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November 1, 2019

Can States Meet the Demand for Computer Science Classes?

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Kipp Bentley, GovTech

A new report, “2019 State of Computer Science Education: Equity and Diversity,” from and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), shows a marked uptick over the past year of states that are getting behind CS in their schools. However, though support for CS is high among parents — 90 percent want their students to take CS classes — only 45 percent of high schools offer these courses. The new report defines the current CS status for each state and outlines what’s needed to address the overall nationwide CS shortfall, as well as the field’s equity and diversity issues. But fixing these problems won’t be easy or fast, because schools face many challenges.

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