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Pushing the Start button on a computer science curriculum for K-12 schools
Pushing the Start button on a computer science curriculum for K-12 schools

Aspiring farmers and entertainers ought to be computer whizzes, according to the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. The nonprofit organization invited more than two dozen education and business leaders from across California last week to discuss how to make that happen. Amid growing demand from students and industry leaders, the event is one of the first statewide initiatives to discuss the future for a formal computer science curriculum for California's K-12 schools. "We need to rethink whether we need to be more aggressive in our approach," said Michael Kirst, president of the state Board of Education. Fewer than half of California high schools offer computer...

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