Computer Science

Conceptual illustration of a data being examined through a smart phone
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Curriculum Opinion Data Science Is the Future. Let's Start Teaching It
The subject needs to be part of rigorous math prep leading to college and careers, argues Freakonomics author Steven D. Levitt.
Steven D. Levitt, January 7, 2022
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High School Students and Teacher wearing face masks in Classroom Setting working on laptop technology
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Science More Than Half of High Schools Now Offer Computer Science, But Inequities Persist
The percentage of high schools offering computer science courses increased from 35 percent to 51 percent in just three years, new report shows.
Alyson Klein, November 3, 2021
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In this 2015 photo, third grader Iyana Simmons works on a coding exercise at Michael Anderson School in Avondale, Ariz.
A new Gallup survey shows that Black girls are more likely than white girls to express an interest in computer science.
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Science There Aren't Enough Computer Science Classes for All the Kids Who Want to Take Them
Black and Hispanic students, and those from low-income families, are less likely to have access to computer science courses.
Alyson Klein, September 30, 2021
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Classroom Technology Video Making Tech Work for Schools—And Students
Technology Director Mark Breen wants all students in his district to be comfortable with technology, including specific skills like coding.
Jaclyn Borowski & Alyson Klein, February 25, 2020
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Science Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About STEAM and Coding?
Quiz Yourself: How are schools infusing the arts into STEM education and how are students becoming interested in coding?
David Rosenzweig, February 24, 2020
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IT Management Leader To Learn From Making Technology Work for Schools
As the technology director in the Vail School District in Vail, Ariz., Mark Breen’s tech savvy and deep understanding of what principals need has simplified the technology educators need to do their jobs and freed up time for them to focus on students. He is recognized as a 2020 Leader To Learn From.
Alyson Klein, February 19, 2020
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Curriculum K-12 Students to Test Future of Work Skills in Global Hackathon
Young technology enthusiasts from around the world will spend all day Saturday learning new skills and creating innovative projects as part of Local Hack Day: Build.
Mark Lieberman, December 5, 2019
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Curriculum States Have Adopted Dozens of Policies to Support Computer Science Education, Report Finds
Despite all that activity, across 39 states, only 45 percent of high schools teach computer science. And students receiving free and reduced-price lunch and those from rural areas are less likely to have access to those courses, the report found.
Alyson Klein, September 11, 2019
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Curriculum Flexibility, Freedom, and Failure: Extraordinary Students Offer Advice for Improving Schools
High school students whose technology interests extend well beyond school offered advice for K-12 educators at the annual conference of the International Society for Education.
Benjamin Herold, June 23, 2019
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From left, sixth graders Maryann Hernandez, Fynn Gullicks, Kylie Duchsherer, and Sa’Rai Ridley work on an anti-bullying video at Horizon Middle School.
From left, sixth graders Maryann Hernandez, Fynn Gullicks, Kylie Duchsherer, and Sa’Rai Ridley work on an anti-bullying video at Horizon Middle School.
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Future of Work Photos What Does Digital Literacy Look Like in North Dakota?
Schools are doing more to incorporate technology and cyber security into their teacher training and student curriculum.
Education Week Photo Staff, April 3, 2019
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Privacy & Security Trump Calls for New AI Workforce-Development Efforts, But Offers No New Money
A new executive order on artificial intelligence shines a light on the need for education and training. But experts say it's thin on details and mostly silent on the question of funding.
Benjamin Herold, February 12, 2019
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Seventh graders Colton Fairbairn, left, and Mike Kayembe work through a physical computing exercise at Rocky Top Middle School in Thornton, Colo.
Seventh graders Colton Fairbairn, left, and Mike Kayembe work through a physical computing exercise at Rocky Top Middle School in Thornton, Colo.
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Science 'Physical Computing' Connects Computer Science With Hands-On Learning
The emerging instructional strategy tries to teach students about computational thinking through the use of physical tools. But there are obstacles to making it work.
Lauraine Genota, January 23, 2019
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Curriculum Q&A Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom: Q&A With Michelle Zimmerman
A new book from the International Society for Technology in Education offers guidance for teachers hoping to prepare students for a rapidly changing society and labor market.
Benjamin Herold, January 11, 2019
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Mathematics STEM Instruction: How Much There Is and Who Gets It
Despite a push for greater STEM instruction, students and teachers continue to experience inequitable access to STEM-related classes and resources, according to a new survey of 1,200 schools and 7,600 teachers.
Sasha Jones, January 8, 2019
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