From the Research Triangle, some pleasant and positive news- http://triangle.bizjournals.com/triangle/stories/2010/10/04/daily27.html
“As a high tech company, SAS depends on a strong educational system for its long-term success,” said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight. “Beyond that, STEM education – developing skills for a knowledge economy – is critical to American competitiveness. Without emphasis on STEM, we sacrifice innovation and export our knowledge jobs to other countries.”
Goodnight and SAS have been active in education for years. The SAS co-founder and his wife, Ann Goodnight, launched college prep school Cary Academy in 1996, and the SAS inSchool program has developed educational software for schools since the mid-1990s. In 2008, Jim Goodnight made SAS Curriculum Pathways available free to all U.S. educators. The web-based service provides content in English, mathematics, social studies, science and Spanish.
SAS is the only Triangle-based company among the Change the Equation corporate partners, but the group includes several other companies with a significant Raleigh-Durham presence: chief among them IBM (NYSE: IBM), GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK), and Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO).
Read the full article at http://triangle.bizjournals.com/triangle/stories/2010/10/04/daily27.html
- Business Analytics Leader SAS Joins White House Education Effort (eon.businesswire.com)
- SAS CFO Don Parker named CFO of the Year by Triangle Business Journal (eon.businesswire.com)
- What Tech Should Be In a Fifth-Grade Classroom? (hardware.slashdot.org)
- SAS CEO Jim Goodnight Will Participate in The Economist’s Ideas Economy: Human Potential Event in September (eon.businesswire.com)
- Image credit from the NY story at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/04/nyregion/04teacher.html