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One nonprofit’s surprising journey to teach girls how to code in Afghanistan

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Inside a hot-pink classroom glowing with sunlight, 20 teen girls sit at refurbished desktop computers, tapping at their keyboards with laser focus.

One nonprofit’s surprising journey to teach girls how to code in Afghanistan

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Inside a hot-pink classroom glowing with sunlight, 20 teen girls sit at refurbished desktop computers, tapping at their keyboards with laser focus.

The changing face of a Harlem storefront over nearly 40 years

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Nobel winner Malala spends 19th birthday at world’s largest refugee camp

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DADAAB, Kenya — Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai spent her 19th birthday on Tuesday visiting the world’s largest refugee camp to draw attention to the global refugee crisis, especially as the Dadaab camp faces pressure to close after a quarter-century.

Since last year, Malala has been in contact via Skype with a group of girls in Dadaab, and was looking forward to meeting them and others, said Taylor Royle, her spokesperson.

Vimeo wants to hang with the cool kids at summer camp, college and beyond

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LOS ANGELES — Vimeo is already favored by indie filmmakers for its quality — and now it wants to hook a new generation of creatives by funding a kids’ summer camp for aspiring directors and slashing prices for film students.

The video platform is partnering with OMG Everywhere, a non-profit providing free arts workshops for kids and will help fund its 2016 “OMG Cameras Everywhere” summer camps. Vimeo is also offering half-price PRO or Plus accounts to film students at any school in the…

Vimeo wants to hang with the cool kids at summer camp, college and beyond

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LOS ANGELES — Vimeo is already favored by indie filmmakers for its quality — and now it wants to hook a new generation of creatives by funding a kids’ summer camp for aspiring directors and slashing prices for film students.

The video platform is partnering with OMG Everywhere, a non-profit providing free arts workshops for kids and will help fund its 2016 “OMG Cameras Everywhere” summer camps. Vimeo is also offering half-price PRO or Plus accounts to film students at any school in the…

Amazon launches Inspire as it looks to become a major player in education tech

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Sharing is caring — and it can also be profitable.

Amazon on Monday launched a new online portal with thousands of free education resources such as worksheets and lesson plans, its biggest move yet into the lucrative and growing industry that is using technology to change how students learn and teachers teach.

Called Amazon Inspire, the new service is meant to provide teachers with students anywhere from kindergarten to 12th grade a place to find and share free education materials.

The chocolate bar resumé is still a surefire way of getting noticed in a job search

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There’s no hiding the fact that job hunting really sucks.

The worst part of it is sending endless resum

Schools across the UK are introducing gender neutral uniforms

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LONDON — “Gender neutral” uniform policies have been introduced in 80 state schools — including 40 primary schools — across the UK,

Photo-sharing app for health professionals, Figure1, adds direct messaging

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