School bells are ringing again across the Commonwealth, so we want to highlight news about some great back-to-school resources. For 6 weeks this fall, Khan Academy and AT&T will host an online challenge that will help students build the skills and mindsets they’ll need for a successful year of learning. In addition to preparing for academic strength, kids today need to know about cyberbullying, which is why we worked with the Tyler Clementi Foundation and Common Sense Media to create tools that help students and families combat cyberbullying. We hope that you will find these resources valuable and that you will share them with friends and colleagues.
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As always, thank you for your interest in AT&T. And, good luck to the students of all ages who are returning to school this fall!
J. Michael Schweder
President — AT&T Mid-Atlantic
Start the School Year Strong with the Khan Academy LearnStorm Challenge!
As students swap out their beach bags for backpacks, it can be a tough transition back to the classroom after summer break. Some studies show that a full month of learning may be lost during this short period away from school.
To help students get back in the groove of school, AT&T is teaming up with Khan Academy to help ensure that teachers and students have the tools needed to start the school year strong. Khan Academy’s LearnStorm is a free, 6-week online challenge from Sept. 12 to Oct. 20 that will help students build the skills and mindsets they’ll need for a successful year of learning.
LearnStorm is open to all learners in grades 3 through 12, with an enhanced experience for educators in accredited U.S. schools or homeschools who sign up their classes. Teachers or parents assign videos, exercises and educational articles to students. Students then complete the assignments on their computers or mobile devices to earn prizes individually, for their class and for their school!
Share LearnStorm with your student's teacher to get their classroom signed up today! You can also sign your child up for Khan Academy and have them complete the LearnStorm challenge on their own, starting Sept. 12.
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