Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: And Back to School We Go

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Summer is waning. Even here in North Carolina, where the hot season tends to linger a little longer than I’d like, we’ve had hints of autumn. My daughter just started preschool, and my son is back to school next week. But they had some great times this summer—we traveled, we relaxed (well, at least they did), and we immersed ourselves in some great books.

Microsoft YouthSpark: Learn to Code

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Kids have the opportunity to learn how to code at an extremely early age these days. I thought I was doing pretty well by starting in the 9th grade back in the ’80s. But now, if you are old enough to use a tablet or computer, you’re old enough to learn to code.

We Day Empowers Youth to Take Action

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With Microsoft as a major sponsor and founded by brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger, We Day has evolved over time, turning into a movement with many thousands of participants who work hard to bring good to others.