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Here’s what it takes to run the Philadelphia School District’s IT network dev

Mar. 26, 2015 12:45 pm

Here’s what it takes to run the Philadelphia School District’s IT network

On a fraction of the budget that a private company (or even other school districts) might have, 20 IT staffers are quietly maintaining one of the city's largest networks. For school districts, it's also one of the nation's fastest, according to a recent report.
How schools across the Philadelphia School District are building a tech culture civic

Mar. 25, 2015 12:56 pm

How schools across the Philadelphia School District are building a tech culture

Schools across the district are using their limited tech resources to innovate on the classroom experience, create collaborative learning opportunities and introduce students to STEM.
At Venturef0rth’s ‘Tuck Into Tech,’ students and techies cook crepes access

Mar. 10, 2015 7:29 am

At Venturef0rth’s ‘Tuck Into Tech,’ students and techies cook crepes

Cooking then led to career talk. The coworking space hosted the event, which was organized by culinary-arts nonprofit Kitchen Cred and IT-training nonprofit Tech Impact.
Brett Mandel says education shouldn’t be the next mayor’s main concern. He’s wrong civic

Feb. 26, 2015 11:16 am

Brett Mandel says education shouldn’t be the next mayor’s main concern. He’s wrong

While he's right to encourage a discussion of a broad swath of issues, he's wrong to completely discount the mayor's impact on public education.
Will Philly technologists send their kids to city schools? access

Feb. 25, 2015 11:41 am

Will Philly technologists send their kids to city schools?

Retaining tech talent: It used to be about brain drain. Now it's about city schools.
Why Philly’s mayoral candidates shouldn’t prioritize education civic

Feb. 20, 2015 11:47 am

Why Philly’s mayoral candidates shouldn’t prioritize education

Brett Mandel, the former candidate for City Controller, says the mayoral candidates should focus on issues they can actually affect.
US2020 program brings STEM mentorship to Philly middle schoolers access

Feb. 6, 2015 10:28 am

US2020 program brings STEM mentorship to Philly middle schoolers

Two city departments are spearheading the 8-week program, where students from South Philly's Chester A. Arthur School meet weekly with top technologists in the Nutter administration.
Penn’s Education Business Plan Competition will be a bit different this year access

Jan. 15, 2015 7:31 am

Penn’s Education Business Plan Competition will be a bit different this year

The sixth Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition will accommodate both ideas and ventures. Apply now through Feb. 24.
For kids, coding is ‘basic literacy': Penn prof Yasmin Kafai access

Dec. 29, 2014 9:29 am

For kids, coding is ‘basic literacy': Penn prof Yasmin Kafai

“We all have to understand coding like we have to understand reading and writing.”

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