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Computer science is the key to America’s skills crisis

March 09, 2016

So, what should we as a nation do to address the challenge? First, every secondary school in America should be required to offer computer science, and those classes should count toward core science or math high school graduation requirements. We must also make sure there are robust and sustained programs to train and recruit high-quality computer science teachers.

The Maker Movement Is About More Than Science and Math - But Is All This Tinkering Really Effective?

March 08, 2016

In the last few years, the “maker movement” has become a marvel in American schools through Maker Faires featuring homemade robots to after-school programs that teach kids to code -- to entire schools geared around the art of tinkering. Maker-centered education, so the narrative often goes, could have profound benefits for students hoping to find work in a STEM-related job.