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Education in communities

Quality education: The engine of economic growth

Nothing is more fundamental to economic growth than building 21st-century skills. IBM’s longstanding commitment to education has evolved over the years to anticipate the needs of a changing world. We have addressed issues of childhood and adult literacy, early childhood exposure to math and science concepts, and the shortage of qualified math and science teachers. In 2014 we witnessed a dramatic expansion of our grades 9-14 schools program, which we designed to forge stronger, more meaningful, and more sustainable connections between school and career. 2014 also marked the beginning of a new era in the application of cognitive computing technology to the teaching profession, as IBM demonstrated the proof of concept for a no-cost, interactive, cognitive computing mentor available anytime to help teachers improve their teaching.

Learn more in our 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report. 

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IBM Launching Teacher TryScience in Kenya
The Ministry of Education and Science in Kenya recently launched the national roll out of Teachers TryScience. This is hugely significant for Kenya where they note that "The future prosperity of Kenya depends on young people choosing STEM related subjects." Currently only 2% of students study STEM subjects at tertiary level. The...
Dec 8, 2015 9:00 AM ET
IBM P-Tech: How High Schoolers Are Redefining Their Future
See how the P-TECH 9-14 school model is transforming high school through the eyes of two students, ShuDon and Xzavyen. This video, created for Ted@IBM, demonstrates how this promising model is changing the life trajectories of some of our nation’s most underserved young people – putting them on the...
Nov 23, 2015 11:00 AM ET
The P-TECH Story
As Brooklyn P-TECH – IBM’s first P-TECH school – celebrates the graduation of six students with their high school diplomas and college degrees two years ahead of schedule, we reflect on what makes P-TECH so special, and look ahead to the model’s expansion across the U.S. and abroad.   Related Resources: ...
Jun 25, 2015 1:30 PM ET