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.
Speak Up 2013
Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up Survey gives a good snapshot of how students across the country are using digital technology in and outside the classroom.
A recent survey of students shows they aren’t able to access the full range of learning tools available to them due to firewalls that keep them from social networks and a range of websites, as well as school restrictions on their smartphones.