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Newspaper Article: High school students are all about computers but get little instruction in computer science

Categories

EQUITY, access, outcomes, REFORM, school improvement, SCHOOLS, high school

Areas

STATE:Teaching Design & Practice/Equity Resource Distribution

Authors

St. George, Donna

Published

April 23, 2014

Abstract

Their lives swirl in technology, but the nation’s high school students spend little time studying the computer science that is the basis of it all. Few are taught to write lines of code, and few take classes that delve into the workings of the Internet or explain how to create an app. In a world that went digital long ago, computer science is not a staple of U.S. education, and some schools do not even offer a course on the subject, including 10 of 27 high schools in Virginia’s Fairfax County and six of 25 in Maryland’s Montgomery County.

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