The number of information technology (IT) workers now stands at 4.6 million, compared with just 450,000 in 1970 according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The upsurge means IT workers now represent 2.9% of the U.S. labor force. “The Census Bureau first identified IT occupations in the 1970 Census,”
22 Feb 16 President Barack Obama’s administration and global high-tech giants want every state to follow Arkansas’ lead and begin offering computer science courses at all of the nation’s public high schools. At a news conference Sunday, officials from the White House, Microsoft and Google joined Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
January 30, 2016 Today, President Obama is unveiling his plan to give all students across the country the chance to learn computer science (CS) in school. We’ve made real progress in education — over the past seven years, 49 States and Washington, D.C. have raised expectations by adopting higher standards to prepare all students for success in
LITTLE ROCK — Building on his initiative to have computer science taught in every public high school in the state, which was implemented in the fall, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday he wants to introduce computer science in kindergarten through eighth grade as well. Source: Governor Seeks To Expand Computer Science To Grades K-8 |
The number of young women completing engineering and technology programs has dropped significantly in the past 30 years. As a result, women are generally underrepresented in technology-related jobs, especially in technical positions and at leadership levels. The not-for-profit organization Girls Who Code (GWC) was founded in 2011 to improve these numbers. The organization’s goal is
The bill strengthens science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education efforts and expands the definition of STEM to include computer science. Source: Smith’s STEM Education Act Signed Into Law | Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
This fall, the Natural State will be the first in which every high school and charter school offers at least one computer-science course. State booting up computer-science courses.
Ford and five other women from the information technology department at J.B. Hunt headquarters in Lowell shared their experiences of working in the profession with about 40 girls attending a five-day Girl IT Up summer camp on computer programming this week at Springdale High School. The camp began Monday and ends Friday. Springdale girls learn
New certification for schools and students in STEM. College Board Launches STEM Credential Initiative – US News.
The Hot Springs Technology Institute is holdings its 22nd Annual Conference June 15-18, 2015. Hot Springs Technology Institute
Educators call for making computer science a cornerstone of the curriculum, even for grade-school kids Why Coding Is Your Child’s Key to Unlocking the Future – WSJ.
Want a job that promises a living wage and a good shot at a middle-class life? Learn Microsoft Excel and other basic digital skills. That’s the conclusion of a report released Thursday by Burning Glass Technologies, a labor-market analysis firm that reviewed millions of job postings to understand which skills companies expect workers to have. The report focuses on
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a measure requiring public high schools to offer computer science courses in the coming school year. Hutchinson signs measure expanding computer science classes.
Two years ago, Chief Information Officer Randy Mott ended GM’s $3 billion a year outsourcing deal with Hewlett-Packard Co. , replacing it and others with about 8,000 GM software engineers, up from 1,400 previously. “Because we brought the [information technology] work back in-house, we can take the lid off of what is possible,” Mr. Mott
The number of students completing degrees in science and engineering barely budged over the past decade, despite a national push to increase workers’ skills to boost the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. In 2014, 34% of all bachelor’s degrees were in so-called STEM fields, which cover subjects like biology, chemistry and mathematics, compared with 33%
▶ How has Computer Science changed the way you think? – YouTube.
Find lessons, tutorials, and activities for K-12 computer science education via Google’s new Search algorithm for Computer Science. via Google Computer Science for High School.
Last year, 40,000 teachers led a grassroots effort called the Hour of Code – to introduce ten million students to one hour of computer science. Kids of all ages tried one hour of writing code and making apps in classrooms, and they loved it. This year, supported by over 100 organizations, we want you to help reach
Intro to Computer Science overtakes Econ as most popular Harvard course.