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Education check-up: Computer science, Common Core, and Millenials’ skills

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
March 25th, 2016

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Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week

Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit eSchoolNews.com and read up on other news you may have missed.

In this week’s news:

Shocking data reveals Millennials lacking skills across board
International data sets show U.S. Millennials hit global bottoms for skills in literacy, numeracy and technology problem-solving.

Partnerships strengthen computer science movement
Programs between the education, business communities help students become engaged in computer science courses from a younger age.

10 building blocks of early childhood education
High-quality early childhood education programs give students an equitable start, research says.

Common Core is changing how schools teach ELA and math
States considered strong adopters of Common Core are more likely to see a de-emphasis of fiction and a decline in advanced math enrollment among middle school students thanks to adoption, according to a new report.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura