Code.org recently released the 2019 State of Computer Science Education report, and the latest findings are very encouraging. Not only are the number of high schools teaching AP computer science and the number of students taking the exams increasing – but more of those are female and minority students. This means a more diverse group of students are learning the skills needed to power the jobs of the future and grow our country’s technology and financial might.
Code.org and members of the Code.org Advocacy Coalition – of which ExcelinEd is a member – have been working on improving access to high-quality computer science opportunities for all students.
Although access to computer science is growing, many students remain on the sidelines. If we want to continue to see the significant technological gains of the past decades, we need to continue to invest in the brains of the future.
What others are saying
Young women and students of color are breaking records in computer science! The gender gap in high school CS continues to shrink, 6 years in a row, and there are so many people to thank! ??? https://t.co/U4HyYyz35B
— Code.org (@codeorg) September 11, 2019
— Girls Who Code (@GirlsWhoCode) September 23, 2019
— Microsoft Business UK (@MSFTBusinessUK) September 23, 2019
More young women and underrepresented minorities than ever are taking AP Computer Science exams, helping to power a movement toward balanced representation in computer science. @codeorg #APCSP #APCSA https://t.co/UfYAawDNtG pic.twitter.com/Li6kdRCHne
— The College Board (@CollegeBoard) September 23, 2019