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Will learning coding boost kids’ college, career prospects?

From wire services
August 26th, 2014

As the coding craze continues, many wonder how, exactly, these skills will help today’s students

coding-mctJared Flores loved the two weeks he spent this summer at a computer coding school where he programmed a hand-crafted robot that could steer itself through a maze.

Aside from the knowledge he gained, the 14-year-old Fullerton, Calif., boy figures he came away with something just as important.

“I know if I continue down this path, I can get into any college that I want,” said Jared, who enters high school next month.

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