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Making Computer Science Fundamental to K-12

Computer science has become a fundamental skill in the digital era. Yet roughly 90 percent of schools do not teach it. State and local school districts need to adopt a broad vision to support and expand K-12 computer science education. This session will outline a comprehensive policy framework and actionable tools to increase access to computer science for all students in every school. The panel will include a national and multi-state perspective including representatives from Washington, Massachusetts and Texas.

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  1. Learn how to advocate for clear computer science standards and the necessary leadership in state and local education authorities.
  2. Learn how to create the capacity to teach computer science through proper funding, professional development and teacher certification.
  3. Learn how to sustain a program by requiring all secondary schools to offer computer science and allowing it to satisfy graduation requirements.



Hal Speed, Founder & Chair, Texas Alliance for Computer Science Education (TACSE)

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