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Science This District Hopes Seeing What AI Can Do Will Spur More Students to Take Computer Science
Districts including Florida's Broward County put an AI twist on coding activities during an annual computer science event.
Alyson Klein, December 19, 2023
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Mathematics Q&A This Educator Uses Coding and SEL to Make Math More Engaging
The idea is to help kids learn how to think, not just memorize, and collaborate with their peers.
Lauraine Langreo, November 14, 2023
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Curriculum Computer Science Courses Are on the Rise—But Girls Are Still Half as Likely to Take It
Schools expanded the availability of foundational computer science classes, but stubborn gaps in access to those courses persist.
Alyson Klein, November 1, 2023
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Teaching Profession What the Research Says States Are Calling for More Computer Science Classes. Now They Need the Teachers
New data finds that not enough teachers are being certified in computer science to meet the rising need.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 5, 2023
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Students practice digital animation in Skyline High School’s Computer Science and Technology Pathway.
Students practice digital animation in Skyline High School’s Computer Science and Technology Pathway.
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Curriculum This District Sees Big Benefits in Computer Science for All
Coding lessons begin as early as prekindergarten in the Mineola school district outside of New York City.
Alyson Klein, July 24, 2023
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Future of Work What 3 After-School Programs Are Doing to Prepare Kids for the Future of Work
After-school programs offer flexibility and time for hands-on learning to explore careers.
Lauraine Langreo, July 17, 2023
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Senior Brings Rain Demaray works on a computer during a Senior Seminar Class at New Town High School. The course is aimed at having seniors become Choice Ready, a North Dakota state initiative.
North Dakota adopted computer science and cybersecurity standards in 2019. Students must study either cybersecurity or computer science to graduate.
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Curriculum Should Cybersecurity Be a Graduation Requirement? This State Thinks So
North Dakota is requiring all students to study either cybersecurity or computer science content to graduate.
Alyson Klein, April 17, 2023
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Students attend a robotic class at Mineola High School in Mineola, New York, March 13, 2023.
Students attend a robotics class at Mineola High School in Mineola, N.Y., on March 13, 2023.
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Curriculum Few Students Take Computer Science. This District Offers a Blueprint for Changing That
One New York district exposes its students to computer science from prekindergarten through high school.
Alyson Klein, March 27, 2023
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Students in a computer class with worksheets and laptops.
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Science 5 Ways to Make Computer Science More Accessible to All Students
There is a persistent income gap among students taking computer science classes in high school and those who aren't.
Arianna Prothero, February 9, 2023
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Science Spotlight Spotlight on STEM
This Spotlight will help you discover how to increase engagement in science, explore the benefits of teaching coding to students, and more.
December 15, 2022
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Future of Work How to Build Girls' Interest and Confidence in STEM Learning
Too often, girls aren’t introduced to STEM career opportunities until high school, but that could be too late.
Lauraine Langreo, December 12, 2022
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Science 3 Big Challenges to Expanding Computer Science Classes and How to Overcome Them
Districts struggle to find teachers, keep up with a fast-changing field, and address racial and gender disparities in course enrollment.
Alyson Klein, October 12, 2022
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Curriculum Webinar Computer Science Education Movement Gathers Momentum. How Should Schools React?
Discover how schools can expand opportunities for students to study computer science education.
October 6, 2022