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August 01, 2017

For Code.org, Training Computer Science Teachers Isn't Really About Computer Science

Nearly 500 new computer science teachers are in Philadelphia this week for one of Code.org's summer TeacherCon professional development workshops.

July 27, 2017

Congressional Panel Asks: What K-12 Skills Are Needed for STEM Workforce?

Schools need to prepare K-12 students to fill the growing number of jobs that require computing skills, witnesses told members of Congress Wednesday.

June 30, 2017

Verizon Program Aims to Boost Rural Girls' STEM Skills

The free, three-week summer program is designed to introduce girls to computer science and encourage them to pursue careers in tech fields.

June 29, 2017

Libraries as Hubs for Coding?

A $500,000 grant program from the American Library Association and Google will fund computer science programming in school and public libraries.

June 19, 2017

Worried About Hackers? Call a Girl Scout

The Girl Scouts of the USA will introduce badges for online safety, combatting cyberbullying, and advanced IT skills beginning in Summer 2018.

June 05, 2017

7 Good Ed-Tech Stories You Might Have Missed

From teens-and-screens to cybersecurity jobs to online courses, strong ed-tech-related stories abounded at the Education Writers Association's 2017 national seminar.

May 11, 2017

Trump Orders Review of Cybersecurity Education, Workforce-Development Efforts

The federal Education Department is to advise the U.S. secretaries of Commerce and Homeland Security on preparation of a report, due in 120 days.

May 02, 2017

Emerging Research on K-12 Computer Science Education: 6 Trends to Watch

As "computer science for all" takes off, researchers are racing to investigate key questions around access, assessment, and implementation.

April 30, 2017

Computer Science For All in San Francisco Schools: 7 Early Takeaways

Student engagement, challenges with teacher preparation, and inequities in high school course-taking have marked the early days of San Francisco Unified's groundbreaking CS4all initiative.

April 27, 2017

Ed Week at AERA 2017: 'Knowledge to Action,' With an Eye on Computer Science

The country's largest meeting of education researchers begins Thursday. Education Week's Benjamin Herold and Sarah Sparks will be there, reporting on the research that matters for K-12 policymakers and practitioners.

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