In 2018, 44 states hold computer science education policies, new study finds

New research from shows that policymakers have placed strong and growing support behind computer science education in recent years.
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In 2013, just 14 states and Washington D.C. had one or more computer science education policy in place. In 2018, that figure has risen to 44 states.

That’s a key finding of a report published this week by, a Seattle-based nonprofit focused on increasing availability of computer science education, particularly for underrepresented groups, such as female, black and Hispanic students.

While much progress has been made, the report’s authors and the nonprofit’s supporters are calling for more work to be done, particularly in those states where computer science education is still scarce.

Read the full story on EdScoop .

Colin Wood

Written by Colin Wood

Colin Wood is the editor in chief of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for more than a decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT governance and public safety.

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