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How this Drexel program is strengthening the region’s STEM pipeline access

Aug. 24, 2015 10:14 am

How this Drexel program is strengthening the region’s STEM pipeline

We visit REThink, which places local teachers in research labs over the summer. It's one way to fight the “unthinkable” lack of computer science education in U.S. schools.
Why this Philly private school just bought Chromebooks for all its students access

Aug. 18, 2015 10:34 am

Why this Philly private school just bought Chromebooks for all its students

After a two-year exploratory period, St. Joseph's Prep decided on Chromebooks for its laptop rollout. The school is charging parents an annual fee of $185 to support the initiative.
The Flatiron School ran a dev camp for teens out on the Main Line dev

Aug. 5, 2015 11:33 am

The Flatiron School ran a dev camp for teens out on the Main Line

At the pricey, two-week camp, the teens, as young as 13, learned the same curriculum as Flatiron's adult students.
How TechGirlz’s Tech Entrepreneur Camp showed the importance of community access

Jul. 30, 2015 8:29 am

How TechGirlz’s Tech Entrepreneur Camp showed the importance of community

Six groups of middle school girls spent a week learning about tech entrepreneurship and preparing for a pitch event. Here's how mentors and other community members are helping TechGirlz grow.
Why you might visit this website while drinking at a bar (and why it matters) civic

May. 19, 2015 8:27 am

Why you might visit this website while drinking at a bar (and why it matters)

A Young Involved Philadelphia and Code for Philly collabo wants to encourage more millennial civic engagement.
Scholly gets major boost from nonprofit launched by Obama access

May. 8, 2015 7:34 am

Scholly gets major boost from nonprofit launched by Obama

As a young black man who grew up in a low-income household, Scholly CEO Chris Gray said the partnership with the My Brother's Keeper Alliance is especially important to him.
TechGirlz piloting open-source curriculum: ‘TechShopz in a Box’ access

Apr. 29, 2015 12:11 pm

TechGirlz piloting open-source curriculum: ‘TechShopz in a Box’

The nonprofit is sharing templates of its in-person tech education programs for free, in hopes of getting more young girls interested in tech.
Evaluating the city’s STEM mentoring pilot civic

Apr. 28, 2015 10:27 am

Evaluating the city’s STEM mentoring pilot

The Office of Innovation & Technology's Andrew Buss offers three ways Philadelphia's pilot of the US2020 program was a success.
Empowering Philadelphia’s families and innovators through the Internet access

Apr. 23, 2015 7:32 am

Empowering Philadelphia’s families and innovators through the Internet

Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen makes the case for the company's Internet Essentials program — and offers ways you can help diminish the digital divide.
8 cool projects from the #PTW15 edition of Philly EdTech Meetup access

Apr. 21, 2015 1:36 pm

8 cool projects from the #PTW15 edition of Philly EdTech Meetup

Teachers and entrepreneurs gathered at Oxford Mills to discuss the latest in education technology.

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