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May 20, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Round-up: Coding catches on in Seattle-area schools, Pierce County districts get safety grants

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.

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