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    DonorsChoose.org and AT&T Want Teachers to Submit Tech Ideas That Help Students Tell Stories

    February 12, 2018 9:15 AM by Nicole Anderson

    A podcast that empowers students to deliver local news to their community. Technology to host a blog for elementary school English language learners and their families. A year-long mobile video documentary about the benefits of therapy dogs for students with special needs. 

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    Do You Know a Young Problem Solver? The AT&T and Imagination.org Inventor's Challenge is Back

    February 1, 2018 9:00 AM by Anne Wintroub

    Every year, we see new inventions that solve problems and entertain. 2017 brought us a smartphone with face recognition, an electric vehicle for the masses and a stress-relieving toy everyone from your 5-year-old to your grandmother was obsessed with, seemingly overnight.

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    Jobs for America’s Graduates and AT&T Team Up to Provide Academic and Career Training in 34 States

    November 29, 2017 1:09 PM by Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG)

    Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 2017 – Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) and AT&T are working together to help raise the high school graduation rate and support successful career pathways by expanding academic support and providing mentoring opportunities for underserved students. JAG has received a $3.5 million contribution from AT&T to allow the national non-profit to add new schools and/or expand existing programs through its 34 JAG State Affiliates with proven success records of keeping kids in school.

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    Roadie Recap: Balancing the STEM Equation

    November 15, 2017 3:37 PM by Roadtrip Nation

    Hopefully by now, you’ve heard all about our latest women in STEM-themed series, A Balanced Equation! But what you might not know is that behind the scenes, an awesome bunch of Roadtrip Nation roadies—Mimi, Jen, Kelsey, and Ellen—have been visiting schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, and STEM-focused organizations across the country, screening clips from the series for over 2,000 students and young adults.

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    New Resource for Educators Helps Kids Everywhere Advocate for Infinite Recess

    October 30, 2017 3:12 PM by 826 National

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Imagine a classroom of students in Tulsa, Oklahoma working together to write a persuasive essay to change their bedtime, raise their allowance, or increase their candy quota. A new, pay-what-you-wish, online platform, 826 Digital (826digital.com), will make this type of engaged and creative learning possible anywhere in the world when it launches on November 1. The teacher-facing platform will enable students everywhere to experience the transformative power of writing at a price all educators can afford.

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    AT&T and Girls Scouts Teach Kids the Power of Code

    October 5, 2017 4:30 PM by Nicole Anderson

    I loved being a Brownie. My mom was our troop leader, and it was fun to sing “Make new friends but keep the old” in a round.  I felt proud earning badges and wearing my uniform, and liked competing with the other girls in my troop on who could sell the most Girl Scout cookies. I now realize that these early lessons in setting goals, learning new skills and being part of a team helped prepare me for adulthood.  But I’ll admit that I’m envious of the badges girls can earn these days – coding and robotics!  These are critical STEM skills that are key to their future success.  

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    ‘Roadtrip Nation’ Announces the Premiere of ‘A Balanced Equation,’ a New Series Highlighting Women in STEM

    October 4, 2017 6:28 PM by Roadtrip Nation

    Roadtrip Nation, renowned for its New York Times best-selling career guide and award-winning documentary television series, announced today that a new documentary, “Roadtrip Nation Presents: A Balanced Equation,” will air on American Public Television stations nationally starting on September 1. Made possible by the support of AT&T, through its AT&T Aspire initiative, and distributed through KQED, “A Balanced Equation”—the fourteenth season of “Roadtrip Nation”—follows three young women on a cross-country journey as they meet and interview women who have built fulfilling careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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    AT&T, the City of Atlanta and Code for Atlanta Announce Winners of the Atlanta Civic Coding Competition (C3)

    September 15, 2017 11:15 AM by AT&T

    Competition Winners Use Technology Innovation to Offer Solutions for Atlanta’s Toughest Challenges #AtlantaSmarter

    ATLANTA, September 15, 2017 – AT&T*, in collaboration with the City of Atlanta and Code for Atlanta, today announced the winners of the Atlanta Civic Coding Competition (C3), which offered the public an opportunity to help solve some of Atlanta’s toughest challenges through an app challenge.

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    Khan Academy Launches First-Ever National Learnstorm Education Challenge

    September 12, 2017 8:45 AM by Khan Academy

    More than 10,000 teachers across all 50 states register for the nonprofit’s free online learning event to combat summer learning loss and start the school year strong

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017 – Khan Academy announces today the start of the first-ever national LearnStorm, a free, six-week online learning challenge for grades 3-12. 

    LearnStorm helps schools address the effects of summer learning loss and start the school year strong.

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    STEM-ing the Summer Slide

    June 13, 2017 12:53 PM by Anne Wintroub

    For me, summer means memories of warm stretched-out days at camp, popsicles for lunch, and reading for hours on end. Now that I’m the mother of a rising 4th grader in the information age, it means that and more – an opportunity for him to learn new skills and retain those he learned last year, so he doesn’t experience the “summer slide” that affects so many students. The summer slide is the loss of knowledge that kids experience when they take a break from their academic routines. For some families, it’s easy to combat the slide with incredible summer resources that are now available for kids to develop skills that complement classroom learning. My son will have a great summer – he’s climbing mountains and learning animation, studying streams and playing basketball. I’m jealous!

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