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March 24, 2015

Obama and 6-Year-Old Inventors Talk Brainstorming

At the White House Science Fair, the president spoke with a troop of Girl Scouts who had built an automatic page-turner, for readers with arthritis, using Lego robotics.

March 23, 2015

President Obama Welcomes Students to White House for 5th Annual Science Fair

Today, in what President Obama called one of the "most fun" events of the year, dozens of students from around the country showcased their experiments and inventions at the fifth annual White House science fair.

March 10, 2015

Math Consultant: Smarter Balanced Math Tests Have 'Egregious Flaws'

In a recent critique of Smarter Balanced's online practice tests for mathematics, educational consultant Steven Rasmussen argues that the assessments are "a quagmire of poor technological design."

February 26, 2015

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.

February 20, 2015

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.

February 11, 2015

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.

January 07, 2015

Survey: Principals Differ on Definition of Computer Science

There is little agreement among high school administrators on what computer science is, how it should be taught, and what kind of requirement it should fulfill, says a recent survey.

January 06, 2015

Is STEM Too Broad a Category?

A recent Vox piece poses that STEM may be "too broad a classification" when looking at the job market. Does the same apply for education?

December 08, 2014

Second Annual 'Hour of Code' Begins

This week marks the second official Hour of Code, a campaign by Seattle-based nonprofit Code.org to get more students learning some computer programming.

December 03, 2014

CEOs Say Employees Need STEM Training

About 60 percent of job openings require basic science, technology, engineering, and math literacy, and 42 percent require advanced STEM skills, according to a new survey of 126 chief executive officers.

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