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May 18, 2023/From Our Grantees

Measuring Impact: Building on the Knowledge and Experience of the Computer Science Education Movement 

Leaders at CSforALL share their vision for new and better ways to think about “impact” – how it is defined, assessed, measured, and explained. This is part of a series about how our grantees think differently about impact.

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May 15, 2023/From Our Grantees

Case Study: NYC FIRST

NYC FIRST runs a facility dedicated to STEM learning at the local New York Public Library branch. Though not physically housed within a school, the STEM Center partners deeply with the public K- 12 school district as well as with the community at large. In very tangible ways, it is bringing school into the community and bringing community into the school.

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May 15, 2023/From Our Grantees

Case Study: Transcend’s Innovative Models Exchange

Transcend was founded on a belief that schools must be reimagined using a community-based approach, so all children can thrive in and transform the world.

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May 15, 2023/From Our Grantees

Case Study: Education Reimagined

At its best, a school is a place where students and young people have the opportunity to explore, think creatively, form social bonds, and learn about the world around them. To help make this vision a reality, Education Reimagined focuses on making learner-centered education available to each and every child in America.

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May 15, 2023/Big Ideas

Spring Case Study Series: How Three Grantees are Leveraging School and Community to Improve Outcomes for All

While the summer months offer an excellent window into how schools and communities come together to jointly grow and teach our young people, these collaborative efforts ought to exist all year. It is against this backdrop that we elevate three organizations seeking to redefine the relationship between school and community, in ways big and small.

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May 11, 2023/News

Siegel in Forbes: If we want public interest AI, we’re doing it wrong

If we want AI to be anchored in the public interest – designed to serve all citizens – we’re doing it wrong. To truly capitalize on all that generative AI is capable of across communities, we must take the following steps.

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May 10, 2023/From Our Grantees

What Teachers Actually Want for Teacher Appreciation Week

Against the backdrop of teacher burnout and poor pay, computer science teachers have some suggestions about how individuals and systems can recognize teachers.

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May 10, 2023/From Our Grantees

Reflecting on Five Years of Partnership: How CSforALL Made ‘Crazy’ into Mainstream

Leigh Ann DeLyser and Katy Knight discuss the origins and evolution of CSforALL and the broader movement for computer science education

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May 10, 2023/Research

Research Fellow Article: Humans and algorithms work together — so study them together

Researchers must develop a science to study the collective patterns of human–algorithm behavior so that it is possible to regulate adaptive algorithms and ensure they have a safe, beneficial role in society argues Siegel Research Fellow J. Nathan Matias in a Comment piece published in Nature this week.

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May 8, 2023/News

Op-Ed: It’s Time to Make Working In Schools One of the Most Desirable Career Paths

Katy Knight’s Op-Ed in The 74: This Teacher Appreciation Week is the moment to focus on improving the profession to meet — even exceed — the standards of today’s workforce

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May 3, 2023/From Our Grantees

RPA: Creating Change Through Integrating Long-Range, Regional Planning, and Advocacy

As RPA holds its annual Assembly to convene stakeholders across the region this week, we sat down with RPA President and CEO Tom Wright to discuss RPA’s unique approach, the battles it’s fought, and the partnerships it’s built. Along the way, Tom explains how RPA is a little like a submarine, why the solution for better airport access lies in looking west, and how and why RPA works to promote ideas whose time has not yet come.

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