Policy & Government

Girls Who Code Helps Draft ‘Landmark’ Legislation Aimed at Closing the Gender Gap

In the 10 months since Girls Who Code announced a set of policy recommendations aimed at closing the gender gap in K-12 computer science, the national nonprofit has been working with states to promote legislation that would help measure the extent of the gender disparity in U.S. classrooms.

Digital Equity Act Would Provide $250M Annually to Address Digital Divide

Proponents of digital learning, as well as those committed to closing the nation's “homework gap,” rejoiced on Thursday when the U.S. Senate introduced a bill that would invest hundreds of millions of dollars to expand broadband access in communities that currently lack it.

What the World Can Teach the US About Education Technology

Some of the conclusions may not come as a surprise in the Omidyar Network’s report on what works in scaling education technology in different regions worldwide. Governments, educators, advocacy groups and companies large and small need to work better together. Long-term planning and investment in infrastructure for widespread and improved access to the internet and mobile devices is critical.

Bill to Regulate Income-Share Agreements Moves Through the California Legislature, Again

University students in California could soon be able to delay paying college tuition until after they graduate and land a job.California’s Assembly Committee on Higher Education approved a bill on Tuesday to pilot income-share agreements at the California State University and University of California systems. The legislation passed with a 12-0 vote and now heads to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

DeVos Wants More Bootcamp-University Partnerships. Here’s a Look Inside One.

It came as a surprise to many last November when a for-profit coding school and a small liberal arts college announced that the two would join forces.Nestled in the green hills of Marin Country, Calif., Dominican University has been around for 129 years, and didn’t have many offerings available for students interested in technology or computer science. Less than 20 miles south in downtown San Francisco, Make School, a coding bootcamp, was looking into ways it could get its two-year program accredited to offer students a bachelor’s degree.

4 Ways AI Education and Ethics Will Disrupt Society in 2019

In 2018 we witnessed a clash of titans as government and tech companies collided on privacy issues around collecting, culling and using personal data. From GDPR to Facebook scandals, many tech CEOs were defending big data, its use, and how they’re safeguarding the public.

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