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Lockheed Martin Wins 2016 Best Commitment to Education Corporate Citizenship Award from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

November 22, 2016

Lockheed Martin, in recognition of its STEM initiatives, has won the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Award for the 2016 Best Commitment to Education. For the past 17 years, the Corporate Citizenship Award has showcased how businesses make the world a better place through innovation, expertise, efficiency, capital, and collaboration.

How Has Technology Improved Education?

November 21, 2016

Teaching and learning have taken on a whole new dimension due to the major impact of technology in schools. Teachers now have a medium to communicate effectively with one another and share ideas to better their teaching skills. They now have a pool of endless resources they can utilize to offer students the assistance they need to develop their ability and advance.

Trump meets with school reformer, Democrat Michelle Rhee

November 21, 2016

Rhee was hired to lead D.C. schools under Democratic Mayor Adrian Fenty, who gave her essentially unprecedented autonomy to change the costly and under-performing city’s school system. Known as a visionary education reformer, Rhee shot to national prominence after her picture appeared on the Dec. 2008 cover of Time magazine next to the headline “How to Fix America’s Schools.”

Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom for computing advances

November 20, 2016

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, who died in 1992 and thus is awarded the medal posthumously, was a major figure in the development of fundamental computing systems. She worked on some of the earliest computers ever made, like the Mark I, programming and performing research alongside the likes of Howard Aiken and John von Neumann.

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