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Ask Dr. Blank: Should computer coding be taught to all kids just as reading and writing are now?

Answer:  This is a fabulous question and one that should be receiving far more attention than it currently does. Studies have indicated that 90 percent of American schools currently do not offer coding while, by 2020, there will be about a million more computer jobs than computer science students.  Specific career goals in computer science are not the sole reason…

When teachers are better at raising test scores, their students are less happy, study finds

By Matt Barnum for chalkbeat.org Is a good teacher one who makes students enjoy class the most or one who is strict and has high standards? And are those two types even at odds? A new study that tries to quantify this phenomenon finds that on average, teachers who are good at raising test scores are worse at making kids happy in…

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