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May 13, 2019
This Tennessee educator wants to build the future of computer science, especially for students of color
Mehreen Butt has helped to build an award-winning computer science program at a Nashville charter school – and she’s doing it in part for other young women of color.
April 16, 2019
Computer science grant program seeks to break down barriers for girls, students of color
Computer science education geared toward girls and students of color would get a $250,000 boost under a bill approved by the House Education…
Updated February 13, 2019
Lee announces plan to beef up science, tech offerings in Tennessee schools
Gov. Bill Lee has set aside $4 million in his proposed budget to pay for his so-called Future Workforce Initiative.
February 4, 2019
Computer science can change how students who struggle in math see themselves. I’ve watched it happen.
Far too many high school students have walked into my classroom with a fixed idea of how much they can accomplish. That mindset is…
January 29, 2019
Amazon to offer computer science at 100-plus NYC schools, but most are already part of the mayor’s computer science program
About 75 percent of the participating city public schools are already part of the mayor’s Computer Science for All program, department officials said.
future of work
July 27, 2018
Tennessee approves its first-ever computer science standards for K-8 schools
The state Board of Education gives final approval to new tech benchmarks that will reach classrooms in the fall of 2019.
How I Teach
April 4, 2018
This Colorado teacher admitted she didn’t know all the answers – and students responded
Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask educators who’ve been recognized for their work how they approach their jobs. You can…
There's an AP for that
October 10, 2017
More New York City students are taking AP exams, though racial gaps persist
The number of students who took at least one AP test in 2017 rose by 10 percent, while the pass rate went up 7.5 percent.
September 7, 2017
From a preschool to a struggling school, Mayor de Blasio helps city kick off a new school year
Dispatches from the mayor and chancellor's citywide school tour on the first day of the 2017-18 academic year.
July 19, 2017
New York City continues to lose track of thousands of school computers, audit finds
"I shouldn’t have to come back every two years to explain why this matters."
Kids who code
July 5, 2017
At GenCyber Boot Camp, Memphis students get lessons in coding — and exposure to hot careers
Summer camps offered at the University of Memphis provide important training about cybersecurity and coding for that purpose.
haters gonna hate
June 29, 2017
Bronx borough president to high school grads: ‘Start breaking the mold of what the face of techies look like’
The tech industry in New York City has a diversity problem. The Bronx Academy for Software Engineering was launched to help solve it.
An education U-turn
June 20, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio has made many education promises. Here’s what he’s delivered so far — and what he hasn’t
With the mayoral election approaching, we've taken stock of de Blasio's progress on education.
computer science for all
December 8, 2016
Report: Brooklyn schools lack laptops, strong Wi-Fi, as city expands computer science education
The findings provide a glimpse at how difficult it will be for Mayor de Blasio to achieve his ambitious goal of offering computer science in every city school by 2025.
techie in chief
November 4, 2016
New York City Department of Education appoints chief information officer
Peter Quinn, who previously served in the same role for the state of Massachusetts, will oversee efforts to improve internet access at schools and develop policies to keep data safe.
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