Saturday December 12, 2015

New Education Bill To Get More Coding In Classrooms

Signed this week, the Every Student Succeeds Act puts computer science "on equal footing with other subjects when state and local policymakers decide how to dole out federal funds," which should aid the effort in driving computer science into school curriculums.

With this law, which replaces the 13-year-old No Child Left Behind law, the hope is that computer science will make its way into more U.S. classrooms, and eventually more graduates literate in the subject. Code.org says only 1 in 4 school teach computer science, and in 23 states computer science cannot be applied to math or science requirements.

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