Dallas, TX, September 2, 2015 — AT&T is kick starting the 2015-2016 school year with $20 million in contributions to education organizations through its AT&T Aspire program. Students and teachers in more than 26 states will benefit. This back to school investment is just one of the ways that AT&T is using the power of its network to build a better tomorrow.Read More »
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Everyone benefits from a better-educated nation. How can we achieve it? If you’re a data expert, we’re challenging you: Experiment with public data sets and demonstrate insights that will help boost graduation rates.
“Data for Diplomas” is a DevPost contest that kicks off today with $40,000 in prizes and the support of AT&T as part of AT&T Aspire and GradNation. Individuals and groups are encouraged to produce a data driven app or data visualization that is creative, original and will positively impact high school graduation rates.
Around the country, teachers are sharpening pencils, decorating classrooms and planning lessons. Many of them are also charging their laptops and tablets, ready to download new apps and tools for the upcoming school year. The possibilities are endless, but what do all these tools do?Read More »
In the 2014-2015 school-year, more than 275,000 students participated in the Junior Achievement Europe Company Program. Participants learn to run a company from top to bottom, including creating the company and marketing their real products and services. The success of the program is largely due to the wide support from business volunteers, who act as mentors, offering expert advice to the students.Read More »
The Internet has become an integral part of most of our lives. In the summer, we use apps to check the weather, buy outdoor concert tickets and post vacation videos and photos. Getting online has become second nature, and we often don’t think twice, as our fingers tap and swipe. But believe it or not, this worry-free existence is not the norm for everyone. Consider these findings:Read More »
Another Pride Season is coming to a close. As I look back I’m moved by the momentous year this has been for the LGBT community. SCOTUS brought a historic ruling on marriage equality to the history books by legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the United States.Read More »
Hear from last year’s winner Kyle Smith to get the inside scoop.
Last year at the Internet of Things (IoT) Evolution conference in Las Vegas, 13 year old Kyle Smith stepped up to the plate to pitch his Internet of Things idea. He was the youngest participant by 17 years in AT&T’s IoT Fast Pitch competition, but he was well prepared to sell his idea to the judges.Read More »
Like many of my classmates, I spent this summer interning. And like many of those same classmates, and plenty of others in my generation, I felt it was important to find an internship that would allow me the opportunity to do more than just sit at a desk all summer. When I walked into AT&T on my first day, I had no idea I would be given that opportunity when I joined the community engagement team.Read More »
As a tech mom of a 14-year-old daughter, I'm innately aware of the importance of getting more girls involved in STEM. My daughter's always been bright, curious and interested in science. But she also faces peer pressure that challenges and tests her from time to time.Read More »
The Hispanic population in our country has made huge strides, but this community still faces challenges to access quality education and jobs. This challenge is a top concern of mine, but I am confident the technology available today can play a big part in helping more Latinos access the educational and professional tools they need to succeed.Read More »