Posts tagged "education"

Meet the Road-trippers: Arizona Innovation Roadtrip

When people think of "startups," many minds travel straight to Silicon Valley—either the city itself, or the equally amazing TV show. But as access to tech education and capital spreads, the barrier to entry for startups across the country has been lowered, and as a result, there's been explosive growth in areas that aren't San Francisco, CA. One such area? Arizona, a state whose commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation has attracted tons of new startups,...

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The Road to TEACH

Teaching isn’t just a job—it’s a tool for social change. Follow three aspiring teachers on a cross-country road trip through the world of education as they seek out the wisdom of pioneering educators who are redefining what it means to teach. As they talk with inspiring teachers, policy makers, social entrepreneurs and activists—including Compton Unified School District principal Jacqueline Sanderlin, National Teacher of the Year Sean McComb, Secretary of Education...

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Why Is College So Important?

  Our First-Gen Road-Trippers have been booking their interviews and preparing for a summer aboard the Green RV! All four have made education a priority in their lives, and are the first in their families to go to college. We asked each of them to share with us why they think college is so important, and here are their inspiring answers!   Jasmine: In my eyes, college is a chance...

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Introducing the 2014 TEACH Road-Trippers!

We’re very excited to introduce you all to Rafael, Grace, and Nadia--our 2014 TEACH Roadtrip team! These three road-trippers will be driving from coast to coast, talking to folks in the educational sphere and discovering how teaching is changing the world. To introduce you to the team, we’ve asked each of the road-trippers to share with us why they think education is important (in 140 characters or less!) So, without...

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Introducing Our First-Gen Road-Trippers!

This summer, we're partnering with the College Board to offer four first-generation college-going students the chance to travel the country in our Green RV. These road-trippers are the first in their families to go to college, and they'll be interviewing inspiring professionals who were also first-generation college-going students. They'll start their 4-week journey in July, but before they take the wheel, here's a little bit of info to help you...

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Share Your Favorite Teacher Story

  It's no doubt that educators rock. That's why our TEACH Roadtrippers will be hitting the road this summer to speak with everyone from teachers to educational policymakers, activists, and beyond. These folks are part of a social justice movement that's reshaping our world! And, since these educators are so awesome, we think they deserve a little recognition. That's why we wanted to share this opportunity with you…   TakePart is...

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5 Reasons Why Teaching is Awesome

Throughout our many years of road-tripping, we’ve come across the whole gamut of livelihoods, and each one certainly has its fair share of joys, perks, and quirks (and potential dangers from alligator contact. Yep, we’ve seen it all). But of all the vast and varied walks of life we’ve had the privilege of observing, teaching definitely ranks high on the list of most rewarding. That’s why we’ve partnered with the...

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Roadie Recap Week 4

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Share Your Road launches! And we need you!

      Hello blogosphere,   I am excited to announce that this Friday, we are launching "Share Your Road" on Roadtrip Nation, a resource that will help young people on the road to self-discovery and meaningful careers. And we want you to be a part of it! It’s called “Share Your Road,” and it’s designed for professionals like you to pass on your life story and career insights to...

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99U Take Aways: Joshua Davis – The Pitfalls of Success

"You did it! Now go away."    Joshua Davis is an artist, web designer, technologist, author--and quite simply put, an all round bad ass (pardon our French). To say Joshua has experienced great successes would be an understatement. His work is in the Smithsonian, so he’s kind of a big deal.   Read More →

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