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December 17, 2014

'Big Data' Skills Not Being Taught in K-12, Experts Say

A new "occupational skills profile" for big-data specialists outlines the relevant knowledge that professionals say is not being provided in K-12.

December 11, 2014

Apprentice Programs in High-Tech Fields Get $100M Boost From Dept. of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor will award 25 grants totaling $100 million to public-private partnerships that develop registered apprenticeship programs.

December 08, 2014

Code.org Kicks Off Computer Science Education Week at White House

Code.org and the National Science Foundation have forged a public-private partnership that will use $20 million in new funding to expand computer science education in U.S. schools.

November 19, 2014

'Hour of Code' Kicked Off By Elsa and Anna (Yes, the 'Frozen' Princesses)

Code.org has tapped the popular Disney characters for a new tutorial as part of its campaign to promote computer science education.

August 01, 2014

Crowd-Funding, Student Petitions Bring Computer Science Classes to California Districts

Next school year, four high schools in California will debut Advanced Placement Computer Science classes, thanks to student petitions and crowd-funding campaigns supportive of those efforts.

July 28, 2014

Florida Teen Battling to Become PowerPoint Champion of the World

Six U.S.-based contestants are among the 123 finalists competing in the 2014 World Microsoft Office Specialist Championship, being held this week in California.

June 30, 2014

Popular 'Maker Movement' Incompatible With Common Core, Authors Contend

Maker education is a hot topic at ISTE, where educators and authors Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager discussed their new book "Invent to Learn."

June 24, 2014

Gender Gap in Computer Coding the Focus of $50 Million Google Donation

Google's gift is part of an initiative aimed at closing the gender gap in computer coding.

February 03, 2014

'Telepresence Robots' Connect Virtual Teachers With Classrooms

An Alaska school district is piloting a program that allows virtual teachers to control robots that move around classrooms and interact with students.

November 13, 2013

N.Y.C. Turns to Open Data to Help With High School Choice

The New York City education department took unprecedented steps to make high school data open to software developers, resulting in new apps for families.

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