Can America’s Schools Really Teach Every Kid to Code? 

President Obama recently renewed the call for computer science education, but resources—and teachers—are in short supply. High school students at Dearborn STEM Academy in Dorchester, Massachusetts, a Boston public school, take an intro to programming class. In an increasingly tech-reliant economy, teaching kids computer science in school is so important that President Barack Obama included it in last week’s State of the Union 2016 speech. He told Congress and television viewers that every U.S. student needs “the hands-on computer science and math classes that make them job-ready on day one.”Parents agree: Nine out of every 10 American parents want their kids to learn computer science in school. But just one in four public schools nationwide offer it as part of the curriculum, and nearly half of all states don’t let students use coding or programming classes to fulfill a graduation requirement. Read more here.


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