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States Are Adopting More Computer Science Policies. Are High Schools Keeping Up?

Talk of education policy—or any policy, for that matter—can often be dry, divisive or both. But when it comes to policy that expands access to computer science education, legislators tend to be interested and in agreement.That, plus rapid tech adoption by schools and a major push from advocacy organizations, explains why nearly every U.S. state has adopted at least one policy requiring, standardizing or funding computer science education in schools. Across individual U.S. schools, however, computer science instruction is still far from ubiquitous, according to a new report.

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GitHub’s New Education Bundle Equips Students With Industry-Standard Coding Tools

What better way to prepare students for coding careers and computer science-related fields than introducing them to the tools that professionals use?

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Computer Science Educators Wanted: How This New Program Is Addressing the Shortage

In an environment of 21st century demand from tech-hungry students, educators are largely stuck with out-of-date or insufficient training to keep up with demand. Particularly in the area of computer science (CS), schools need more qualified teachers.

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CS For All Means Reaching Those Boys Who Do Not Code

During the last eight plus years of teaching kids to code, I have constantly worried about the girls who feel they do not belong in the world of computer science. I have created curriculum, strategies and a classroom environment to help girls fall in love with the subject. I am happy to report that many of these efforts show promise, and I continue to work on these each day. There is still so much more to be done to encourage girls to participate in computer science.

New Cybersecurity Course Teaches Teens the ABCs of (Ethical) Hacking

During the past few years data security has moved out of the shadows and basements of IT departments and into the global conversation. Today’s news cycle is littered with reports of high-profile hacks on credit reporting bureaus, ransomware attacks against schools and individuals and sensitive data stolen from brands like Target and LinkedIn.

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