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In a New Survey, Teachers Say There’s a Disconnect in Computer Science Education

Is there a disconnect in current efforts to teach computer science? Some teachers think so. In a new survey, 88 percent of teacher respondents said they believe computer science is critical for students’ success in the workplace—but two in 10 teachers said their students aren’t taught any computer science.

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How Do We Make Edtech More Effective? (Hint: It Has Nothing to Do With Technology)

Kathy Noble was my son Colin’s special-education teacher. Back in 1999, when Colin was 10, my conversations to date with doctors, therapists and psychologists had been largely focused on Colin’s disability.But my discussions with Ms. Noble focused on Colin: his unique sense of humor, his all-consuming fascination with Harry Potter books, and his uncanny ability to catalog facts regarding the myths and folktales of cultures across the globe.

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Polls Reveal What Teachers and Parents Want From School Data

Two new polls show that parents and teachers are in step when it comes to their beliefs on data in education. Both groups think data can help them make important decisions for students.

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Teens Know Social Media Is Manipulative. But They Just Can’t Get Enough.

Almost three-quarters of teens said they know social media companies are manipulating them into spending more time online. Yet somewhat paradoxically, they also say the technology has a positive impact on their wellbeing.

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Applying Artificial Intelligence to the Search for EdTech: An SRI-EdSurge Collaboration

Searching for educational technology (edtech) can be overwhelming. The number of products available is daunting: for example, Apple’s App Store contains more than 80,000 educational apps. And for educators, the decision has high-stakes implications for budgets and student learning.To assist in their search, some educators turn to online edtech product summaries. But it’s hard for these summaries to keep up with the pace of technology development. Product information can quickly become out-of-date, and it can take time to review new products.

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The Biggest Challenge for District Leaders? Finding and Keeping Good Teachers

After a year of teacher-led walkouts and elevated concerns over declining teacher salaries, a new survey of school superintendents cites finding and keeping qualified teachers as their highest-priority issue.

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Survey Says: Parents Think Tech Companies Should Help Build Kids’ Digital Skills

As the debate about children’s screen time continues to rage, a new survey commissioned by Microsoft sheds some light on where parents stand.

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New Survey Says Only a Third of College Students Feel Prepared for Job Market and Workplace

Overall, only about a third of college students feel prepared that they’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the job market and in the workplace.

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Educators on Artificial Intelligence: Here's the One Thing it Can't Do Well

It isn’t just the tech entrepreneurs and Hollywood directors who dream about the role that artificial intelligence can play, or will play, in everyday human life—educators have begin to join them.

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