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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 10, 2014

Arne Duncan Makes Pitch for New STEM Teachers, Classroom Technology

At a tour of NASA's space camp in Huntsville, Ala., the education secretary put the spotlight on the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

August 01, 2014

International Testing Official, Philly Principal Win Innovation Award

Andres Schleicher of the OECD, Sara Martinez Tucker of the National Math and Science Initiative, and Chris Lehmann of Philadelphia's Science Leadership Academy were named winners of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize.

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.

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 23, 2014

Libraries Play Vital Role in Community Technology Access, Survey Finds

The American Library Association's 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey finds overall improvements in library connectivity, technology, and programming nationwide.

July 22, 2014

Report Looks At Impact of After-School STEM Programs on Students

The report from the Afterschool Alliance studies outcomes from 11 after-school STEM programs that have a reputation for excellence.

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 13, 2014

MIT-Designed Competition Sends Student-Programmed Robots Into Space

A programming competition that invites students to program robots that work in zero gravity is expanding, with teams of middle schoolers working together this summer in nine states.

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