Arkansas Will Require High Schools to Offer Computer Science

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill yesterday mandating that all public high schools in Arkansas offer computer science classes.


Georgia to Abandon Mandate on Teaching Integrated Math

Starting next school year, Georgia high schools will have the option to ditch "integrated math" and go back to the traditional Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II sequence that teachers there have said they prefer.


Obama to Give All 4th Graders Free Admission to National Parks

The President announced yesterday that, starting in September, all 4th grade students and their families will have free access to national parks and other public lands and waters for a year.


New York Keeps PARCC at Arm's Length

New York state has been dating PARCC for several years now, but it sent signals this week that it's not ready to plan a wedding.


Raspberry Pi, Used to Teach Students Coding, Hits 5 Million Sales

This week, the group that created the credit-card-sized computers announced that it had sold more than 5 million units.


Florida Gov. Scott Orders Suspension of 11th Grade Tests

The state's education commissioner also targets additional high school tests for elimination.


Proposal to Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History Moves Ahead in Oklahoma

The bill from GOP Rep. Dan Fisher would ban the use of state funds on materials and activities related to AP U.S. History; Fisher said the course's framework "emphasizes 'what is bad about America.'"


Oklahoma Won't Double-Test Advanced Math Students

This spring, Oklahoma middle school students who are taking advanced mathematics courses—i.e., Algebra I, Algebra II, or Geometry—will no longer be required to also take their grade-level math tests.


Girls Earning More STEM Credits Than Boys in Key Courses

The gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may be starting to turn, according to new 2009 data from the National Center for Education Statistics.


International Development Groups Recognize Tech-Based Literacy Efforts

Fourteen technology-based literacy programs from around the world were chosen to receive grants of up to $500,000 each, according to a recent announcement.


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