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Jayne Miller By Jayne Miller • February 26, 2016

Want to Graduate From This Chicago School? You'll Have to Pass a Computer Science Course.

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Edtech readers. We've got some fun stuff today, including news about the Chicago Public School Board of Education, which recently decided computer science would be a graduation requirement for students. TechCrunch has all the details below.

We've also selected some pieces on student coding, virtual fields trips, and the 'Open e-books' app from the White House. 

Enjoy our picks. More where that came from next week.

Computer Science Is Now A High School Graduation Requirement In Chicago’s Public School District | TechCrunch

5 places where any kid can learn how to code | TED Ed

High School ‘Work From Home Day’ Gives Students Taste of Independence | MindShift

Why Educators Need to Promote Themselves | Edutopia

Here’s one way to fight to end the digital divide: Strong leadership in schools | The Hechinger Report

Statistic Of The Day: Kids Without Internet & What Can Be Done About It | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day

 The White House and Michelle Obama Release $250M ‘Open eBooks’ App for Title I and Special Education Teachers | EdSurge

Students Explore the Earth and Beyond with Virtual Field Trips | THE Journal

Beyond K-12: 8 Reasons Why Higher Education Should Adopt Gamification | Emerging EdTech

3 Ways Higher Ed Can Avoid the Fate of Polaroid | Inside Higher Ed

 

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