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August 15, 2018

To Get Girls Into Coding, Nonprofit Looks to Historic Inspiration

Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization, is providing free lesson plans that teach computer science concepts and feature women who have made contributions in the industry in order to spark girls' interests in coding.

May 16, 2018

Schools Shouldn't Trust Google Search Because It Reinforces Racism, Researcher Argues

Safiya Noble discusses her recent book, "Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism," and what it means for K-12 educators and students.

May 07, 2018

New Mexico To Count Computer Science as Graduation Requirement

The state's education secretary says the move will help ensure students' preparedness for the "21st century marketplace."

April 13, 2018

Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says

More than half of 5,855 Android apps in the 'Designed for Families' section of the Google Play store potentially violated COPPA, a team of computer-science researchers found.

April 06, 2018

Wyoming, Idaho Laws Expand K-12 Computer Science Education

All districts in Wyoming will be required to provide K-12 computer science instruction, and Idaho high schools will offer at least one high school CS course.

February 20, 2018

Computer Science for All and Silicon Valley: Generous Support or Corporate Takeover?

The tech industry is giving hundreds of millions of dollars to K-12 computer-science education, raising questions about its motives and impact.

January 30, 2018

New Ohio Law Focuses on Computer Science, Lets Students Avoid Algebra 2

An Ohio law gives students the right to opt out of Algebra 2 -- a staple of high school math - if they take computer science instead.

January 12, 2018

Computer, Data-Science Skills Worth Extra Across Job Market, Analysis Finds

Twenty percent of living-wage jobs now value computer-science skills, and those jobs pay $20,000 more per year than jobs that don't, according to a Burning Glass/Oracle Academy analysis.

December 15, 2017

Artificial Intelligence and K-12: New Commentary Package From Ed Week

Professors, futurists, and advocates offer thoughts on AI, jobs, and the future of schooling for K-12 educators and policymakers.

December 04, 2017

When Should Cybersecurity Education Start? Some Say Elementary School

Introducing students to the importance of cybersecurity earlier during their K-12 careers was one of the strategies discussed at a conference on online school security being held this week.

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