Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Should computer science have a place in the common core? - Many of our goals in the common core refer to the use of technology. Take a look and see what you think. /courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Two education outreach professionals at Google say there isn't enough focus on computer science in the Common Core State Standards or the Next Generation Science Standards. Google's Maggie Johnson, director of education and university relations, and Jordan Lloyd Bookey, head of K-12 education outreach, in this blog post urge parents, educators and the public to learn more about the common core and advocate for a higher profile for computer science in the new standards. "Advancing our students' understanding of the principles and practices of computing is critical to developing a globally competitive workforce for the 21st century," they write. The Huffington Post/The Blog (12/7)

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