Enter the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, No Coding Experience Required

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The Verizon Innovative App Challenge, now in its third year, is once again calling on middle school and high school students to gather their teams, dream up ideas, and create concepts for mobile apps that could solve problems in their schools and communities.

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Avista Donation Supports A Bite to Go

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In Spokane, more than 24,000 children are growing up hungry. Area schools have noted that children who are hungry are more likely to be aggressive, hyperactive and exhibit behavior problems that make learning difficult.

Fox Searchlight's '12 Years a Slave' Will Be Taught in U.S. High Schools


Through a partnership with the National School Boards Association, New Regency, and Penguin Books, Fox Searchlight announced this week that it will distribute copies of 12 Years a Slave, winner of Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards, to public high schools around the U.S. Director Steve McQueen and television personality Montel Williams organized the initiative as a way of educating young people about the "brutal truths" of American history.

The Missing Gallup Question: How Are Schools Using Technology?


The release of the 46th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools reveals a high level of public engagement in the issues surrounding public education. Americans are demonstrating greater levels of immersion and increased awareness of efforts to transform learning and teaching, such as Common Core, charter schools and assessment.

Safeway and The Safeway Foundation Support Local Schools

Over $300 million given through the eScrip program since 1999

Together with our customers we’ve given over $300 million to local schools through the eScrip program since 1999. Thank you to customers who participated in the program so far. We are making a real impact in our communities.

We encourage all our shoppers to take part in eScrip.  You can activate donations to the school of your choice simply by shopping at Safeway. Just join the eScrip program, and a percentage of your qualifying Safeway Club Card purchases goes to the school you have designated.

21st Century Fox Launches Ghetto Film School in Los Angeles


As part of its annual Philanthropy Issue, The Hollywood Reporter featured 21st Century Fox's partnership with the Ghetto Film School as one of several initiatives that are "shaking up the ways Hollywood thinks about giving back." For the past 14 years, the Ghetto Film School has operated as a New York-based nonprofit that teaches filmmaking to young people from traditionally low-income neighborhoods.

Verizon Invests in ConnectED


July 10, 2014

by Rose Stuckey Kirk

Rose Stuckey Kirk is President of the Verizon Foundation and Vice President of Global Corporate Citizenship at Verizon

CITGO Launches Second Annual Fueling Education Promotion to Help Teachers and Schools

Eighty-Four Educators to Receive $1,000 in School Supplies
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HOUSTON, July 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Helping teachers and students succeed in the classroom is the foundation of the CITGO Fueling Education Promotion, a program that offers teachers, student teachers and PTA/PTO members a chance to win $1,000 in school supplies for their classrooms. Now through October 19, 2014, eligible K-12 public school educators can visit the Fueling Good Facebook page to register. Seven winners will be randomly selected each week during the 12-week campaign to receive $1,000 in school supplies from National School Supplies. 

Johnson Controls Integrates Technology to Create Smart Learning Environment for Mississippi Students

Johnson Controls helps Oxford School District reduce energy costs by $6 million to fund connection of education and building systems
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MILWAUKEE, April 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – High school students in Oxford, Miss. now take their seats in a high-tech, energy efficient school created in partnership with Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building, and energy storage industries. Oxford School District used money saved from energy efficiency upgrades to fund an integrated technology environment where building systems communicate with learning tools to improve the safety, productivity and comfort of students and teachers.

Most Schools Meet New USDA Drinking Water Mandate; More Steps Needed to Encourage Consumption

According to New Study Published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Philadelphia, PA, April 9, 2014 /3BL Media/– A new USDA mandate calling for access to free drinking water during lunchtime at schools participating in the National School Lunch Program went into effect at the start of the 2011-12 school year. Researchers from the University of Michigan and University of Illinois at Chicago examined compliance with the new requirement as well as perceptions about drinking fountain cleanliness and water quality.


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