It’s estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science. Some companies are trying to fill a void in American public education by teaching kids computer programming basics. The push comes amid projections that there will be far more tech sector jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.
Last September, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced: “Today is a great day! I have looked forward to this day for a long time–and so have America’s teachers, parents, students, and school leaders.” Duncan was excited about a new way of testing students, one that goes “beyond the bubble test,” the standardized assessments students take […]
Following last night’s State of the Union address by President Obama, the White House will host a State of the Union Education Roundtable on Thursday, Jan. 27. PBS Teachers has been asked to solicit questions from teachers about the education issues the President raised. A sampling of popular questions will be posed to Secretary of […]
In case you missed it, here’s Education for Innovation’s Digital Townhall meeting on December 7. EDUCATION FOR INNOVATION: A DIGITAL TOWN HALL from Innovation Economy on Vimeo. And below, a clip of the event: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks with Gwen Ifill on PBS about the dire need for American students to be able […]
“To achieve our goal of transforming American education, we must rethink basic assumptions and redesign our education system.” It’s a bold and broad statement, but it’s backed up with specifics in the Department of Education’s National Education Technology Plan. With the goal of raising the proportion of college graduates from 41 to 60 percent in […]
Ifanyi Bell has been a classroom teacher, a filmmaker, and currently develops and produces educational media for web-based, digital asset repositories at KQED. By Ifanyi Bell The U.S. Department of Education just launched an interesting, eye-catching new website, Teach.gov, intended to spearhead the department’s push to support the teaching profession. All it took was a […]
We got a glimpse into Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s vision for the American public education system Monday during his conversation with journalists at Education Nation. Recruiting qualified educators, and supporting, elevating, and giving incentives to teachers are his top priorities. Anticipating that 1 million baby-boom generation teachers will be retiring in the next few […]
I’m excited this weekend to receive the tell-tale blue bag on my doorstep — the New York Times, which will be bundled with the Sunday magazine’s Education Issue. Though I’ll probably read most of the articles online (I linked to the story about teaching with video games on Wednesday), the print issue’s a keeper. Here’s […]