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Ballmer, Myhrvold make Top 100 list recognizing CEOs impacting science, tech education

Two Washington CEOs — and former Microsoft colleagues — made a Top 100 CEO list for executives that were recognized for making a difference in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) industries and education. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myrhvold made the list, which was compiled by STEMconnector “to salute and celebrate an… Read More

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Mathletes: Students solve 375K algebra equations in 4 days with iOS app

Students across Washington did some serious algebra work this week — and I mean serious like 400,000 problems in four days kind of work. As part of the Washington State Algebra Challenge, K-12 students used an iteration of a learning app called DragonBox to try and solve 250,000 equations in just one week. They did that and much more, as 4,000 students… Read More

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UW’s Ed Lazowska: ‘Washington is the ass end of the donkey in just about every aspect of education’

The incredible talent that the University of Washington pumps out every year was on display during Tuesday’s Seattle Tech Meetup, as five startups with UW ties gave five-minute pitches to the crowd at the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering. But unfortunately for the state, the UW is one of the few bright spots… Read More

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Students to solve 250,000 algebra equations in one week with iOS app

Video games are making their way into Washington schools early next month and for all the right reasons. Using an iteration of a learning app called DragonBox, the Washington State Algebra Challenge is a one-of-a-kind campaign to get students across the state to solve 250,000 equations in just one week. Scheduled for June 3-to-7, participating classes will get… Read More

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Gov. Inslee to sign bill that counts computer science for high school math, science credit

Washington high schools will now allow computer science classes to count as a math or science requirement toward high school graduation. Today at Seattle’s Rainier Beach High School, Washington Governor Jay Insee will sign bill HB 1472, which “provides initiatives to improve and expand access to computer science education.” He will be joined by Microsoft’s General… Read More

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Washington passes bill to count computer science for math, science credit

In overwhelming fashion, Washington State Legislature voted 95-0 to pass a new bill that will allow computer science classes to count as a math or science requirement toward high school graduation. Currently, Washington high schoolers who take a computer science class don’t receive a math or science credit. HB 1472 now enables this and “provide initiatives to improve and expand access to computer… Read More

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Washington bill could make CSE classes count for math, science credit

A new bill in the Washington State Legislature may allow computer science classes to count as a math or science requirement toward high school graduation. Currently, Washington high schoolers who take a computer science class don’t receive a math or science credit. HB 1472 would enable this and “provide initiatives to improve and expand access to computer science… Read More