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.
Reported by Ana Tintocalis Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says he knows how to fix education in America and he’s convening a national summit in San Francisco today to promote his ideas. Bush formed The Foundation for Excellence in Education after he was termed out of office four years ago. For this week’s event, he’s […]
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 […]
Joel Klein believes they could, according to a New York Post article. The former New York City Schools Chancellor, under whose leadership the School of One project was launched, now works for News Corp., which owns The Post. From the article: Klein was hesitant to delve into details about his new endeavors, but he said […]
From the Wall Street Journal: People familiar with the matter said News Corp. is interested in making other acquisitions and investments in technologies designed to change the way children learn, though it expects future deals to be significantly smaller and focused on bolstering Wireless Generation. The company, which also owns The Wall Street Journal, will […]