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.
By Kyle Palmer Every weekday, Chanel Hines commutes from Walnut Creek across the Bay Bridge to an office building in downtown San Francisco. When she arrives (usually around nine), she logs into her computer, sits down at her desk, and checks her schedule for upcoming appointments. Then she might begin working on a project or […]
Design thinking is not just for professional designers. Anyone, including high school students, can find a way to apply creative problem-solving skills to important social problems. And that’s the point of School: By Design, as reported by Good’s Allison Arieff. The youth-mentoring program, initatied by Design Ignites Change challenges high-schoolers in underserved communities to redesign […]