Category Archives: Education

Amazon teams up with Pharrell and Georgia Tech to launch a new music remix competition

“Your Voice is Power” experience encourages students to use music and computer science as tools to advance racial equity. Amazon and the Georgia Institute of Technology announced a new educational collaboration with Pharrell Williams and his education equity nonprofit YELLOW, called “Your Voice is Power.” The experience includes five teaching modules with lesson plans that teach coding while kick-starting meaningful conversations among middle

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Apple Distinguished Educator Mike Lang draws blueprint for change in Las Vegas

Neon signs are not the only things shining bright in Las Vegas. Mike Lang, technology instructor at Clark County School District’s Laura Dearing Elementary School on the East Side of Las Vegas, is putting the spotlight on his students as civic servants and activists in their local community. “My hope for all my students is that they see and consider

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Scientists Discover New “Spectacular Bat” From West Africa

A group of scientists led by the American Museum of Natural History and Bat Conservation International have discovered a new species of a striking orange and black bat in a mountain range in West Africa. The species, which the researchers expect is likely critically endangered, underscores the importance of sub-Saharan “sky islands” to bat diversity. The species is described today

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NBCUniversal News Group Launches NBCU Academy, Offering On-Campus Training and Education to Universities and Community Colleges Across The Country

NBCUniversal News Group launched NBCU Academy, a new, innovative, multiplatform journalism training and development program for four-year university and community college students through education, on-campus training and online programming. The initiative includes a curated onsite curriculum for hands-on learning experience with world-class NBCU News Group journalists, funding for accredited journalism programs and scholarships. In keeping with Comcast NBCUniversal and NBCU

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Let’s Set An Amazing Education Record This School Choice Week

(NewsUSA) – Did you ever thumb through the Guinness Book of World Records as a kid, awed by the amazing feats? This year, families can help set records in ways that may not make headlines, but will make a difference. This January 24-30, families and educators will participate in America’s largest annual celebration of K-12 school choices. During National School

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The Scientist Is In: Meteorites

What happens when space stuff hits the Earth? Join Steven Jaret, visiting scientist in the Museum’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, for an exciting family-friendly course on crashing objects. From space dust to meteor showers and extinction-level meteorites, explore how the 30 tons of material that lands on Earth every day impact our planet and those who inhabit it. How

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Year in Review with Neil deGrasse Tyson

What’s new in the universe? The popular annual news roundup from the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson is back, and this time, you can join from your couch! Find out what’s new in the cosmos as Tyson, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, reviews top stories from 2020, including notable commercial space launches, missions to Mars, visits to asteroids,

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The Civil Rights Movement in NYC Student Workshop (Grades 4–6) and (Grades 7-12)

Join us for an interactive student workshop for grades 4–6. When: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 10:00am, Price: Free; advanced registration required, Register Join us for an interactive student workshop for grades 7–12. When: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 1:00pm, Price: Free; advanced registration required, Register Explore New York City’s role in the Civil Rights Movement and discover the importance of youth action in the 1964

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