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Computer science education getting short shrift, study finds

  • 10-06-2010
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By Erik Robelen/Education Week

Even as the role of computing in society and the economy has grown rapidly, quality computer science education is being "pushed out of the K-12 education system" in the United States, a new report concludes. The report was released this morning at the launch for a new coalition called Computing in the Core, whose founding members include Microsoft, Google, as well as the Association for Computing Machinery and the Computer Science Teachers Association. The group aims to advocate for elevating computer science education to a core academic subject at the K-12 level. There has been a "marked decline" in the number of both introductory and Advanced Placement computer science courses being taught in secondary schools, according to the report, which relied in part on a survey of states and schools. (more…)

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