Chicago Is Making Coding Education Mandatory. Is That a Good Idea? A school computer science program developer explains the pros and cons. By Scott Shackford, published Nov. 18, 2015 on “Just make it a requirement.” That’s what Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the government should do to make education in computer coding and programming available to public school students. … Should we bristle at the idea of yet another […]

Equity in computer science education vital for California. By Julie Flapan, published Oct. 15, 2015 in The San Diego Union-Tribune. I learned an unexpected lesson about education reform while watching my kids compete to build the tallest LEGO tower. My youngest stacks one LEGO on top of the next, making it the tallest – for a split second – before it tumbles to the ground. My older child, having experienced […]

The rules and regulations about who can and can’t teach computer science education in California can be very confusing. In an effort to simplify the issues and to identify our goals, ACCESS (Alliance for California Computing Education for Students and Schools) prepared an infographic, Teaching Computer Science: Meeting the Demand in CA, which can be found here as interactive slides.

With shortage of computer science classes, students in Bell code after school. By Annie Gilbertson, published Jan. 7, 2014 on 89.3 KPCC. CyberPatriot is possibly the geekiest high school club in history. Sponsored by the Air Force Association, a dozen teens from the city of Bell meet after school to learn to code. Like most of the club members, senior Erika Aguiluz aspires to become a computer scientist. Aguiluz said […]