Eight Student Teams Win ‘Best in Nation’ in National Verizon Innovative App Challenge

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NEW YORK, February 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Eight teams of middle school and high school students across the country learned today that they are the Best in Nation winners of the third Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Their apps tackle formidable societal challenges such as teen suicide, dyslexia, unsafe driving and global warming.

Wish Kid Aydin: "I wish to be a singer"

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In anticipation of Halloween, adults and children alike ask themselves: “What do I want to be?” When Make-A-Wish® volunteers met with 7-year-old Aydin to learn what her one true wish would be, she asked herself the same question; and the answer was immediately clear. More than anything, Aydin wanted to be a singer.

GSK Helps Build a Playground in a Day

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Rome wasn't built in a day – but a new playground was! More than 200 volunteers from GSK and the community joined forces with KaBOOM! to give Philadelphia kids a new playground at North Light Community Center. Top-performing GSK employees earned the day to help build healthy communities outside their normal job.

Creature Adventurer Chris Kratt

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If you have or even know any kids between the ages of 4 and 16, you may have heard of this week’s guest. Today on Sea Change Radio we are talking with a luminary of children’s television, Chris Kratt. Along with his brother Martin Kratt, Chris writes, produces and stars in two very popular kids’ programs on public television: Zoboomafoo and Wild Kratts.

Magnets and Kids: A Dangerous Duo

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Cincinnati, OH, May 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Magnet ingestions by children have received increasing attention over the past 10 years. With the growing availability of new and stronger neodymium-iron-boron magnets being sold as “toys,” there has been an increase of cases of ingestion, resulting in serious injury and, in some cases, death. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers studied the trends of magnetic ingestions at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Canada’s largest children’s hospital.

New National Research Indicates Teacher Professional Development Program to Integrate Mobile Technology May Have Positive Impact on Students’ Standardized Math Test Scores

Verizon, the Program’s Creator, and its partner, International Society for Technology in Education, to Launch Verizon Mobile Learning Academy to Train More Teachers Nationwide
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NEW CARROLLTON, Md., April 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – New national research indicates that training teachers to integrate mobile technology into instruction may have a positive effect on students’ standardized test scores and academic achievement.

Big Data, Little Kids, and the Parents in Between


Below is an excerpt from a guest for VentureBeat on April 8, 2014.  The full post can be found @

From the moment our kids are born, a digital paper trail on them begins. It starts with a record of their birth, progresses to immunizations and growth charts, grades and school performance, and now includes information collected from websites, apps and beyond.

New Survey Shows Gravity Of A Growing, Global Parental Concern: Kids Aren’t Spending Enough Time In Nature

In the U.S., lack of time outdoors is as concerning as bullying, obesity and education; and seen as an important issue to address
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ARLINGTON, Va., April 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Nature Conservancy released the results of the first global survey to capture not only how much time kids spend outside, but also parents’ perspectives on the importance and benefits of time spent in nature.

The survey, funded by Disney, included parents of children between the ages of three and 18 in the U.S., Brazil, China, France and Hong Kong and revealed the following:

USA Track & Field Announces Partnership with Hershey Through 2020

Partnership expands opportunities to give kids the fundamentals
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ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — USA Track & Field (USATF) and The Hershey Company today announced the launch of a national youth activity initiative as part of a new, seven-year partnership that features “Run Jump Throw,”an educational and learning program developed by USATF and Hershey.

Aramark Inspires Kids Across the Globe to Live Healthier Lives

Employees contribute expertise and passion for serving others on Global Volunteer Day
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Philadelphia, PA, March 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Focused on improving the health and wellness of children around the world, thousands of Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) employees will rally together on March 19 for the first-annual Global Volunteer Day, an extension of the company’s ongoing commitment to empower people to live healthier lives.


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