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September 14, 2016

Obama Administration Continues Push for Computer Science Education

With its eight years in the White House rolling to a close, the Obama administration is continuing to beat the drum on improving K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math education—with particular attention to computer science.

September 13, 2016

More States Mandate High Schools Count Computer Science as Math or Science

Twenty states now require that high school students be allowed to count a computer science course as a math or science credit toward graduation, according to a new report from the Education Commission of the States.

September 07, 2016

Just 1 in 4 High School Seniors Have Taken Statistics

Three-quarters of 12th graders attend schools that offer statistics courses, but less than a quarter of students actually take them, according to a recent analysis of national data.

August 18, 2016

To Up Student Enrollment in Computer Science, Ark. Offers Schools Incentives

The Arkansas education department announced a computer science enrollment contest in the hopes of getting more students to take the subject, which is now offered at all high schools in the state.

August 16, 2016

Half of High School Seniors Lack Access to Computer Science

A new analysis of NAEP data shows that just 22 percent of 12th graders say they've ever taken a computer science course, and more than half attend high schools that don't even offer one.

July 14, 2016

Code.org Gets Facebook Boost for Diversity Efforts

The social media giant is giving the nonprofit Code.org $15 million over five years to focus on increasing diversity in computer science.

June 30, 2016

Massachusetts Sets Standards for Computer Science, Digital Literacy

Massachusetts schools could soon be using new standards for teaching computer science and digital literacy.

June 02, 2016

Should Students Be Able to Replace Foreign Language With Coding?

Michigan is the latest state to consider allowing students to replace foreign language classes with coding classes.

June 01, 2016

Are K-12 Computer Coding Efforts Getting it Wrong?

The drag-and-drop coding apps and tutorials that many K-12 schools use to teach students the beginnings of code may be entertaining, but they don't mimic the work real computer scientists do, argues the CEO of an ed-tech company.

May 19, 2016

Va. Gov. Signs K-12 Computer Science Bill, Making the Subject a Requirement for All

Virginia has officially become the first state to add computer science to its core academic requirements for elementary, middle, and high school.

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