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Back to School with Tech | New Benefits Model for Gig Workers | A Lifesaving Tech Program for Newborns

A quick math problem:

(7+9) - 2 =

Note: the result, which can be found at the end of this email, will give you the number of states where TechNet has supported the enactment of computer science and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education legislation and funding so far this year. Check out the blog post by David London, TechNet's Vice President of State Policy and Politics, in the featured section below to find out more.

It's back to school for students across the U.S. this month. As teachers develop their lesson plans, they can look to tech for resources to enhance their students' learning experiences. For example, innovative tech tools can promote accessibility in classrooms and make lessons in both computer science and traditional subjects more interactive and fun. See how below.

Also in this week's Tech At Work, one company is expanding benefits offerings for its independent workers, and another is helping parents better manage treatment for babies born with a heart defect.

What we're reading

Bringing STEAM Education to More Families | Amazon Day One Blog

Back to School LIVE with MicrosoftEDU | Microsoft Education Blog

Creativity and Community Come Together at Apple’s Teacher Coding Academies | Apple

Comcast Announces Initiative With Dell Technologies to Help Close Digital Divide | Comcast Newsroom

How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country | New York Times

How Georgia Is Trying to Expand Computer Science Classes to Help Fill Jobs | WABE

Logging On to Learn: All Fairfax County High School Students Getting Laptops | The Washington Post

Thinking Bigger and Bolder on Benefits | Postmates

What we're watching

eBay CEO: Why We Should Teach All Students to Code | Fortune

What we're saying

Three Simple Math Problems Explain How TechNet Is Building a Strong U.S. STEM Talent Pipeline | Blog by TechNet Vice President of State Policy & Politics David London | TECHtalk Blog

TechNet Comments on Trump Administration’s Tariff Announcement

TechNet in the news

Defense Bill Threatens FCC Spectrum Powers: Tech Group | Law360

TechNet Sounds the Alarm on FY2020 NDAA | MeriTalk

Tech Sector Raises Concerns About Senate Plan for 5G in Defense Authorization Bill | Inside Cybersecurity

Tech Industry Lays Out 5G, Security Concerns for House-Senate Negotiators on Defense Bill | Inside Cybersecurity

TechNet Wades into 5G Fight Over Defense Bill | POLITICO Morning Tech

Before you start your weekend

For babies born with a serious heart defect, an innovative Cisco program eliminates the need for the child to spend several months in the hospital and return for frequent checkups, allowing more time for parents to bond with their newborn at home:

Answer to the math problem: 14

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