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Realistic ways to get Massachusetts' female students interested in coding

Realistic ways to get Massachusetts’ female students interested in coding posted on Aug 27

The challenges facing girls and women entering STEM and more specific disciplines like coding are threefold: lack of understanding about what it is, why they might want to do it, and how to learn in a male-dominated field. Educators in Massachusetts need to be prepared   …Continue Reading Realistic ways to get Massachusetts’ female students interested in coding

5 ways educators can keep Massachusetts a nationwide leader for online safety posted on Apr 23

While violent crimes have decreased in the United States over the past 25 years, developments in technology over the same time period have resulted in new challenges for Americans. Between computers, tablets, and smartphones, it’s easier than ever for children to get online. On the   …Continue Reading 5 ways educators can keep Massachusetts a nationwide leader for online safety