Public schools in Kansas rolled out a web-based learning platform backed by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Now students have staged walkouts and sit-ins. Their parents have organized.

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    04/25/2019 - 10:21 am | View Link
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    02/17/2019 - 8:01 pm | View Link
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    Computer science is taking off in K-12 schools, fueled in part by hundreds of millions of dollars and aggressive lobbying from the technology industry. Cue the concerned chorus. Is Silicon ...
    02/20/2018 - 12:07 am | View Link
  • Why It’s So Hard to Build the Next Silicon Valley
    The Kauffman Foundation, a think tank based in Kansas City, Mo., started a ... companies in Silicon Valley, Waterloo, Canada, and New York City, tend to hire from nearby universities with strong ...
    02/27/2017 - 11:01 pm | View Link
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