Computational Thinking

Partner Spotlight: Q&A with Lucia Dettori

By Claire Cronin /

In honor if International Women’s Day, Claire Cronin sat down with Lucia Dettori to talk about her life experiences, from growing up in Italy to being at the forefront of the Computer Science For All initiative in Chicago.

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Moving from Digital Apartheid toward Abolitionist Futures in Computer Science: A Broadening Participation and Success Story from Chicago Public Schools

By Phillip A. Boda /

In honor of Black History Month, Phillip Boda reflects on the history of black students’ access to computer science coursework and the impact of CPS’ CS4All movement on increasing access and success.

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Partner Spotlight: Q&A with Don Yanek

By Claire Cronin /

In honor of National Mentoring month, we are spotlighting Don Yanek who is a computer science instructional coach for the Chicago Public Schools. Don shares his experiences of coaching and mentoring fellow computer science educators.

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The Learning Partnership and CAFÉCS celebrate CPS

By Steven McGee /

In honor of CS Ed Week, we celebrate the success of CPS in bringing computer science to all students in the district. We highlight The Learning Partnership’s research that supports the effort.

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Create a Coquí Data Story

By Rachel Schwartz /

Learn how a beloved species of frog in the rainforests of Puerto Rico is threatened by natural disasters such as hurricanes.

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Expanding Advanced Placement Computer Science in Chicago

By John Wachen /

Researchers at The Learning Partnership studied patterns of access and indicators of success for Advanced Placement Computer Science courses in Chicago Public Schools. We found that early efforts at expansion show promising results but there is much more work to be done.

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