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Gabriel Benois

It isn’t news, at this point, to say the digital divide has highlighted longstanding racial and socioeconomic disparities in the American education system. But after reading story after story of disheartening vignettes, an almost abstracted problem feels more urgent. The digital divide is the child squinting at a cellphone screen…


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Gone are the days of popsicle stick houses and macaroni necklaces. As pleasant as it was spending the last 10 minutes of each art class scrubbing congealed Elmer’s glue from my fingertips, I’m a little jealous of the students who can dive into digital filmmaking and 3-D printed sculptures from…


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Small business owners are no stranger to tight margins and tight schedules, so investing in technology, especially as a “non-tech” enterprise, may not rise to the top of priorities in the early stages. But even if your business is “non-tech,” it’s still influenced by technology. So how should a small…


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It’s officially National Reading Month, and whether you’re a book worm or someone who only skims headlines while doom scrolling, the combination of winter and quarantine is as perfect a time as any to start a habit of reading every day. …


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When Covid forced schools to close across the US, roughly 16 million K-12 students lacked access to a working device, reliable access to high-speed internet, or both. Since then, thanks to various efforts and initiatives, that number has been reduced to 12 million. While this is an impressive result, there…


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Even as a global pandemic has forced organizations to adopt technology, businesses and nonprofits face a different calculus in determining how tech can heighten their effectiveness. While using tech to strategically maintain margins may seem like a completely different priority than feeding or educating underserved communities, the underlying objective remains…


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When almost the entire world shut down and stagnated into hibernation mode in early March, we didn’t really know how massive numbers of people would adapt to working from home, or how our social life and purchasing habits would be altered. Sure, we were already on the course to a…


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As Financial Awareness Month rolls in, it functions as a nationwide reminder of how cultivating good habits can barrel into reinforcing behavior patterns. In regards to learning how to manage your money, the Canadian government understood its importance over a decade prior, creating the Task Force on Financial Literacy in…


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“The future of learning is online,” Shelley Osborne, Udemy VP of Learning, told Built-In in December 2019. As a sprawling pandemic metastasized throughout the world and indefinitely shuttered schools in the process, her on-the-fly prognostication became prophecy. According to Crunchbase data, global venture funding for EdTech companies reached $4.1 billion…

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