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Verizon Innovative Learning Expands to 100 New Schools

By: Bernadette Brijlall
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NEW YORK, January 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) celebrates the International Day of Education, honoring education as humanity’s greatest renewable resource and celebrating the role of equitable education in empowering people, preserving the planet, building prosperity and fostering peace.

Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at How and Why LabXchange Was Created

A Q&A with Dr. Robert Lue, the researcher who led development of the innovative laboratory platform
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Introducing LabXchange. Developed by the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences and funded through the Amgen Foundation, this free online science education platform allows users to personalize science education using virtual experiments, lab equipment simulations and the ability to create and share learning pathways with fellow users around the globe.

Tragedy to Triumph: How T-Mobile’s Tuition Assistance Program Helped One Employee Regain Confidence and Earn an MBA

A key company benefit gave Team of Experts rep Qadirah Bridgeman the boost she needed to fulfill a dream.
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By Jason Adams

Qadirah Bridgeman has long had a passion for higher learning. After she graduated college with a B.S. in political studies from Adelphi University, she won a summer fellowship in public policy at Harvard.

At 22, she was well on her way to law school and fulfilling her dream of becoming a lawyer.

And then, as it so often does, life intervened. “I got pregnant and started my family,” she says now. “I realized how important it was for me to be there for them.” Which meant putting her own dream on hold, to help create new ones for her children.

The American Heart Association, the National Football League and Discovery Education Team up to Take Students on a Virtual Field Trip

The NFL PLAY 60 Huddle Up and Get Moving! Virtual Field Trip transports students to Super Bowl LIV while getting hearts pumping in classrooms nationwide.
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SILVER SPRING, Md., January 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Getting active for 60 minutes a day is critical as kids who are regularly active have a better chance of a healthy adulthood, but only 20% of kids get enough activity to meet the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans[1].

Wells Fargo, Scholarship America Call for Veterans Seeking Scholarships, Grants

Applications accepted through Feb. 28, 2020
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SAN FRANCISCO, January 23, 2020 /3BL Media/Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:  WFC) and Scholarship America seek applicants for the 2020–21 Veteran Scholarship and Emergency Grant Programs. Wells Fargo is committed to assisting veterans and spouses of veterans with disabilities succeed in getting the education they need for the careers of their choice.

How PNC and Sesame Workshop Help Children Grow Up Great

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At first blush, it seemed like an odd match. What could a financial company possibly have in common with the makers of Sesame Street? At least that’s what ran through the minds at Sesame Workshop when PNC approached the nonprofit organization 15 years ago. What we had in common was this: early childhood education. PNC employees overwhelmingly chose children and education as the focus for long-term philanthropic investment. Research led the company to early childhood education, and turning to a leading expert in the field was the perfect place to start.

Microsoft and T-Mobile Hope to Tackle Broadband Gap With Free 4G Plans for US Schools

By Darren Allan
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Microsoft is partnering up with T-Mobile to provide free 4G LTE coverage to help out schoolchildren in underserved or rural areas where broadband isn’t available in the US, and as part of a drive to push its ‘Connected PCs’ in education markets in general (with two such fresh devices being introduced).

Subaru of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Announce the 2020 AAAS/Subaru Book SB&F Prize Winners

Subaru Celebrates Outstanding Science Writing and Illustration for Children and Young Adults Through the “Subaru Loves Learning” Initiative
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CAMDEN, N.J., January 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ -  Today, Subaru of America, Inc., along with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), announced the winners of the 2020 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books.

The Third Era of ESG Investment Integration

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As the 2020 ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) season begins, we appear to be entering the third era of ESG investment integration.

The first generation of ESG investors used data on topics such as product involvement (alcohol, tobacco, gambling) or business practices (anti-union, involvement in Burma) to screen out “bad” companies.  These investors often relied on a single data provider and simple guidelines (e.g., <5% of revenue is OK, more than 5% of revenue is bad).

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