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August 27, 2015

Coding for Elementary Students: A Growing Trend?

A small Arizona school district is teaching all its K-8 students computer programming. Should more elementary students be learning these skills?

August 24, 2015

New Dual-Degree Program Pairs Teaching and Engineering

The University of Virginia announced a new five-year program that will award graduates both a bachelor's degree in engineering and a master's in teaching.

August 20, 2015

Google Survey Shows Parents Value Computer Science, But Barriers Remain

Principals and superintendents underestimate how much support there is among parents for K-12 computer science classes, according to a recent survey by Gallup and Google.

August 13, 2015

Common Core's Focus on Concepts Is Key to Improving Math Education, Report Says

The Common Core State Standards' emphasis on conceptual understanding in math will improve students' problem-solving skills and ultimately help prepare them for jobs of the future, argues a new report.

August 13, 2015

Illinois Promises Test Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards for 2016

Next year, Illinois students in 5th, 8th, and 10th grades will take an online exam aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.

August 12, 2015

San Francisco's Cutting-Edge Plan: Bring Computer Science to All PreK-12 Students

The San Francisco school district announced last month that it will phase in teaching computer science to all students at all grade levels.

August 11, 2015

Iowa Becomes 15th State to Adopt Next Generation Science Standards

The Iowa state board of education voted unanimously on Aug. 6 to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.

August 10, 2015

How Parents Contribute to Math Anxiety

Children learn what they live, particularly when it comes to loving or fearing mathematics, a new study finds.

August 06, 2015

New York Times Science Site Targets Curious (But Distractible) Students

A new, savvy feature on the New York Times website called "Summer of Science" has bite-size, ADHD-friendly explanations of cool science stuff.

August 04, 2015

New Program to Invest in Digital Tools for K-12 Science Instruction

NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, would make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.

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