A push to boost computer science learning, even at an early age

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A handful of nonprofit and for-profit groups are working to address what they see as a national education crisis: Too few of America's K12 public schools actually teach computer science basics and fewer still offer it for credit.

It's projected that in the next decade there will be about 1 million more U.S. jobs in the tech sector than computer science graduates to fill them. And it's estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science.

So some in the education technology sector, an industry worth some $8 billion a year and growing, are stepping in.

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