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.
Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools. What seemed like on-the-fringe experiments, like game-based learning, have turned into real trends, and have gradually made their way into many (though certainly not most) classrooms.
As the movement against excessive homework continues to grow, some parents say they’re drawing a line in the sand between home and school. Schools, in turn, are starting to rethink the role of homework and how it should be assigned. If homework serves simply as busy work — proof that kids are “learning,” then that […]
Parents’ directive to kids to “go do your homework” may soon be a thing of the past. School districts across the country, from New Jersey to Wyoming to California are banning homework — or at least shortening the allotted time to make it more “meaningful and manageable.” Simply put, the anti-homework camp points out the […]