Breaking the Code
The State of Computer Science Education in Americas Public Schools
Originally published on pioneerinstitute.org Wed. May 27, 2020
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic has further transitioned education towards electronic devices, computer science education in K-12 public schools around the country faces a number of daunting challenges. These include insufficient access to computer science classes and clarity about computer science curricula, inadequate teacher preparation, and uneven interest on the part of institutions of higher education.
William Donovan is a former staff writer with the Providence Journal in Rhode Island. He has taught business journalism in the graduate programs at Boston University and Northeastern University.
Zeev Wurman was a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, co-author of the Open Letter to Replace the Proposed New California Math Curriculum Framework, Chief Software Architect with MonolithIC 3D Inc., and former senior policy adviser with the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education.
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