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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.

February 03, 2014

'Telepresence Robots' Connect Virtual Teachers With Classrooms

An Alaska school district is piloting a program that allows virtual teachers to control robots that move around classrooms and interact with students.

January 10, 2014

Big Race, Gender Gaps In Participation On AP Computer Science Exam

A new study found that in some states, no girls, Blacks or Hispanics took the Advanced Placement computer science exam.

January 10, 2014

Minority, Female Participation a Problem for AP Computer Science, Study Finds

Few to no female or minority students take the Advanced Placement test in computer science, according to a new analysis.

December 12, 2013

Gender Gap in Computer Science Education Widens, Report Finds

A new brief reveals that women continue to lag in computing degrees and jobs.

November 13, 2013

N.Y.C. Turns to Open Data to Help With High School Choice

The New York City education department took unprecedented steps to make high school data open to software developers, resulting in new apps for families.

October 14, 2013

UPDATED: Children's Advocacy Group Urges Greater Privacy for Data Use

Common Sense Media, an organization that rates educational products for their quality, has written a letter to industry groups asking them to take steps to ensure student privacy, the New York Times reports.

October 08, 2013

OpenEd Recommends Common Core-Aligned Resources

OpenEd, an online catalog of more than 250,000 web-based educational videos, games, and exercises aligned with some 3,300 Common Core State Standards, launches today.

August 21, 2013

Computer Science Teacher Certification 'Deeply Flawed,' Report Says

A new report takes a close look at state systems for certifying computer science teachers, concluding that they are typified by 'confounding processes and illogical procedures.'

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