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KXAN-TV

Stassy Olmos

9 November 2020

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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In Nashville, school officials quickly found out that English Learner families were technologically falling behind and not logging into class. The school district decided to help families by creating 10 in-person tech...

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Ellen Endo

1 October 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Senior citizens in Los Angeles are coping with isolation during these times of social distancing by learning how to use technology that will connect them to their loved ones. Technology training specifically geared to...

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Kristi Eaton

25 August 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The city of Detroit is offering business services to entrepreneurs who want to bring their business online in the aftermath of the pandemic. Digital Detroit is the name of the program offering content creation and web...

The Hechinger Report

Gail Robinson

10 May 2020

New York, United States

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Students in the Mineola school district had a head start when schools around the country switched to online classes as a result of the coronavirus? Since 2017, students as young as kindergarteners have been learning t...

PBS NewsHour

Christopher Livesay

Melanie Saltzman

2 February 2020

Beirut, Lebanon

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5-15 Minutes

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Training refugees in digital skills provides them with a path toward self sufficiency. A pilot program developed with the UN World Food Program and the American University in Beirut offers computer literacy and Englis...

NPR

Elissa Nadworny

6 May 2019

San Bernardino, California, United States

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For people reentering society after prison, the Reentry Initiative offers them the services and support they need. The program, housed at California State San Bernardino, provides former inmates the tools they need to...

FastCompany

Harry McCracken

19 March 2019

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

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JamieSue Goodman, an employee at Google, was part of the team that developed an Applied Digital Skills curriculum that teaches students how to use technology to accomplish real-world tasks. Available for educators wor...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Alyssa Biederman

20 February 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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School districts can help students qualify for high-tech careers, regardless of their zip code, through investments in networking and mentoring. Coded by Kids was founded in Philadelphia in 2014 to teach underprivileg...

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Donna Liu

30 January 2019

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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An organization in New Jersey called Hopeworks combines trauma-informed practices with career and life-readiness skill-learning. Teens who enter the program are equipped with a team of mentors (academic and life) to h...

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Audrey F. Henderson

9 January 2019

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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Successful public private collaborations promote civic innovations that add value to communities. Programs that bring together nonprofits, tech start-ups, universities, and city leaders are helping Birmingham, Alabama...

Politico

Janosch Delcker

2 January 2019

Helinski, Finland

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The government of Finland is positioning its country as the leader in practical applications of Artificial Intelligence technology by providing its citizens with a free course. Recognizing the potential in AI technolo...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

6 December 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Most prisoners don’t have access to computer, in order to bridge the digital divide the Prisoner Reentry Institute is offering a free course called Tech 101 to former prisoners who served long sentences. People are ta...

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Homa Bash

5 December 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Since launching in October, PCs for People have collected, refurbished, and distributed at an affordable cost to hundreds of people. They have also distributed hot spots to libraries for patrons to check out.

Christian Science Monitor

Elena Weissmann

9 November 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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At a Boston high school, a targeted approach to attract a diverse student body to computer science courses is showing signs of success. By implementing a "computer science-heavy curriculum," and applying the technolog...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

18 October 2018

United States

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As more states have added computer science courses to required education standards, teachers are taking creative approaches to integrating computer science into traditional subjects such as music and social studies. “...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

11 October 2018

Havre, Montana, United States

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A coalition of philanthropic and professional development organizations are partnering with a rural Montana school district to provide donated hardware and software and professional development training. By developing...

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Siobhan McKenna

21 September 2018

London, England

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In London, the residents who have never accessed the internet are disproportionately disabled, elderly, or otherwise marginalized but a new approach by the Mayor's office, supported by results from pilot programs in t...

The Atlantic

Alexis C. Madrigal

29 August 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Building on the Last Mile program that teaches inmates to code in some California prisons, Slack launched an apprenticeship program for the formerly incarcerated. It's a small initiative compared to the vast need, but...

Voice of America (VOA)

Deana Mitchell

31 July 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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When tech giants began opening offices in one San Francisco neighborhood without finding local talent, a formerly homeless community leader stepped in. He created Code Tenderloin, a six week coding bootcamp that provi...

Yes! Magazine

Miles Schneiderman

28 June 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Teaching people about the harmful impacts of social media and tech addiction are a crucial first step in mitigating its consequences. The Center for Human Technology (CHT) has partnered with Common Sense Media to laun...

Hour Detroit

Dorothy Hernandez

1 March 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Equitable Internet Initiative (EII) is transforming community organizers into “digital stewards” who are literally building out internet connection in their communities. In Detroit, where 40% of residents don’t ha...

The GroundTruth Project

Kevin Douglas Grant

12 December 2017

Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

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While many areas in Kentucky become increasingly less dependent on the coal industry, the state is looking for new ways to add jobs to the economy. SOAR, or Shaping Our Appalachian Region, is working to create jobs lo...

Fortune

Vivienne Walt

27 April 2017

Estonia

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Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the small outpost of Estonia has reinvented itself as the world’s digital pioneer. Everything from paying taxes to establishing companies is done online and takes minutes. Lawma...

Christian Science Monitor

Kyle Spencer

25 January 2017

Greeley, Colorado, United States

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As technology continues to play an ever increasing role in education - and subsequently, job opportunities - many rural towns with limited resources are struggling to provide their students, particularly those from lo...

Forbes

Devin Thorpe

24 August 2016

United States

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Microsoft and Boys and Girls Clubs of America are partnering to expand access to computer science education. A pilot program in 25 clubs across the country exposed 1,000 kids and teens to the first two levels of a fou...

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