Computer Science Education in the Spotlight at State Capitol

Connecticut high school students showed off their computing chops at a legislative reception honoring the winners of the Congressional App Challenge. The event—in which winners from each of the state’s five congressional districts exhibited their work at the State Capitol and demonstrated for legislative leaders what’s happening with computer science education in their schools—was hosted…

Wallingford Teacher’s STEM Enrichment Program Receives $100,000 Grant

When Pond Hill Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Christopher Stone founded the CT STEM Academy in Wallingford in 2012, he got a big assist from his state teachers union. The Connecticut Education Association provided a two-year, $10,000 grant to launch his after-school enrichment program, which, over the last five years, has opened the eyes of more…

Survey Reveals Another Technology Gap

Teachers in high-poverty schools report fewer computers and less training on how to use technology with students compared to their colleagues in wealthier districts—leading to decreased confidence for these teachers when it comes to using educational technology. The Education Week Research Center surveyed approximately 700 teachers on their use of technology and released an analysis…

Region 6 Recognized for Teacher-Driven Technology Innovation

The benefits of digital learning and innovations in teaching technology in Regional School District 6 were recently recognized by President Obama in Washington, D.C. Ed Drapp, superintendent of schools in District 6, was chosen to participate in a White House summit on technology in the classroom. Drapp, the only administrator from Connecticut, joined more than…