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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.

July 22, 2014

A Professor's Plea to Stop Teaching Calculus in High Schools

A Johns Hopkins University professor argues that high schools should stop teaching calculus, and instead teach computer science and statistics.

July 21, 2014

West Virginia, Microsoft Partner on IT Certification Program

West Virginia will become the 12th state to implement a statewide "IT Academy" certification program through Microsoft.

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.

June 23, 2014

Google Puts $50 Million Toward Getting Girls Into Coding

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

June 09, 2014

Chicago Public Schools Take Major Step Into Computer-Science Studies

The third-largest school district in the country will offer computer science to elementary students and make it part of the core curriculum.

May 15, 2014

(When) Should Students Learn to Code?

Should computer coding be taught in elementary schools? Or high schools? Or is a better question: Should coding be taught at all?

March 19, 2014

Video Series Seeks to Lure Minorities Into 'STEM' Studies, Fields

A new video series, "Generation Beta," highlights efforts across the country to bridge the digital divide for minorities and women and encourage them to enter science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

March 01, 2014

How Implementation Problems Bedevil New Ed. Initiatives

The merits of certain state education mandates become lost when implementation goes awry and leaves educators in a bind.

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