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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 07, 2015

Venture Capital Roundup: $33M Deal Leads Latest Funding Rounds

BrightBytes, DataCamp, Montessorium and Panorama Education raised a combined $47 million of venture capital.

July 08, 2015

Will 'Girly' Tech Attract More Girls to Computer Programming?

A New York City startup hopes that programmable friendship bracelets will be a hit with young girls - and stoke their interest in coding and computer science.

June 25, 2015

Computer Science Teachers' Group Fills Executive Director Position

Mark R. Nelson was named the new executive director of the nearly 20,000-member Computer Science Teachers Association.

June 08, 2015

New Advanced Placement Computer Science Course Planned for 2016

In an effort to increase the number and diversity of high school students taking computer science, the College Board will launch a new Advanced Placement course in fall 2016 that teaches a broader range of computing skills.

May 21, 2015

Venture Capital Roundup: Four Funding Rounds and Maybe an IPO

Four ed-tech companies secured big venture capital deals, while one of the largest education publishers might go public this fall.

May 21, 2015

Coding Creativity: Winning #makewonder Student Coding Videos

On April 12th, my students threw down a challenge to the world: Create a video about coding and/or creativity and send it to us. They would then pick the top video and the winner would receive two new robotic friends that inspire us to code: Dash and Dot, courtesy of Wonder Workshop. The loved all the submissions so much and had a hard time narrowing it down... but ultimately they made a decision. Read on to see the winning student videos and my students' response!

May 14, 2015

Ed-Tech Startups Win Big Money at Education Business Plan Competition

A handful of ed-tech startups won $140,000 from the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition Wednesday.

May 08, 2015

Calif. Study: High-Minority High Schools Offer Little Computer Science

Computer science courses are often inaccessible for black, Hispanic, Native American, and low-income high school students in California, according to a new study.

April 17, 2015

Coding and Computer Science in School Libraries: Researcher Q&A

Given time and space to innovate, librarians can be instrumental in engaging students in using programming tools, researchers said.

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