FROM Hadi Partovi
Coding in Schools: Should It Replace a Language Requirement? Legislation is pending in Kentucky that would let high schoolers get foreign language credit for learning to program computers. New Mexico is considering similar legislation. It’s already law in Texas. The idea is that learning to code will help students prepare for the jobs of the future. But just because HTML and Java are called “languages” doesn’t mean they are the same as learning a spoken foreign language. Ironically, some opponents of these pro-code laws are the most pro-code people.
Trump cuts protections for ICE detainees, and Alaska saves Obamacare With the crackdown on illegal immigration, jail space is becoming harder to find. So the Trump administration is cutting back some of the regulations on immigrant detention centers. Also, when it comes to healthcare, Alaska’s insurance marketplace was on the brink of implosion until the state came up with a plan to save Obamacare.
Symbols of protest, lighting up EDM festivals The Women's March made a huge impact, in part because of its widely worn pink knitted "pussyhat." Does the March for Science need its own unifying symbol? Lighting designer Steve Lieberman is "the man behind the lights" for the country's leading electronic music festivals and nightclubs. He talks about his early experiences with rave culture, and what it takes to spark the excitement of today's EDM fans.
San Francisco, Santa Clara challenge Trump's sanctuary policies San Francisco and Santa Clara have filed suit to block President Trump’s executive order to withdraw federal funding from cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials. A hearing is set for Friday.