Studies examine effects of California’s push for computer science education

New studies of computer science education at California high schools found that a greater emphasis on computer science education did not produce the anticipated spillover effects, neither improving or harming students’ math or English language arts skills, according to school-level test scores. However, one trade-off […]

California needs more equitable access to computer science education, report says

Home to a robust technology industry that helps fuel the state’s economy, computer science (CS) education in K-12 schools is crucial to set the foundation for future workforce needs. According to “The California Computer Science Access Report,” published in September by the Kapor Center and […]

Now is the time to seriously invest in computer science education

By Julie Flapan and Allison Scott, co-directors, CSforCA Our culture’s reliance on computers has never been stronger — whether we are working from home, schooling from home, shopping from home or socializing from our home — the pandemic has demonstrated technology’s increasing presence in our […]

Leaders dive deep into equitably expanding computer science offerings

Faced with stark data showing 61 percent of California’s high schools don’t offer any computer science courses, district and county office administrators attended a June 18 workshop aimed to help them equitably implement such classes. Ensuring access and inclusion for all students and teachers was […]

Encourage an hour of coding instruction during Computer Science Education Week

This week, December 4–10, schools all over California — and the world — are celebrating Computer Science Education Week with an hour of coding instruction. Hour of Code is a grassroots campaign reaching students in more than 180 countries, and is supported by over 400 […]