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Kids learning computer code in after-school clubs
Learning to code offers valuable educational, workplace benefits
Billy Harkins, 11, is one of roughly 100 fifth- and sixth-grade students staying late after school in the computer labs. He’s not in trouble. He’s not staying for sports. He’s staying to learn a new language, one that many adults don’t even know.
He’s learning to write computer code.
Cypress Grove Intermediate and Oakwood Intermediate are two College Station ISD schools testing out coding clubs to teach their students how to write code through educational coding websites such as Codeacademy.com and Code.org.
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