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Librarians: The Google Before Google 14 comments
Calculus Textbook Author James Stewart Has Died 166 comments
Ask Slashdot: Resources For Kids Who Want To Make Games? 120 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? 279 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
Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge 798 comments
Humans Are Taking Jobs From Robots In Japan 80 comments
Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job 287 comments
Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates? 431 comments
Phil Shapiro says 20,000 Teachers Should Unite to Spread Chromebooks (Video) 101 comments
93 Harvard Faculty Members Call On the University To Divest From Fossil Fuels 214 comments
Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0 673 comments
Should Microsoft Give Kids Programmable Versions of Office? 226 comments
It's Time To Bring Pseudoscience Into the Science Classroom 470 comments
Ask Slashdot: the State of Open CS, IT, and DBA Courseware in 2014? 84 comments
The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates 509 comments
Vint Cerf: CS Programs Must Change To Adapt To Internet of Things 163 comments
State Colleges May Offer Best ROI On Comp Sci Degrees 127 comments
Minnesota Teen Wins Settlement After School Takes Facebook Password 367 comments
Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree? 370 comments
Ask Slashdot: Moving From Tech Support To Development? 133 comments
Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework 278 comments
How Did Bill Nye Become the Science Guy? 220 comments
CEO Says One Laptop Per Child Project Has Achieved Its Goals 54 comments
Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free? 409 comments
New Stanford Institute To Target Bad Science 86 comments
The Poor Neglected Gifted Child 529 comments
Eric Schmidt On Why College Is Still Worth It 281 comments
Federal Student Aid Requirements At For-Profit Colleges Overhauled 295 comments
Is the New "Common Core SAT" Bill Gates' Doing? 273 comments
Is One Laptop Per Child Winding Down? 111 comments
How St. Louis Is Bootstrapping Hundreds of Programmers 147 comments
Computer Science Enrollments Rocketed Last Year, Up 22% 137 comments
Google Chairman on WhatsApp: $19 Bn For 50 People? Good For Them! 303 comments
Yik Yak, After Complaints From Schools, Suspends Its Service In Chicago 167 comments
Ask Slashdot: Online, Free Equivalent To a CompSci BS? 197 comments
School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA 417 comments
$2,400 'Introduction To Linux' Course Will Be Free and Online This Summer 84 comments
Amplify Education's New Intel Tablet Begs For Abuse 33 comments
California District Launches Country's First All-Electric School Bus 94 comments
Estimate: Academic Labs 11 Times More Dangerous Than Industrial Counterparts 153 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30? 451 comments
Jewish School Removes Evolution Questions From Exams 431 comments
College Board To Rethink the SAT, Partner With Khan Academy 134 comments
The Other Oscars: White House Hi-Tech Ed Film Winners 5 comments
Teaching Calculus To 5-Year-Olds 231 comments
Ask Slashdot: Modern Web Development Applied Science Associates Degree? 246 comments
U.S. Students/Grads Carrying Over $1 Trillion In Debt 538 comments
Why We Need To Teach Hacking In High School 124 comments
Code.org Resurrects 'Flappy Bird' As Programming Lesson 72 comments
Will Peggy the Programmer Be the New Rosie the Riveter? 333 comments
Do We Really Have a Shortage of STEM Workers? 491 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Essays and Short Stories Should Be In a Course On Futurism? 293 comments
Oklahoma Schools Required To Teach Students Personal Finance 304 comments
All In All, Kids Just Another Brick In the Data Wall 110 comments
Ask Slashdot: E-ink Reader For Academic Papers? 134 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best Options For Ongoing Education? 149 comments
Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates 597 comments
Watching a FIRST Competition Robot Being Built (Video) 29 comments
"Shark Tank" Competition Used To Select Education Tech 57 comments
South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards 665 comments
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