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Code.org takes computer science into middle schools

Seattle nonprofit Code.org is bringing computer science education to 800 more classrooms – and this time, it’s geared toward middle schoolers.  The Seattle organization, founded in 2012 by entrepreneurs Ali and Hadi Partovi, trains teachers to teach computer science courses,…

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“Mars Experience” Offers Bus Trip To Space

A new bus at the Kennedy Space Center allows a person to go on a virtual mission to Mars.  The bus is called the Mars Experience and was created by Lockheed Martin, a global aerospace and defense company.  "It drives…

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Illinois House looks at school funding, but not budget

Day four of the General Assembly’s special sessions Saturday focused on school funding reform while any deal to actually pay through education next year through a state budget remained out of sight.  Republicans have called Senate Bill 1, which was…

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School Vouchers Get 2 New Report Cards

It is the education debate of the Trump era. With the president and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos using policy and the bully pulpit to champion private school vouchers, supporters and critics have tangled over the question: Do low-income, public school…

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An alternate route for school choice

A big part of Heritage’s push would be funded through the $1.3 billion federal Impact Aid program, which provides a financial boost to districts that lack a large tax base because of a military base, national park or Native American…

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