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.
Here’s a good reason to start engaging students at a young age in how the electoral process works: more than 40 percent of young Americans don’t know key information about the voting process, according to a poll of young people’s view of the election conducted by the Youth Education Fund. The survey polled 1,695 youth […]
It’s election time, and for educators looking for creative ways to help students engage in political issues, here are some excellent ideas from the folks at the Infinite Thinking Machine. Projects include creating two-minute news videos about local issues, setting up a Fantasy Election site through MTV (like Fantasy Football), and having students debate issues […]
Lenny Gonzales By Lillian Mongeau Nearly seven million young people will be newly eligible to vote this November. And contrary to what most might think, a recent study of how these voters engage in politics using new media shows they’re paying close attention. “A lot of what we’re trying to understand is the way in […]