Coding catches on in Seattle-area schools: More and more children are designing their own mobile apps, games and more using new technology that makes it easier for schools to teach kids how to code. A programming language developed at MIT now helps students as young as 8 learn basic computer science concepts.
Nine public-college presidents’ pay tops $1 million: The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual executive compensation report finds nine presidents of public colleges and universities earned $1 million or more annually during the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Gordon Gee, formerly of Ohio State University, was the top earner with $6.1 million in total compensation.
Pierce County schools get state grants for safety improvements (The News Tribune): Eighty districts around the state are receiving funds to install emergency response systems using updated technology.
- Vancouver teacher had students ‘pay to potty’ (AP)
- What impact does early learning have? (KPLU)
- Wenatchee student expelled after allegedly bringing gun to school (The Wenatchee World)
- A math app that offers an unusual human touch (The New York Times)
- Police: Dropout threatened graduation ceremony (AP)