We can debate the merits of this new world order, but not the reality of it. Computers are inextricably connected to everything we do. That makes it all the more confounding that computer science remains an afterthought in K-12 education across most of the United States.
Challis High School senior Shayanne Bradshaw has never attended school on Friday. Neither have most of her 372 classmates in the mountainous, rural district in Central Idaho’s Custer County. In 2003-04, district leaders switched from a five-day schedule to a four-day weekly calendar, hoping to cut transportation costs, alleviate the stress of weekday athletic events…
A legislative committee said it wanted no part of a statewide system that “mirrors” the failed statewide school broadband network.
The four-day schedule has transformed how teachers teach, who teaches in rural Idaho — and how students learn.