backpack, The World’s First Personal Education Record(TM), Secures Angel Round | News

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With the world going nearly completely virtual over these past few months, it has become a vital time for tech and start-up companies to shine, especially in the education sector. With many schools (colleges/universities included!) opting for remote learning, we need tech support for education now more than ever. backpack, LLC is a tech-enabled company designed as an online storage solution for academics and extracurricular information. This month, the team is excited to announce the successful landing of capital infusion from angel investors. The funding will be used to expand the functionality and enhance the user experience of the app, thereby further supporting parents, teachers, and students with successful digital storage solutions for all their academic information.

The new investment round will enable backpack to build upon its position as the first Personal Education Record™ in the world. backpack empowers parents and

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Worlds of Influence: Understanding What Shapes Child Well-being in Rich Countries – World

New report ranks the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway the best among EU and OECD countries for child wellbeing; and highlights substantial threats to child well-being due to the COVID-19 pandemic

FLORENCE/NEW YORK, 3 September 2020— Suicide, unhappiness, obesity and poor social and academic skills have become far-too-common features of childhood in high-income countries, according to the latest Report Card issued today by the UNICEF Office of Research — Innocenti.

UNICEF’s Report Card Series — now running for 20 years — uses comparable national data to rank EU and OECD countries on childhood. *Worlds of Influence: Understanding what shapes child well-being in rich countries *uses pre-COVID-19 data and features a league table according to children’s mental and physical health and academic and social skillset. Based on these indicators the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway rank as the top three places to be a child among wealthy countries.

“Many of the world’s

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UNICEF And ITU’s Giga Initiative Aims To Connect The World’s Schools To The Internet

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the largest disruptor of education in history, exposing widening inequalities.

When schools shut down around the world, many switched to remote instruction. And yet one-third of students — at least 463 million globally, according to a new UNICEF report — were unable to access it. 

UNICEF got to work, keeping children learning through TV, radio and other innovative delivery methods. The flexibility and interactivity of online instruction makes it the more popular alternative to in-person classes, but it requires internet access. And far too many students lack that connectivity. 

Closing the digital divide requires global cooperation, leadership and innovation 

Even before the appearance of COVID-19, UNICEF recognized the need to address

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