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.
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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.
November 20, 2014
Code.org has tapped the popular Disney characters for a new tutorial as part of its campaign to promote computer science education.
November 07, 2014
The aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin will be donating up to $6 million to fund STEM programs at K-12 schools across several urban districts, including Washington, D.C.
October 30, 2014
As schools and districts struggle to find good-quality curriculum aligned to the common core, they're turning most often to their own teachers for those instructional materials, a new survey shows.
October 09, 2014
The nonprofit is attempting to raise $5 million through the crowd-funding site Indiegogo to help introduce 100 million students to computer coding.
September 29, 2014
Both of the consortia creating common-core tests say they're improving their equation editors, but math experts say students won't have much trouble figuring out how to use them.
September 03, 2014
Starting this school year, students as young as 5 in England will be required to learn computer programming, reports the BBC.
August 25, 2014
Tennessee students in grades 2-4 will be expected to learn cursive writing starting next year.
August 19, 2014
Despite the many negative associations with automated essay-scoring, there's some evidence it may actually be more effective in changing student behavior than human scoring, Annie Murphy Paul wrote recently in the Hechinger Report.