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Computer Science Education

What Students And Teachers Really Think About Computer Science In Schools

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

Teachers who work at the poorest schools are more likely to think that computer science is vital to their students’ futures, but are less likel...

Internet and Society - Looking Toward the Future

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery | Posted 10.13.2015 | Technology
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery

Computers, computational algorithms, new forms of computing such as quantum computing, and the aggregation of large amounts of measured data have set the stage for new discoveries and insights about the world around us and in us.

America's Combat Towards Government Surveillance

Joshua Ebrahimi | Posted 06.13.2015 | Education
Joshua Ebrahimi

While focusing on liberal arts is definitely important to teach our children, John Oliver's uncovering of Americans ill-informed comprehension of the Internet proves we need to place computer science at the same core level as math, science, history and reading.

Recruiting Great Teachers Starts With Eliminating the Status Quo

Vince Bertram | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Vince Bertram

If the United States is to continue as a world leader, we must lead the world in education. And to provide the highest quality education, we must attract the highest quality teachers.

Why Pi Day Matters

Morgan Reed | Posted 05.14.2015 | Technology
Morgan Reed

March 14th is a special date that math enthusiasts and educators mark on their calendars every year. It's Pi Day, and many celebrate the occasion by highlighting the critical importance of computer science education.

Free Devices Will Help 1 Million U.K. Students Learn To Code

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.16.2015 | Good News

Coding is the door to the digital future, and kids are holding the key. On Thursday, the BBC launched a major initiative called Make it Digital th...

Should We Require Computer Science Classes?

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 03.07.2015 | Technology
Rajat Bhageria

it is precisely because we live in this modern world that this recent subject is so incredibly important; everything around us was in some sense affected by code, and yet most of us cannot even write a simple program that calculates how much gas we use in a year.

Obama Writes His First Line Of Code

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology

Obama became the first president in U.S. history to write a line of code Monday.

What Can You Do With Code?

Jeremy Pesner | Posted 01.31.2015 | Technology
Jeremy Pesner

While there is no shortage of schools, tutorials and other means to learn code (and even other resources extolling the benefits), its inherent value has not been communicated well.

Why Is the Computer Science Education Act Now the Most Broadly Co-Sponsored Education Bill in the House?

Daniel Kent | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Daniel Kent

Underpinning what is now known as the Third Industrial Revolution, computers and information technology have influenced the the direction of our nation and redefined social norms and youths' aspirations.

The Global Search for Education: Can I Have a Hammer?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We need to let kids discover the problems they want to solve, like Steve Jobs, Jack Dorsey or 15-year-old Jack Andraka who created the pancreatic ca...

Computer Science Education: A Path Forward in Global Youth Unemployment Crisis

Lori Forte Harnick | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Lori Forte Harnick

If we do not mobilize to provide these vital tools, skills and education, we will squander the incredible potential of the world's youth and put at risk our future global economic security.

Why Teach Computer Science in High Schools?

Brian Heese | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Brian Heese

There is a lot of debate about whether we need more STEM-skilled professionals. Skills taught in classes like computer programming develop students in ways that help them over the long term.

In the Throes of an Inflection Point

Antonio D'souza | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Antonio D'souza

We are in the throes of an inflection point in the ease of materializing and exploiting new ideas. All one needs is a new idea, the will to create and enough domain knowledge to get the ball rolling.

Tessa Ann Taylor, an Up and Coming Twenty-Something High Tech Entrepreneur, Shares Her Story and Offers Insights to STEM Girls

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.03.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

"I take inspiration every day from my fellow Smithies, all of whom are equally ambitious. They are an impressive (albeit sometimes intimidating) group of women, of which I am blessed to be a part."

Education Can Be Recreation This Thanksgiving

Kiki Prottsman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents
Kiki Prottsman

Chances are, you're going to have a hard time trying to avoid technology this Thanksgiving... so why not surprise your family by embracing the robotic uprising this year, rather than trying to prevent it?

How Diversity in Computer Programming Will Benefit Everyone

Rebecca Novak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rebecca Novak

There are many obstacles for students to learn computer science. Whether or not one believes that everyone can be a programmer, the fact remains that 90 percent of high school students never even have the opportunity to learn.

How Computer Science Education Can Open Doors for Youth

Lori Harnick | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Lori Harnick

The economic recovery is underway, but an important group is being left behind. According to a new report by the International Youth Foundation, the global youth unemployment rate is expected to reach 12.8 percent by 2018.

Turning the Tides for STEM in Washington State

Cheryl Platz | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
Cheryl Platz

Things worth doing are rarely easy, and the step to theoretical work from small programming projects can be a large one. And particularly for women, retention in computer science and other STEM subjects is a real problem during the college years.

International Marathoner Wants Kids to Learn to Code

Maurya Couvares | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Maurya Couvares

Christine Gary had hopes of setting a world record as the youngest person to run a marathon on each continent. But when she found out that someone else beat her by just a few weeks, she settled on a new challenge.

LOOK: The World's Top 10 Computer Science Colleges

Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

Opinions differ, of course, but an annual ranking by The Academic Ranking Of World Universities of 200 universities around the globe indicates that ni...

How to Find the Best C.S. Students via Programming Competitions

David Thielen | Posted 01.17.2013 | College
David Thielen

It's a battle out there to find the top computer science students. How to find them and then get them interested in your company is a gigantic challen...

Why American Students Are Trailing in Computer Science

Kiki Prottsman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Education
Kiki Prottsman

Computational thinking gives students the skills required to solve problems even when they have never explicitly been taught the answers. It encourages them to think of things in creative ways. Don't those skills seem fundamental to a successful adult?

Building and Spreading Knowledge That Matters: Is Computing a Two-Edged Sword, or a Possible Solution?

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 02.11.2013 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

The new literacy is digital literacy, and at its heart is coding -- computer programming and computational design.

The Common Core Must Include Computer Science

Maggie Johnson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Technology
Maggie Johnson

We need computer science in K-12 curriculum, both as standalone courses and integrated into math and science.