To close the achievement gap, the New Rochelle Corps of The Salvation Army with the help of Pistis is raising money to build a healthy meals program for local school districts and a mobile computer lab.
At DC Central Kitchen, they have prepared nearly 6,300 healthy, scratch-cooked breakfasts, lunches, and suppers each day for children at 10 public and private schools in Washington, DC. They are proving that healthy, scratch-cooked meals can be enjoyable for children, affordable for school districts, and valuable for teachers who need children to be nourished and focused.
The Achievement Gap
For decades, educators have struggled to close the “achievement gap,” the persistent differences in test scores, grades and graduation rates among students of different races, ethnicities and, in some subjects, genders.
Psychologists are finding evidence that short, simple interventions can make a surprisingly large difference. Terrance Jackson, the publisher of Pistis, adopted some of these simple interventions in a class called “Creating Computer Games with Terrance Jackson” that was offered to local 5th-8th graders at Larchmont Library. This is the game that they created:
Click here to play.
- There are currently only 15 women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies this is less than 4%.
- Women make up only 3% of clout executives of media, telecom and e-companies.
- Women hold 17% of the seats in the House of Representatives.
- Only 34 women have ever served as governors compared to 2319 men.
- In 2011, women comprised 18% of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films.
The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech
If your image of a computer programmer is a young man, there’s a good reason: It’s true.
It wasn’t always this way. Decades ago, it was women who pioneered computer programming — but too often, that’s a part of history that even the smartest people don’t know.
How did America—a country dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal—become one of the most unequal countries on the planet? Why do the nation’s leaders now spend so much of their time feeding at the trough and getting ever more for themselves? Why has public-mindedness in our leaders given way in so many instances to limitless greed?