlotte Students Gain Access to Remote Learning Thanks to $25,000 in Hot Spots from Piedmont Natural Gas

Summary: 
  • Donation will pay for 12 months of wireless internet service via mobile hot spots.
  • As many as 16,000 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students are in need of a reliable internet connection for remote learning.
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  • Donation will pay for 12 months of wireless internet service via mobile hot spots.
  • As many as 16,000 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students are in need of a reliable internet connection for remote learning.

Ambridge Area School District and Comcast Announce Partnership to Provide Free Internet Access to Students

Press Release

PITTSBURGH, September 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Ambridge Area School District has partnered with Comcast to provide 13 months of high-speed internet access through Comcast’s Internet Essentials Partnership Program to eligible families served by the school district.

Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ Educators Engage Remote Students With Hands-On STEM Activities in Connected Learning Environment

By Dr. Gloria Bañuelos, Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab Head
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August and September are traditionally back-to-school months, but this school year looks vastly different. Without nationwide rules and regulations for schools reopening (or not), there are many unanswered questions. When will virtual class start and end each day? What platforms will be used? What devices and technology are needed for successful teaching and learning? What resources will schools provide? Last-minute decisions and lack of agreement perpetuates frustration and confusion.

FCA Foundation Bridges Digital Divide for Detroit Students

By Kevin Frazier
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The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has joined a coalition of Detroit’s leading businesses and philanthropic organizations that is investing $23 million in a program to bridge the digital divide for 51,000 Detroit students. The program, called Connected Futures, will place a computer tablet with high-speed LTE internet connectivity, along with technical support, into the hands of every Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) K-12 student. 

2020 Back to School Month: The Need to Support Students is Greater Than Ever This Year

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Heading "Back to school" is not business as usual this year. While many schools are starting the school year 100% remote (for at least the first few weeks or months), others are taking a hybrid approach by offering some virtual learning days coupled with a few days a week of onsite/in-person learning. 

Education Today: Exploring the Digital Vortex

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Join us for the second part of our new two-part blog series from #EducationNow on the Digital Vortex from Ronaldo Mota, a member of the Brazilian Academy of Education. Don’t miss the first installment in the series, Education Then: Entering the Digital Vortex.

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