Information Week reports that according to a Computer Science Teachers Association study, only 26 percent of United States high schools require students to take coursework in computer science. Two factors named in the report for this lack of course enrollment are: lack of time in student’s schedules and the misperception that computers are for video games and surfing the internet. The New Educational Imperative: Improving High School Computer Science outlines steps for successfully integrating computer science education. In addition, is describes how to identify curriculum outcomes that will help make the case that preparing students for a technology-driven world is important. Chris Stephenson, CSTA president and co-author of the report said: “The United States cannot ignore the fact that there will be a shortage of qualified candidates for the 1.5 million computer and information technology jobs by 2012.” …