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Most schools don’t teach computer science

Would it surprise you to know that most schools don’t teach computer science — not even the basics? It should, especially given that there will be about 1 million more…

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Minecraft finds a home in schools

Seventh-graders at Northbrook's Maple School in Illinois had just started learning about the Cold War when a handful of boys sat down at the school's library computers to cement their…

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Feds issue 6 data, privacy recommendations

A new White House report on privacy and data collection says the mass collection of information is "saving lives" but calls for additional safeguards in how personal information is stored…

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Philly’s coolest charter school is high-tech heaven

The coolest school in Philadelphia has a golden telescope on the roof, where everyone from kindergarten through 12th grade can watch explosions on the surface of the sun. Inside, all 1,327…

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Technical schools expanding to meet new needs

Technical schools’ reputations, and enrollments, are changing In one of the newest and fastest-growing secondary schools in Chester County, teacher Katie Smith was demonstrating proper technique to 16-year-old Courtney Draper…

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Renowned education system has a flip side: ingrained cheating

The voice that answers the number posted on the online ad is polished, confident: No one will suspect anything, he says. The gadget has never failed. A college senior, he sounds…

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Teacher ditches grades to help students

Lake County, Fla. teacher Lynn Barrett's young students chatter softly while huddled in groups over their iPads as they explain the cause and effect of events in a fictional story. The…

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College Board unveils changes in SAT that make test more practical

It might be fair to describe the major changes that are coming in 2016 to the nation's most-recognizable college-admissions test, the SAT, as "intense." In fact, understanding how the word "intense"…

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Got funding? State’s laptop plan at risk

The future of a pilot program eyed as a model to eventually put laptops in the hands of all Hawaii public school students and teachers is uncertain now that lawmakers…

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‘Why foreign languages are a ‘crucial’ skill

Educational technology consultant Alan November is fond of telling a story about a conversation he once had with a senior executive at a global investment bank.…