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.
National Education Technology Plan
To Will Richardson, the word “reform” is inadequate in describing what needs to happen in education. “Transformation” is more accurate, and for years, he’s been actively proselytizing the need for a complete restructuring of the public education system. Richardson is now galvanizing his educator peers to send a loud — and just as importantly, clear […]
Last month, the Department of Education released its 124-page, information-packed National Education Technology Plan. I spoke with Karen Cator, the Director of the Office of Educational Technology, about the reality of implementing some of these guidlines into the existing public education system. Her answers were direct, forthright, and sensible. It’s apparent that the authors spent […]
I’m looking forward to speaking tomorrow with Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Technology at the Department of Education. I have a slew of questions for her about the National Education Technology Plan released last month. To recap, the DOE’s goal is to raise the proportion of college graduates from 41 to 60 percent […]
“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 […]