Amazon funds computer science program, donates $30K in school supplies

Hamilton County Schools’ latest partnership with Amazon will benefit tens of thousands of students, officials said.

The American multinational technology company plans to fund a computer science initiative — influencing more than 21,700 Hamilton County students in 42 elementary schools as part of its Amazon Future Engineer program. Amazon is also working with BootUp , a nonprofit professional development provider helping teachers bridge the equity skill gaps among the students.

The company’s commitment to the school district is part of a $50 million nationwide investment towards STEM education, primarily through the program. The area campuses will join more than 60 high schools and more than 80 elementary schools already participating in the program statewide.

Through a news release, Hamilton County Superintendent Bryan Johnson said the partnership will help the district reach one of its goals of students being prepared for success after graduation. The objective is part of the district’s

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Charter Communications donates $20,000 to Red Bird Mission School

CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – As virtual learning continues, the need for laptops is at an all time high.

Friday, Senate President Robert Stivers visited Red Bird Mission School along with representatives from Charter Communications.

Officials with the school gave Stivers an inside look at the virtual classroom.

“Other than some technological glitches they said it was going well. They felt the quantity and the quality was not diminished,” said Stivers.

Before the school year, Senator Stivers met with Red Bird officials about the needs for the school year. After hearing the needs, he reached out to Charter Communications to see if they could help.

“Just talking through it and understand how the schools needs were unfolding created an opportunity for a broader view of how to assist instead of just laptops,” said Marva Johnson, the group vice president for state government affairs for Charter Communications.

Friday, Charter Communications donated

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Tufts Health Plan donates school supplies – News – Watertown TAB

With students and families facing new learning environments, Watertown-based Tufts Health Plan has teamed with area nonprofits to provide children with essential back-to-school items including Chromebooks for those in remote or hybrid learning environments, accessible Wi-Fi connections in remote areas and traditional school items, such as backpacks.

“While school looks different this fall, the need for school supplies remains, especially as many families grapple to meet basic needs,” said Tom Croswell, president and CEO of Tufts Health Plan. “We hope these supplies and donations contribute in some small way to students’ success this school year.”

In total, 17 organizations throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut received funding and supplies from Tufts Health Plan as part of the organization’s efforts to address common barriers many children and families face. In addition to company donations, more than 100

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Ford donates 240 engines to support skills development, training in technical schools

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has launched a far-reaching engine donation programme to support skills development and training at technical high schools across the country.

As part of the programme, the vehicle manufacturer is donating 240 engines, valued at R7.8-million, as part of its reaffirmation of its commitment to empowering South Africa’s youth.

FMCSA has partnered with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to supply the engines to technical high schools across the country, with the aim of promoting technical skills development and training in the automotive sphere.

The engines are assembled at Ford’s Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth, which currently operates two engine programmes: the new-generation 2.0 Bi-Turbo and 2.0 Single Turbo engine family, as well as the established 2.2 and 3.2-litre Duratorq TDCi units.

These engines are produced for the domestic market and export customers around the world and are used in a variety of

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