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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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    Introducing the 2017 AT&T Aspire Accelerator Class

    May 4, 2017 7:00 AM by Anne Wintroub

    “How can I help students in new and lasting ways?” That’s a question all innovators in education ask… daily.

    “How can the program, platform or product I’m working on make a difference in learners’ lives? Does it connect teachers to new, untapped resources? Does it help engage caregivers in a child’s learning? Does it allow students to see things in a different light? Does it help?

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    Gaming Philanthropy: How Sports Fans are Driving Social Good

    April 13, 2017 10:48 AM by Steve Hahn

    Competition might be the spice of sports, but it’s good for charitable organizations, too. Brackets For Good aims to turn nonprofit fundraising on its ear through the concept of gamification. By tapping into the competitive spirits of “fan-lanthropists,” Brackets For Good provides charities with an innovative platform to raise funds, drum up excitement for their organizations and reach new audiences.

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    AT&T's Diverse Mentoring Relationships Accelerate Employee Engagement

    April 7, 2017 10:52 AM by Dan Horgan

    According to a 2015 Gallup report that includes data from over 80,000 employee interviews, employee engagement has been flat since 2000. In 2015, only 32% of employees reported being engaged at work while 50.8% reported not being engaged and 17.2% reported being actively disengaged.  Additional research is starting to show a correlation with corporate responsibility and sustainability programming as evidenced by the data reported at Project ROI. They have reported seeing an increase in employee engagement by up to 7.5% because of corporate responsibility programming.

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