Promote Computer Science
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Computer science drives innovation throughout the US economy, but it remains marginalized throughout K-12 education.
- Only 35 states allow students to count computer science courses toward high school graduation.
- There are currently 486,686 open computing jobs nationwide.
- Last year, only 42,969 computer science students graduated into the workforce.
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Tools to help you advocate locally
Sample text to explain the importance of computer science to teachers and administrators
Sample text to explain the importance of computer science to governors, members of state legislature, or school board member
Recommended policy ideas for states to make computer science central to K-12 education
Generic presentation to convince your school, district or state that computer science is important to teach in grades K-12
Summary and graphs of state-by-state AP CS A data from the past ten years
A letter from business leaders, governors, K-12 leaders, and education nonprofit leaders declaring support for CS education
Policy development resources
Track state-by-state computer science education policy
Recommended actions to use Perkins to expand access to K-12 computer science
A guide for state teams creating strategic plans for implementing K-12 computer science
Recommendations for CS teacher certification and preservice teacher preparation.
Find out about this bipartisan coalition working on state and federal CS policy
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