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Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook Press WA For $40M For New UW CS Building 102 comments
Argonne National Laboratory Shuts Down Online Ask a Scientist Program 104 comments
Interviews: Ask Senior Director Matt Keller About the Global Learning XPRIZE 31 comments
Ask Slashdot: Terminally Ill - What Wisdom Should I Pass On To My Geek Daughter? 698 comments
Using Microfinance to Develop Coding Talent (Video) 23 comments
How One Developer Got the Internet To Watch People Code 65 comments
Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge 675 comments
L.A. School Superintendent Folds on Laptops-For-Kids Program 139 comments
Carnegie-Mellon Sends Hundreds of Acceptance Letters By Mistake 131 comments
Government, Military and Private Sector Fighting Over Next-Gen Cyber-Warriors 68 comments
Bill Gates On Educating the World 156 comments
Ask Slashdot: Are General Engineering Skills Undervalued In Web Development? 323 comments
Should We Really Try To Teach Everyone To Code? 291 comments
What Intel's $300 Million Diversity Pledge Really Means 254 comments
Autism: Are Social Skills Groups and Social Communication Therapy Worthwhile? 289 comments
WA Pushes Back On Microsoft and Code.org's Call For Girls-First CS Education 288 comments
Arkansas Declares a High School CS Education State of Emergency 120 comments
Will Elementary School Teachers Take the Rap For Tech's Diversity Problem? 493 comments
AP Test's Recursion Examples: An Exercise In Awkwardness 252 comments
Google-Advised Disney Cartoon Aims To Convince Preschool Girls Coding's Cool 254 comments
Washington May Count CS As Foreign Language For College Admission 259 comments
Ask Slashdot: Pros and Cons of Homeschooling? 700 comments
Study Predicts 9% Drop In Salaries of New CS Grads This Year 170 comments
WA Bill Takes Aim at Boys' Dominance In Computer Classes 779 comments
What Happens When the "Sharing Economy" Meets Higher Education 94 comments
Texas Boy Suspended For "Threatening" Classmate With the One Ring 591 comments
Can Students Have Too Much Tech? 198 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do I Engage 5th-8th Graders In Computing? 175 comments
Nobel Laureate and Laser Inventor Charles Townes Passes 73 comments
Why Coding Is Not the New Literacy 212 comments
Brought To You By the Letter R: Microsoft Acquiring Revolution Analytics 105 comments
Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT 376 comments
Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration 514 comments
Illinois Students Suspected of Cyberbullying Must Provide Social Media Passwords 323 comments
Justified: Visual Basic Over Python For an Intro To Programming 648 comments
The Free Educational Software GCompris Comes To Android 75 comments
Your High School Wants You To Install Snapchat 157 comments
Washington DC's Public Library Will Teach People How To Avoid the NSA 81 comments
Authors Alarmed As Oxford Junior Dictionary Drops Nature Words 174 comments
UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them 388 comments
South Africa Begins Ambitious Tablets In Schools Pilot Project 66 comments
Education Debate: Which Is More Important - Grit, Or Intelligence? 249 comments
Chicago E-Learning Scheme Embraces Virtual Badges For Public Schoolers 46 comments
Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College 703 comments
The Luxury of a Bottomless Bucket of Bandwidth For Georgia Schools 117 comments
Intel Pledges $300 Million To Improve Diversity In Tech 341 comments
DuinoKit Helps Teach Students About Electronics (Video) 61 comments
Better Learning Through Expensive Software? One Principal Thinks Not 169 comments
Museum's Adults-Only Nights Show That Alcohol and Science Are a Good Mix 131 comments
School Defied Google and US Government, Let Boys Program White House Xmas Trees 355 comments
White House Touts Obama's 1-Liner as 2014 Tech Highlight 65 comments
An Open Source Flat Pack Robot Arm That's As Easy To Build As Ikea Furniture 39 comments
Boston Elementary, Middle Schools To Get a Longer Day 161 comments
The World of YouTube Bubble Sort Algorithm Dancing 68 comments
Tech's Gender Gap Started At Stanford 224 comments
Putting Time Out In Time Out: The Science of Discipline 323 comments
Librarians: The Google Before Google 94 comments
Calculus Textbook Author James Stewart Has Died 170 comments
Ask Slashdot: Resources For Kids Who Want To Make Games? 121 comments
Startup Helps You Build Your Very Own Picosatellite On a Budget 21 comments
New AP Course, "Computer Science Principles," Aims To Make CS More Accessible 208 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Should a Liberal Arts Major Get Into STEM? 280 comments
Touring a Carnival Cruise Simulator: 210 Degrees of GeForce-Powered Projection 42 comments
Raspberry Pi In Space 56 comments
Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices 307 comments
2014 Geek Gift Guide 113 comments
MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin 416 comments
Seeking Coders, Tech Titans Turn To K-12 Schools 105 comments
Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science? 584 comments
FBI Seizes Los Angeles Schools' iPad Documents 229 comments
Chromebooks Overtake iPads In US Education Market 193 comments
Interviews: Adora Svitak Answers Your Questions 107 comments
Google, National Parks Partner To Let Girls Program White House Xmas Tree Lights 333 comments
Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools 233 comments
Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing 523 comments
Gilbert, AZ Censors Biology Books the Old-Fashioned Way 289 comments
In UK Study, Girls Best Boys At Making Computer Games 312 comments
UK Announces Hybrid Work/Study Undergraduate Program To Fill Digital Gap 110 comments
Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk 481 comments
2014 Hour of Code: Do Ends Justify Disney Product Placement Means? 125 comments
Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court 203 comments
Interviews: Ask Adora Svitak About Education and Women In STEM and Politics 155 comments
"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon 561 comments
NYT: Privacy Concerns For ClassDojo, Other Tracking Apps For Schoolchildren 66 comments
Ask Slashdot: Professionally Packaged Tools For Teaching Kids To Program? 107 comments
Coding Bootcamps Presented As "College Alternative" 226 comments
Billionaire Donors Lavish Millions On Code.org Crowdfunding Project 84 comments
Ask Slashdot: Programming Education Resources For a Year Offline? 223 comments
Education Chief Should Know About PLATO and the History of Online CS Education 134 comments
Microsoft Losing the School Markets To iPads and Chromebooks 219 comments
US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System 698 comments
Duke: No Mercy For CS 201 Cheaters Who Don't Turn Selves In By Wednesday 320 comments
Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech 459 comments
The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat 438 comments
Eben Upton Explains the Raspberry Pi Model A+'s Redesign 107 comments
Codecademy's ReSkillUSA: Gestation Period For New Developers Is 3 Months 173 comments
Interviews: Ask Robert Ballard About Ocean Exploration 40 comments
Too Many Kids Quit Science Because They Don't Think They're Smart 273 comments
It's Time To Revive Hypercard 299 comments
Colleges Face New 'Gainful Employment' Regulations For Student Loans 331 comments
Mark Zuckerberg And John Doerr Donate $1M To Expand The Hour Of Code Campaign 24 comments
The Most Highly Cited Scientific Papers of All Time 81 comments
Technology Group Promises Scientists Their Own Clouds 45 comments
Tech Giants Donate $750 Million In Goods and Services To Underprivileged Schools 143 comments
Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease 1007 comments
Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment 608 comments
Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills 553 comments
Microsoft Exec Opens Up About Research Lab Closure, Layoffs 55 comments
Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code 164 comments
Be True To Your CS School: LinkedIn Ranks US Schools For Job-Seeking Programmers 130 comments
Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too 213 comments
Raspberry Pi Sales Approach 4 Million 146 comments
Despite Push From Tech Giants, AP CS Exam Counts Don't Budge Much In Most States 144 comments
AnandTech's Intro To Semiconductor Tech 21 comments
Ask Slashdot: Capture the Flag Training 102 comments
Glut of Postdoc Researchers Stirs Quiet Crisis In Science 283 comments
Genes Don't Just Predict Intelligence, But Also How Well You Do In School 154 comments
Google Code-In 2014 and Google Summer of Code 2015 Announced 15 comments
Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System? 389 comments
Only Two States Have Rules To Prevent Cheating On Computerized Tests 95 comments
Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline 342 comments
Code.org: Blame Tech Diversity On Education Pipeline, Not Hiring Discrimination 227 comments
David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures 942 comments
How Tech Is Transforming Teaching In a South African Township 26 comments
Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China 90 comments
Kano Ships 18,000 Learn-To-Code Computer Kits 53 comments
Microsoft Co-opts Ice Bucket Challenge Idea To Promote Coding In Latin America 96 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Keep Students' Passwords Secure? 191 comments
The Site That Teaches You To Code Well Enough To Get a Job 131 comments
Ask Slashdot: Who Should Pay Costs To Attend Conferences? 182 comments
How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything 795 comments
Is Google's Non-Tax Based Public School Funding Cause For Celebration? 88 comments
Ask Slashdot: Alternate Software For Use On Smartboards? 96 comments
The Minecraft Parent 174 comments
ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children 981 comments
College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class 270 comments
Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech? 392 comments
Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles 182 comments
The MOOC Revolution That Wasn't 182 comments
Harvard's CompSci Intro Course Boasts Record-Breaking Enrollment 144 comments
Ask Slashdot: Robotics or Electronic Kits For Wounded Veterans? 115 comments
Protesters Blockade Microsoft's Seattle Headquarters Over Tax Breaks 246 comments
Getting Into College the Old Fashioned Way: With Money 161 comments
Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him? 363 comments
Music Training's Cognitive Benefits Could Help "At-Risk" Students 58 comments
Privacy Vulnerabilities In Coursera, Including Exposed Student Email Addresses 31 comments
How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms 359 comments
Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science? 546 comments
Code.org Discloses Top Donors 59 comments
In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist 441 comments
Feynman Lectures Released Free Online 70 comments
Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries 221 comments
Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio 528 comments
Statistics Losing Ground To CS, Losing Image Among Students 115 comments
Free Law Casebook Project Starts With IP Coursebook 22 comments
ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science 329 comments
South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur" 421 comments
It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart 243 comments
Students From States With Faster Internet Tend To Have Higher Test Scores 175 comments
Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year 179 comments
Reading, Writing, 'Rithmetic, and Blockly 18 comments
Is Remote Instruction the Future of College? 81 comments
Student Bookstores Beware, Amazon Comes To Purdue Campus 95 comments
About Half of Kids' Learning Ability Is In Their DNA 227 comments
Chicago Mayor Praises Google For Buying Kids Microsoft Surfaces 137 comments
Slashdot Asks: Should Schooling Be Year-Round? 421 comments
Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum? 637 comments
MIT Considers Whether Courses Are Outdated 205 comments
UK Spy Agency Certifies Master's Degrees In Cyber Security 45 comments
How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill? 180 comments
"ExamSoft" Bar Exam Software Fails Law Grads 100 comments
Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers 91 comments
Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro 158 comments
AP Computer Science Test Takers Up 8,000; Pass Rate Down 6.8% 119 comments
Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools 225 comments
For Half, Degrees In Computing, Math, Or Stats Lead To Other Jobs 174 comments
How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads 285 comments
High School Students Not Waiting For Schools To Go Online 82 comments
Math, Programming, and Language Learning 241 comments
Interviews: Ask Dr. Andy Chun About Artificial Intelligence 71 comments
ChickTech Brings Hundreds of Young Women To Open Source 158 comments
Interviews: Juan Gilbert Answers Your Questions 18 comments
How To Fix The Shortage of K-5 Scholastic Chess Facilitators 128 comments
Elite Group of Researchers Rule Scientific Publishing 123 comments
Geographic Segregation By Education 230 comments
FCC Approves Subsidy Plan to Upgrade School and Library Networks 70 comments
FCC Approves Plan To Spend $5B Over Next Five Years On School Wi-Fi 54 comments
Prof. Andy Tanenbaum Retires From Vrije University 136 comments
Interviews: Ask Juan Gilbert About Human-Centered Computing 30 comments
Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language 415 comments
Does Google Have Too Much Influence Over K-12 CS Education? 66 comments
Duolingo is a Free, Crowdsourced Language Learning App (Video) 75 comments
Is K-12 CS Education the Next Common Core? 113 comments
Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities 376 comments
Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses 561 comments
What's Your STEM Degree Worth? 148 comments
College Offers Athletic Scholarships To Gamers 102 comments
Computational Thinking: AP Computer Science Vs AP Statistics? 155 comments
Teaching College Is No Longer a Middle Class Job 538 comments
Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative 548 comments
Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools 649 comments
Even In Digital Photography Age, High Schoolers Still Flock To the Darkroom 240 comments
Starbucks Offers Workers 2 Years of Free College 169 comments
Average HS Student Given Little Chance of AP CS Success 293 comments
Ask Slashdot: PC-Based Oscilloscopes On a Microbudget? 172 comments
Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional In California 519 comments
South African Schools To Go Textbook Free 76 comments
Interviews: Forrest Mims Answers Your Questions 161 comments
Parents Mobilize Against States' Student Data Mining 139 comments
Fixing the Humanities Ph.D. 325 comments
Science Moneyball: The Secret to a Successful Academic Career 42 comments
Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Earns One Million Dollars In Less Than a Day 164 comments
Temporary Classrooms Are Bad For the Environment, and Worse For Kids 187 comments
Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy 772 comments
Chelsea Clinton At NCWIT: More PE, Less Zuckerberg 255 comments
Ph.Ds From MIT, Berkeley, and a Few Others Dominate Top School's CS Faculties 155 comments
Microsoft Office Mix: No-Teacher-Left-Behind Course Authoring 27 comments
Teachers Union: Computers Can Negatively Impact Children's Ability To Learn 310 comments
Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards 688 comments
The Linux Foundation and edX Team Up for Intoduction to Linux Class 74 comments
Fixing the Pain of Programming 294 comments
The Big Biz of Spying On Little Kids 111 comments
US College Students Still Aren't All That Interested In Computer Science 306 comments
Zuckerberg's $100 Million Education Gift Solved Little 335 comments
The Foundry Will Soon be a Makerspace in Bellingham, Washington (Video) 35 comments
Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds 166 comments
Brazilian Kids Learning English By Video Chatting With Elderly Americans 147 comments
Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding 125 comments
Wyoming Is First State To Reject Science Standards Over Climate Change 661 comments
$200 For a Bound Textbook That You Can't Keep? 252 comments
Stanford Getting Rid of $18 Billion Endowment of Coal Stock 208 comments
Google Announces "Classroom" 143 comments
Students Remember Lectures Better Taking Notes Longhand Than Using Laptops 191 comments
Kids To Get the Best CS Teachers $15/Hr Can Buy 157 comments
An MIT Dean's Defense of the Humanities 264 comments
Google Halts Gmail Scanning for Education Apps Users 67 comments
Coding Bootcamps Already 1/8th the Size of CS Undergraduates 92 comments
Grading Software Fooled By Nonsense Essay Generator 187 comments
MIT Bitcoin Project To Create Cryptocurrency Ecosystem, Give $100 Per Student 107 comments
Programming Education Making A Comeback In Primary Schools 138 comments
Finding the Next Generation of Teachers With "Innovative Microsoft Ads" 122 comments
Master of Analytics Program Admission Rates Falling To Single Digits 74 comments
Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions 410 comments
Parents' Privacy Concerns Kill 'Personalized Learning' Initiative 93 comments
Our Education System Is Failing IT 306 comments
Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad 358 comments
L.A. Science Teacher Suspended Over Student Science Fair Projects 253 comments
Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common? 390 comments
Minerva CEO Details His High-Tech Plan To Disrupt Universities 106 comments
Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs 355 comments
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