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.
If everything goes as hoped by supporters of the Connect All Schools Initiative, every school in the U.S. will be connected to schools abroad by 2016. Whether that’s through physical or virtual exchanges, and whether it’s in order learn foreign languages, solve global issues, collaborate on new media projects, or extend professional development opportunities to […]
By Sara Bernard Over the past five years, more than 27,000 students from Australia to Senegal to San Francisco have made films and other media about a wide range of subjects — from young refugees, to how to improve public education in the U.S., to environmental preservation, racial and gender discrimination, and more. They’ve produced […]