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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.

December 11, 2013

Computer Programming: A New Frontier

Tech giants like Google and Microsoft have issued a call for global government surveillance reform, marking quite publicly that we live in a world where technological advancement has accelerated passed our cultural capacity to regulate it. Fears of spying and data ownership have negatively affected K-12, but the advancement has also created new industries for career paths, and with them the need for new educational focus areas.

October 08, 2013

Coding Should Be a Requirement to Be 'College and Career Ready'

If we change what we teach our children, we can do far more than make them 'college and career ready.' We can change our nation and its future.

July 24, 2013

Experts Weigh in on K-12 Coding & CS Resources

A big city superintendent called last week and asked for recommendations for K-12 resources for teaching coding and computer science so we reached out to some folks in the know. Here's a summary of what we learned:

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