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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Schools: Computing Needs To Be Taught In All Subjects

Why Schools Need to Introduce Computing in All Subjects

The Conversation | February 8, 2016

[...] There is widespread agreement that computing should play a more prominent role throughout our education system. For this reason, there have been more concerted efforts to increase computing classes in the K-12 grade levels.
The STEM Education Act of 2015 was recently passed into law, expanding the definition of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to include computer science and encouraging more STEM education efforts.
Seven of the nation’s largest school districts are adding more computer science classes. The Chicago Public School District, for example, plans to have computer science classes at all levels of education and make it a requirement of high school graduation by 2018. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently said the city will ensure there is computer science (CS) instruction in every public school by 2025.
I have been researching efforts to bring computing to schools and have participated in national efforts to design CS classes, train CS teachers and implement CS curriculum at a variety of grade levels.

AP Exams 1997-2011
Calculus represents the combined data of Calculus AB and BC. Physics represents the combined data of Physics B, C:Electricity and Magnetism, and C:Mechanics. Computer Science represents combined data of Computer Science A and B. Source:

<more at; related links: (Adding 'Beauty And Joy' To Obama's Push For Computer Science Teaching. January 14, 2016) and (CS Education Statistics website)>

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