At Last! A Computer Science Course for All Kids

Published by EducationNews.org — Democratize the skills that are now the gateway into the 21st century economy. The classroom reverberates with a lot of boom, bang, thwring, crash!  When the door opens, kids seem to be watching a big-screen video game.  Their 8th-grade computer-science teacher, Patrick Culliname, slips out, quickly shutting the door against theContinue reading “At Last! A Computer Science Course for All Kids”

Students Can Take More Responsibility for Success on State Tests

Published by EducationNews.org — Test scores go up when the results make a difference to the kids.  Otherwise many won’t takes tests seriously. Until the year 2000 I adamantly opposed “high-stakes” state testing, where failure would cost a kid a diploma.  Why penalize kids for what the schools failed to do? But that year, inContinue reading “Students Can Take More Responsibility for Success on State Tests”