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New Progress and Momentum in Support of President Obama's Computer Science for All Initiative

September 14, 2016

Since the President’s call to action, strong momentum for CS education has been growing at all levels of government and in the private sector. Twelve states have taken concrete policy steps to expand CS education -- and there are now 31 states that allow CS to count towards high school graduation.

Educational Technology Connects Classrooms Around the World on Global Collaboration Day

September 14, 2016

The Global Education Conference Network presents Global Collaboration Day, its second annual celebration of globally connected teaching and learning on September 15, 2016. More than 100 schools and organizations from around the globe will actively participate in over 50 online events that support the development of global competence in students and teachers.

'We're drumming the curiosity out of them:' What needs to change about the way we teach science

September 13, 2016

“We need to exploit that and build on that in a hands-on and minds-on way,” Lederman said, noting that positive attitudes about science start to nosedive after elementary school. “It’s like we’re drumming the curiosity out of them because the way we teach it.” He hopes teachers will begin to use experiences from the everyday lives of children to engage them.

An Online Education Disconnect

September 13, 2016

This is the future of learning, I thought as I settled behind a linoleum-lined coffee table, ready to guinea-pig my way through a distance-education course. But about 20 minutes into my first encounter with long-distance learning, I couldn’t help but feel disconnected from the platform whose whole purpose was to connect me to other students.