How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?

theodp writes: Over at Code.org, they're celebrating because more than 100 members of Congress are now co-sponsoring the Computer Science Education Act (HR 2536),

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How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?

theodp writes: Over at Code.org, they're celebrating because more than 100 members of Congress are now co-sponsoring the Computer Science Education Act (HR 2536),

Arkansas Declares a High School CS Education State of Emergency

theodp writes: Aiming to deliver on Governor Asa Hutchinson's inspired-by-Code.org-and-others Plan For Job Creation Through Technology Education, the Arkansas House voted 99-0 last week to require high schools to offer [but not require] a course in computer science,

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding

theodp (442580) writes "The NY Times reports that the national educational movement in computer coding instruction is growing at Internet speeds. 'There's never been a move this fast in education,' said Elliot Soloway, a professor of education and computer science at the Univ. of Michigan. But,

From The Ivy League To State Schools, Demand For Computer Science Is Booming

For years, people in the tech industry have worked to persuade more young people in the United States to become interested in studying computer science. It now looks like they’ve finally gotten the message. Demand for computer science classes and programs is booming at universities across the U.S.

ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

theodp (442580) writes "Over at the Communications of the ACM, a new article — Computing's Narrow Focus May Hinder Women's Participation — suggests that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs should shoulder some of the blame for the dearth of women at Google, Facebook, Apple,

For Aspiring Female Engineers, A Square Meal Of Code

Last year, high school student Michelle Nguyen had all but given up her hope of becoming an engineer. A Senior at Mission High School in San Francisco (which did not offer a computer science class), she thought she had to be smarter, more privileged,

Code.org Launches Code Studio, A Toolset And Curriculum For Teaching Kids Programming

Since its creation, Code.org’s mission has been to get coding into curriculums for students as schools nationwide. Today, the nonprofit group is launching Code Studio,

Bridging The STEM Talent Gap Is Not About Degrees, But Skill Sets

In 2013, there were 2.5 times as many entry-level STEM-related job postings as there were STEM graduates, according to a study by Burning Glass Technologies. The new U.S. News/Raytheon STEM index shows that student aptitude for and interest in STEM increased just 4% between 2000 and 2010,

Productivity And The Education Delusion

There is a constant tension about education in labor economics these days. On one hand, education is strongly correlated with income as well as employability. Workers with college degrees, or even just some university-level courses, are significantly more likely to have a job and to be paid better,

Having Success With Code Bootcamps: A Guide For Employers And Bootcamp Grads

Anyone hiring engineers in tech knows how much competition there is for talent; there just aren’t enough good engineers to go around. As a result of the incredibly high demand for talent, the supply side has responded by launching coding bootcamps all over the country and, indeed, the world.

Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

An anonymous reader writes On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a case involving the conviction of a man based solely on the analysis of his "inadvertently shed" DNA.

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

Phopojijo writes The Khronos Group has announced the Vulkan API for compute and graphics. Its goal is to compete against DirectX 12. It has some interesting features,

Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

Sparrowvsrevolution writes A new Wired magazine story goes inside the North Korean rebel movement seeking to overthrow Kim Jong-un by smuggling USB drives into the country packed with foreign television and movies. As the story describes, one group has stashed USB drives in Chinese cargo trucks.

NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

jones_supa writes NVIDIA has fixed a long-standing issue in the Ubuntu Unity desktop by patching Compiz. When opening the window of a new application, it would go black or become transparent on NVIDIA hardware. There have been bug reports dating back to Ubuntu 12.10 times.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

The XBMC Project Will Now Be Called Kodi

An anonymous reader writes: Citing the problems caused by the lack of legal control over the current name and its long outdated origins as the reasons for the change, The Xbox Media Center team announced that they will switch the project's name to Kodi when version 14 is released later this year.

Perlan II Project Aims To Fly a Glider To the Edge of Space

Zothecula writes: In an ambitious attempt to break every wing-borne sustained flight height record for a manned aircraft, the Perlan ll project intends to construct and fly a glider higher than any sailplane has gone before. Riding on the colossal stratospheric air waves generated over mountains,

Perlan II Project Aims To Fly a Glider To the Edge of Space

Zothecula writes: In an ambitious attempt to break every wing-borne sustained flight height record for a manned aircraft, the Perlan ll project intends to construct and fly a glider higher than any sailplane has gone before. Riding on the colossal stratospheric air waves generated over mountains,

新西兰被中国游客评为最满意的旅游目的地

奥克兰2014年4月21日电 /美通社/ -- 出境游在近几年的中国并不像以前是稀奇的话题,随着人们的消费能力增强,很多普通公民都可以背起行囊去异国他乡度假了。

[视频]价比精品 魅族MX4上手试玩

感谢幻想曲通讯的投递在今年年初,一向深居简出的魅族创始人黄章突然高调复出,并全面介入公司的日常管理。

黑莓也将推出智能穿戴设备 内置BBM聊天软件

黑莓企业解决方案总裁John Sims日前在洛杉矶举行的超级移动周上接受采访中表示:“公司内部正研发多款不同的可穿戴设备”,并暗示涵盖智能手表和智能眼镜。

华硕Nexus Player Android TV机顶盒设备规格现身

谷歌首次在今年的I/O大会上公布Android TV,将于秋季发售。相比以前的谷歌电视产品,Android TV走的是简洁,便利的路线,将会为你的客厅带来不一样的安卓风格体验。

The new and improved 2014 Moto X is headed to Verizon tomorrow.

The new and improved 2014 Moto X is headed to Verizon tomorrow. Get it for $100 on a two-year contract for 16GB, $150 for 32GB, or $500/$550 to buy outright. [Verizon via GigaOM]Read more...

英特尔投资领投,社交登录服务提供商Gigya获3500万美元融资

Gigya是一家帮助在线企业和出版商管理客户登录的公司,日前它宣布已获得新一轮3500万美元的融资,由英特尔投资领投。 该公司首席执行官帕特里克·萨利尔(Patrick Salyer)告诉我,这是英特尔的一次战略投资。

广州车展那些美到心碎的车型

不知道是不是因为年龄越来越大,我对车展上的车模已提不起丝毫兴趣。身体里的荷尔蒙麻木在广州 11 月的温和阳光下。

[视频]小伙微信勾引六旬老太发生关系 骗取十几万

眼下,微信等即时通信工具给大家的沟通与交流提供了便利,但同时也有一些不法分子瞄准了这些工具。

暴风科技第37个涨停 市值328亿元

5月19日消息,今日暴风科技(300431)收盘再次涨停,报收于273.46元,成交额16.23亿,换手率20.36%,总市值328.15亿元。而在此之前,暴风科技共经历了36个涨停。而5月14日和15日,暴风科技涨停神话终结,连跌两日。

因为加密俄罗斯想要封锁Google和Facebook

俄罗斯媒体监管机构致函Google,Twitter和Facebook,警告他们不要违反俄国互联网的法律,威胁说如果它们不遵守俄国的有关规定就有可能被封锁。

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