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Bootstrap Plays A Key Role In CS4RI Expansion Of CS Education In Rhode Island

Bootstrap is a computer science literacy curriculum used by 10,000 students in 17 states and five countries whose founders include two Brown CS faculty members, Kathi Fisler (adjunct) and Shriram Krishnamurthi. Starting today, it's playing a key role in the new Computer Science for Rhode Island (CS4RI) effort, which brings together a coalition ...

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Seny Kamara Joins Brown CS As Associate Professor

“Some people say privacy is dead,” says Seny Kamara, who joins Brown CS as Associate Professor this summer. “I don’t buy that at all.” The former Microsoft researcher, born in France and raised on three different continents, has long seen academia as his eventual destination. Excited by the people and the values he’s ...

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Bootstrap Partners With Infosys Foundation USA, Creating Scholarships For CS Teacher Education At The Newly-Launched CSPdWeek

Bootstrap is a computer science literacy curriculum used by 10,000 students in 17 states and five countries whose founders include two Brown CS faculty members, Kathi Fisler (adjunct) and Shriram Krishnamurthi. It's just announced a new partnership to increase the reach of K-12 CS education by providing educators with new ways to teach ...

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BDH Praises Bootstrap's Contribution To Improving CS's Accessibility And Diversity

A recent Brown Daily Herald editorial about Bootstrap (a CS literacy curriculum used by 10,000 students in 17 states and five countries) strikes a note of appreciation: pride in the project's reach, in its efforts to be inclusive and effect cultural change, and in the fact that it two of its developers, Kathi ...

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United States CTO Cites Bootstrap In A Landmark

"The field of computer science education," writes Megan Smith, the CTO of the United States, "has come a long way in just a few years." In her recent posting, she explicitly singles out Bootstrap, a CS education outreach program co-developed by Kathi Fisler (WPI and an adjunct at Brown CS), Shriram Krishnamurthi (Brown CS), and ...

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Bootstrap Plays A Role In White House CS Education Initiative
The White House announced today a major nationwide effort to bring computer science education to all students across the country, noting that computer science skills are considered “a new basic skill necessary for economic opportunity and social mobility.” A computer science curriculum developed in part by faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Brown University ...

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Going Big: BDH Covers Bootstrap's NSF Grant Aimed At Changing The Way Kids Think About Algebra

Writing in today's Brown Daily Herald, Olivia Katcher documents a critical moment in the growth of Bootstrap, a curriculum that helps middle and high school students learn algebra by creating their own video games. Alongside other co-founders of the program, she interviews Brown CS Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi, who shares his hope that a recent ...

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Bootstrap Math/CS Curriculum Gets $1.5M From NSF

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Writer, Physical Sciences)

A curriculum that helps middle and high school students learn algebra by creating their own video games is getting a $1.5-million boost from the National Science Foundation.

The curriculum, called Bootstrap, is a 10-week classroom module in which each student programs her own working game using ...

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Shriram Krishnamurthi Named A 2015 Quora Top Writer

His readers and followers across a variety of media platforms will be interested to note that Shriram Krishnamurthi has burnished his list of honors with an unusual addition: he's now a Quora Top Writer for 2015. Citing the "consistency, quality, and thoughtfulness" of his posts, he's been recognized for his unique contributions to ...

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Shriram Krishnamurthi Interviewed By MBA Crystal Ball

MBA Crystal Ball recently interviewed Shriram Krishnamurthi, whose wide-ranging comments address professional schools, digital literacy, venture capital, and technology itself. "Real solutions require not just technology," he says, "but also social, political, and other structural changes. Given those other forces, technology can be influential almost everywhere, from education to health to climate change."  The entire ...