Topic: cs education

From the Editors: Education finally done right

There’s a lot of talk of college-level computer science education in SD Times and on the website this month, and with good reason: It is back-to-school season. On one hand, some industry execs are complaining that the kids they get out of college generally don’t have many useful skills beyond rudimentary knowledge of a few … continue reading

Educators, Google tackle the national CS teacher certification problem

The current state of computer science teacher certification is very much in flux. Many states offer no CS certification courses for middle or high school teachers, and even fewer require teacher certifications before teaching CS classes. Tech companies such as Google, Microsoft and Oracle are corporate sponsors of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), which … continue reading partners with College Board for nationwide CS education, the nonprofit computer science education organization behind Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code campaign, has announced a partnership with the College Board to bring computer science courses to school districts nationwide. The partnership is intended to encourage high schools in 35 of the nation’s largest districts, including New York City, Chicago … continue reading Protection Status