Jen writes "The Early Years Foundation Curriculum, to be installed in 2007 is a list of 'early-learning goals for all schoolchildren and schoolchildren-to-be, starting in infancy. An article in The Guardian gives some details of the plan. Of note to Slashdot, on the list for 40-60+ months is the standard "Complete a simple program on a computer." Since most of the adult population I'm aware of can't do this, it seems a pretty ambitious goal, but maybe it'll solve that upcoming coder deficit in the news a few days back."
jcatcw writes "Wilkes University is pulling the last PC plugs in its switch over to Macs. The school will save more than $150,000 on hardware according to the school's IT director. He also cited security and a better OS as benefits. Students and faculty will still be able run Windows applications."