I just wanted to briefly highlight two stories published online this week that may be of interest. (In the interest of full disclosure, I wrote both of them!)
The first describes efforts to increase access to high-quality instruction in computer science, as national statistics indicate the U.S. educational pipeline is expected to fall short in supplying enough college graduates prepared for jobs in computing.
The second highlights an effort gaining ground in Maryland that would make the study of environmental education a requirement for all students to graduate from the state’s public high schools. Proponents say that if adopted by the state board of education, it would represent the nation’s first such state-level graduation requirement.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.