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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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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Join us for an interactive and intergenerational workshop for children ages 7 and up and their grownups.  Join this family program to honor and remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his vision for racial and economic justice and peace. Dive into the stories of Civil Rights activists in New York, including Ella Baker, Bayard Rustin, and Malcolm X, and explore Dr.

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Women@Dior: Dior shares insights from four inspiring leaders for Women Leadership & Sustainability Education Program

Since the creation of its Women@Dior mentoring program in 2017, Dior has coached and encouraged thousands of young women in 25 countries. This year the couture house has called on inspiring leaders to share insights for the launch of the Women Leadership & Sustainability Education Program. This new component in Dior’s international mentoring initiative is dedicated to gender equality and women’s leadership for

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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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Hash Code 2021 is going virtual

Hash Code, Google’s flagship team programming competition, is back…and fully virtual. Join developers around the world as they grow their coding skills and work to optimize real Google engineering problems.  Registration is open now — and whether you’re just starting your coding journey or consider yourself a programming expert, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about Hash Code 2021:

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LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers launches 8th edition including online semi-final round

Each year since its creation in 2013, the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers celebrates young designers from around the world. This initiative is part of LVMH’s extensive corporate philanthropy program. Designers can now enter the competition for the 8th edition of the prize, applying online at lvmhprize.com from January 11 to February 21, 2021. The 2021 LVMH Prize is

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Apple launches major new Racial Equity and Justice Initiative projects to challenge systemic racism, advance racial equity nationwide

Commitments build on Apple’s $100 million pledge and include a first-of-its-kind education hub for HBCUs and an Apple Developer Academy in Detroit Apple today announced a set of major new projects as part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) to help dismantle systemic barriers to opportunity and combat injustices faced by communities of color. These forward-looking

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