Computer Science

Education news, analysis, and opinion about computer science curriculum & instruction, including coding, robotics, & artificial intelligence
Ninth graders Angela Alexy, Zoe Doyle, and Sarah Retallick use Instamorph to mold a custom phone cord holder at Pennsbury High School in Falls Township, Pa., on March 19, 2018. Bucks County schools are involving girls in STEM programs.
Ninth graders mold a custom phone cord holder in a STEM program at Pennsbury High School in Falls Township, Pa. Women’s interest in computer science mostly starts in high school, according to the Girls Who Code/Logitech report.
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Future of Work The Key to Getting Girls Interested in STEM Could Be Their Teacher
A majority of women surveyed said that a teacher had the greatest influence in their decision to pursue a career in technology.
Lauraine Langreo, August 17, 2022
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Tight shot of diverse, elementary school children using a tablet in class
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Classroom Technology Why Computer Science Classes Should Double Down on AI and Data Science
AI and data science should be part of the focus for those working to expand computer science education, an expert says.
Alyson Klein, July 29, 2022
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Hispanic teenage girl writing and using computer
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Future of Work Major American Companies to Schools: Expand Access to Computer Science
A letter signed by 500 corporate, nonprofit, and education leaders calls for states to improve access to computer science education.
Alyson Klein, July 12, 2022
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A screenshot from the game, Minecraft Dungeon.
A screenshot from the game, Minecraft Dungeon.
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Future of Work Want to Get Girls Interested in STEM Careers? Try Minecraft
Two teachers in Louisiana started an after-school club to get girls interested in STEM.
Lauraine Langreo, June 29, 2022
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Julian Gresham, 12, left, works in a group to program a Bee-Bot while in their fifth grade summer school class Monday, June 14, 2021, at Goliad Elementary School. Bee-bots and are new to Ector County Independent School District and help to teach students basic programming skills like sequencing, estimation and problem-solving.
Students work in a group to program a Bee-Bot while in their summer school class at Goliad Elementary School in Odessa, Texas.
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Early Childhood Get a Very Early Start on Teaching Coding Skills. Pilot Study Suggests Trying Robotic Toys
The study found that coding exercises enhanced the preschoolers’ problem-solving skills, creativity, and determination.
Lauraine Langreo, June 24, 2022
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Curriculum Spotlight Spotlight on Curriculum
This Spotlight will help you explore parental involvement in curriculum choices, how curriculum can help students’ media literacy, and more.
June 1, 2022
Students in the aviation program at Magruder High School take a look at the exposed engine of an airplane during a visit to the Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Md., on April 6, 2022.
Students in the aviation program at Magruder High School in Rockville, Md., examine the exposed engine of an airplane during a visit to the nearby Montgomery County Airpark in April.
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Science 4 Teaching Ideas Students Will Benefit From Now and as Adults
Problem solving and entrepreneurial thinking are being integrated into STEM instruction in very creative and relevant ways.
Lesly Moore, May 12, 2022
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Megan Bowen walks through the lesson plan for the day during class at Salem Academy Charter School in Salem, Mass., on April 25, 2022.
Megan Bowen walks through the lesson plan for the day during class at Salem Academy Charter School in Salem, Mass., on April 25, 2022.
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Science These 3 Latina Teachers Are Pushing the Boundaries of Computer Science Class
From California to Massachusetts to Puerto Rico, Latina educators are helping expand notions of what counts as "real" computer science.
Benjamin Herold, May 3, 2022
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Student Well-Being Opinion Can Computer Coding Be Used to Teach Values? This Scholar Thinks So
Professor Marina Umaschi Bers argues that schools can teach computer coding in ways that develop character and technical skills.
Rick Hess, April 13, 2022
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Conceptual illustration of a data being examined through a smart phone
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Curriculum Opinion Data Science Is the Future. Let's Start Teaching It
The subject needs to be part of rigorous math prep leading to college and careers, argues Freakonomics author Steven D. Levitt.
Steven D. Levitt, January 7, 2022
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High School Students and Teacher wearing face masks in Classroom Setting working on laptop technology
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Science More Than Half of High Schools Now Offer Computer Science, But Inequities Persist
The percentage of high schools offering computer science courses increased from 35 percent to 51 percent in just three years, new report shows.
Alyson Klein, November 3, 2021
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In this 2015 photo, third grader Iyana Simmons works on a coding exercise at Michael Anderson School in Avondale, Ariz.
A new Gallup survey shows that Black girls are more likely than white girls to express an interest in computer science.
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Science There Aren't Enough Computer Science Classes for All the Kids Who Want to Take Them
Black and Hispanic students, and those from low-income families, are less likely to have access to computer science courses.
Alyson Klein, September 30, 2021
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Classroom Technology Video Making Tech Work for Schools—And Students
Technology Director Mark Breen wants all students in his district to be comfortable with technology, including specific skills like coding.
Jaclyn Borowski & Alyson Klein, February 25, 2020
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Science Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About STEAM and Coding?
Quiz Yourself: How are schools infusing the arts into STEM education and how are students becoming interested in coding?
David Rosenzweig, February 24, 2020
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