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Intel pilots $5 million ‘scholars’ program in Oakland, Calif. schools

Intel plans to invest $5 mln over the next five years in a new pilot program to teach computer science to high school students in the Oakland Unified School District. Its CEO Bryan Krzanich hopes it will be a national template. Source: Intel pilots $5 million ‘scholars’ program in Oakland, Calif. schools

What is the best device for K-12?

Some people are in search of the right technology, the right device, the right answer. These folks may think that it will only take some research, and the smart ones will pick the correct solution. This may date back to the early PC vs. Mac duality that began in the mid-80s. “Business” users felt like they …

Sheila E. to Drum-up Support for Oakland Students

Events to showcase legendary drummer Sheila E, Kev Choice, Juan Escovedo, Mary Fettig, Michael Franti and Friends, Goapele, Judith Hill, Javier Navarette, Orianthi, Ozomatli, OUSD’s “Big O” teacher band, and bands from numerous middle and high schools What: OUSD Jazz Festival with Sheila E. and Friends (Free admission) When: Thursday, February 6 at 7:00pm Where: …

Do you have a plan for Common Core testing?

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and the Partnership for Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) have created plans and tools to help schools and districts prepare for testing in 2014-2015. 45 states have adopted the Common Core Standards and all schools in those states will need to be ready. Do you have a plan? <span class=”mceItemHidden”> &lt;a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/6951856/”&gt;Do …

Back from SXSWedu – a 5-minute summary

SXSW edu 2013 from John Krull on Vimeo. A five-minute look at SXSWedu 2013 highlights that Common Core State Assessments and an increase in EdTech investment will bring both new learning tools and data “plumbing”. Keynote speaker Bill Gates remarks that we are at a tipping point in US Education due to this convergence.

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