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One of the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) sister ATE Centers, the Mid-Pacific Information and Communication Technologies Center (MPICT) alerted us to a new report from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  This report looked at strategies to improve the computer science pipeline.  While the focus was on strengthening K-12 curriculum, creating new pathways, and…

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A recent Wired cover story by Joshua Davis explored how a neglected elementary school class in Matamoros, Mexico has been transformed through the determination of a single teacher willing to employ new strategies. The article covers familiar ground, listing flaws in the current educational model: …the dominant model of public education is still fundamentally rooted…

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  If you’re like the staff here at the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC), then you may do quite a bit of traveling to conferences and workshops around the country.  There’s a lot of frustrated mutterings and click-clacking of keyboards and mice here when the time comes to buy airplane tickets as we hunt for…

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