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.
While Americans debate whether higher education is worth its steep cost, another movement is quietly taking hold: microfinancing college tuition for students around the world. Though microfinancing is usually referred to funding small businesses abroad, the Seattle-based non-profit Vittana aims to help students around the world attend post-secondary schools. Rather than lending to individual entrepreneurs, […]