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September 12, 2014

Coding and Computer Science Focus of New Online Learning Platform

Seattle-based nonprofit Code.org announced new free online learning resources to teach students computer science and provide teachers with professional development.

September 03, 2014

British Students Required to Learn Computer Coding

Starting this school year, students as young as 5 in England will be required to learn computer programming, reports the BBC.

August 01, 2014

Crowd-Funding, Student Petitions Bring Computer Science Classes to California Districts

Next school year, four high schools in California will debut Advanced Placement Computer Science classes, thanks to student petitions and crowd-funding campaigns supportive of those efforts.

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 13, 2014

Should Schools Treat Coding as a 'Basic Literacy'?

With many schools offering relatively little in the way of computer science course, a growing number of young students are turning to private coding programs.

December 19, 2013

Four Frighteningly Ambitious Education Experiments for 2014

I am a big fan of Paul Graham's writing, especially his list of frighteningly ambitious startup ideas - big problems that will take incredible persistence to tackle. With that in mind, here are some experiments I'd like to see someone try in education next year. I think we'd learn a lot about how to make frighteningly better schools.

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