Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

See Code.org’s comparisons of CS curricula by grade level: elementary curricula. See a sample letter to principal, advocacy slide deck , and additional resources. This article originally appeared on The Advocate from the Computer Science Teachers Association.

Short on financial knowledge, some school districts get bad deals on bonds

The Hechinger Report

But Robbins, the University of Connecticut professor, takes a different view: It’s a matter of convenience for school districts that don’t want to put in the time and effort to seek out comparisons.

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Schools in the poorest state become even poorer

The Hechinger Report

This fall, students at Enterprise Attendance Center in the small city of Brookhaven may get to draw, paint and make crafts in an elementary art class — the first the school has had in 12 years. billion on elementary and secondary education.

N.Y.C. Schools to Decide on Amazon Contract Worth Up to $64.5M

Marketplace K-12

Much of the contracted e-content, including the education department’s core curriculum used by about 1,000 elementary and middle schools – is already available in e-book or e-content form.

New York’s upstate cities have some of the worst schools in the country

The Hechinger Report

A hallway at Franklin Elementary school lined with tiny lockers and student art. Katrina Allen, principal at Franklin Elementary School in Syracuse’s Washington Square neighborhood, has watched her city transform from manufacturing boomtown to bust.

Hillary Clinton’s preschool revolution?

The Hechinger Report

As a young attorney, she worked for the Children’s Defense Fund, an advocacy group. Specific compliments for newly gained skills decorate the walls in a Colorado Preschool Program classroom at Eyestone Elementary School in the Poudre School District.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” ” The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy has thoughts on the pushback , making the comparison between Zuckerberg ’s corporate and philanthropic efforts and inBloom. The Salt Lake City school board has voted to rename Jackson Elementary. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

” The Gates Foundation is perhaps the best known organization for furthering political advocacy through its funding mechanisms. According to Edsurge , changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will soon be another “ win for ed-tech vendors.” This fall, the EducationSuperHighway released a price comparison tool so that districts could see neighbors’ broadband costs and ideally leverage that information to get a better deal.