By Michelle Brown, founder & CEO of CommonLit, 2016 AT&T Aspire Accelerator member
In the spring of 2016, CommonLit.org was a collection of about 100 individual PDF reading lessons that English teachers could download and use with their students. Despite its humble start, I had a big vision.
I came to the AT&T Aspire team with a simple pitch: Create the best reading and writing program in America and make it available for free so that even the most vulnerable students could access it online.
With 100 years of innovation experience behind them, Boeing is looking ahead to the next 100 years of aerospace visionaries with their 100 Days of Learning campaign. The 100 Days campaign includes a wide range of resources to engage students, via teachers and parents, in STEM education.
“I created this app in a weekend.” “I used several of AT&T’s APIs.” “I coded in C++.” “I used Linux.”
Along with tables filled with empty Red Bull cans and people in pink onesies, those are just parts of conversations we heard this past weekend at the 2016 AT&T Developers Summit and Hackathon held in Las Vegas prior to International CES. To those who are not hackers (like us), the experience was definitely intriguing.
Pioneers lay the roads for those who follow to walk on. ~ Unknown
Though the Amgen Biotech Experience now reaches more than 60,000 students and hundreds of teachers each year, the program had humble beginnings. It all started with a group of scientists and teachers who had a passion for sharing their knowledge with students.
Digital device learning, often called 1-to-1 computing or a "smart classroom," is not some faraway abstraction or revolutionary concept in education. In fact, thanks to grants and state-subsidized funding, an increasing number of school districts nationwide are securing electronic devices such as personal computers, remote accessible software and even handheld tablets for their students from such electronic giants as Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In keeping with its tradition of supporting community schools, Ecolab Inc. has awarded $912,000 in grants to K-12 teachers through the Ecolab Foundation's 2013 Visions for Learning grant program, a 22 percent increase from 2012's $710,000 in grants to teachers.
This post was written by Rita Gorenberg, PR manager for Clorox.
Clorox® is committed to supporting healthy, vibrant communities through illness prevention and promoting education, among other efforts. This fall Clorox is doing its part to ensure that classrooms, where our kids spend most of their day during the school year, are healthy environments.