Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Status of Computer Science in Education

According to a report from the Advocacy Coalition and the Computer Science Teachers Association, dozens of states have adopted a wide range of policies to promote K-12 computer science education. However, early data suggest only about one-third of U.S. public high schools are currently teaching computer science. This report contains the status of computer science education policy across the nation and a first look at school-by-school data on the availability of computer science in high schools. Across 24 states, only a third of high schools in the US teach computer science. In addition, Black and Hispanic students, students receiving free and reduced lunch, and students from rural areas are less likely to attend a school that provides access to this critical subject. Advocacy Coalition, & Computer Science Teachers Association (2018). 2018 state of computer science education – Policy and implementation. Computer Science Teachers Association and Advocacy Coalition.

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