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Afternoon Announcements: Steve Job’s Widow Focuses Philanthropy on Education, Conservation

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May 20, 2013 08:16 pm

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Steve Job’s widow has stepped into the philanthropic spotlight after helping a student become the first person in her family to graduate from college. Laurene Powell Jobs has long supported causes in private, but since the death of her husband, she has gone public with donations to causes that include education. New York Times

President Obama’s commencement speech at Morehouse College inspired more than a few tears as he implored graduates to “keep setting an example.” He reminded the students the importance of being responsible family men and helping those less privileged. New York Times

Digital video has transformed classroom instruction in a way that no other technology has. It has inspired the “flipped classroom” movement and increased the breadth and depth of knowledge for teachers and students. Education Week

A California school district utilizes digital curriculum to English-language learners in their pursuit of mastery. They have found, however, that there is a lack of curriculum in this area. Education Week

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