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07/05/18 - On Computer Science Education

Great news was featured in the MBEA’s e-newsletter (6/28/18): “The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) has taken..action to expand access to computer science..letting districts count computer science courses for graduation”.  Why is this important?  As stated in the same article, "in Massachusetts, computing jobs are projected to grow 22% by 2024. Almost 1 in 4 jobs in Massachusetts involve computer science skills”. To read the full article, click here: https://lnkd.in/eRbpVEU.

Additionally, the ‘Findings’ section from the respective study outlines one of reasons why there are so few women and people of color and in computer science (and STEM): https://lnkd.in/ezmEqFn. Hopefully, more will be done to increase equitable access to computer science coursework.

Allowing schools to offer computer science for math and/or science credit is a tremendous step in the right direction.

 

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