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.
New York City public schools
Correction (6/23): Updated to note that School of One received a federal, not a state grant. It’s a defining moment for School of One. What started as an experimental after-school program two years ago has grown into a core part of three public schools in New York City, and education industry observers are watching closely […]
New York City schools and Wireless Generation (owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.) are forming close alliances. According to WNYC, the New York Department of Education “plans to award a no-bid contract for building a data system to the same company that built New York City’s ARIS system for tracking student achievement.” Here’s more: The […]
Online learning is on the rise, particularly in blended learning environments, as educators find ways to leverage the specific advantages of both virtual and traditional classrooms. New York City Department of Education’s iZone is taking the lead with iLearnNYC, a virtual learning pilot program that allows participating students to take Advanced Placement (AP) classes and […]