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Iowa Adds Computer Science to K-12 Curriculum

A new law passed in Iowa requires the state's Department of Education to establish standards in computer science for K-12 and a credential for teachers who teach CS. The hope is that by July 2019, every high school will offer…

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Should all Maryland students learn to write computer code?

Democrat Alec Ross on Wednesday announced the first campaign promise of the 2018 race for governor, proposing that every Maryland school offer computer science and coding courses by 2022.  The technology entrepreneur is the first candidate to formally launch a…

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Sparring over vouchers could kill school finance reforms

Texas's House education chairman wants the Senate to scrap its push for a narrowed school voucher plan for students with disabilities and instead find other ways to help children with special needs.  At the same time, senators made it clear…

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Hopson floats year-round school as a possibility in Memphis

School leaders in Memphis are seriously considering a year-round calendar as a way to prevent “summer slump” and boost test scores.  Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said his new summer learning academy — which this year will teach 8,000 students at 22…

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Lessons On Race And Vouchers From Milwaukee

The Trump administration has made school choice, vouchers in particular, a cornerstone of its education agenda. This has generated lots of interest in how school voucher programs across the country work and whom they benefit.  The oldest school voucher program…

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Political Policy Questions Tinge Ed-Tech Conference

Political uncertainty in the federal policy arena hung heavy over the recent ASU/GSV Summit here, an annual event that draws thousands of educational technology executives, developers, and investors, as well as educators.  Among the biggest questions at last week's conference:…

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