The latest draft of the Common Core Standards Initiative recommends making computer science a part of high school math education, Dr. Dobbs reports. The draft standards, developed together with teachers, school administrators, and experts, seek to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare U.S. children for college and the workforce. Interestingly, “computer science” is included as a senior-level high school course for students who meet the “readiness level” by grade 11 within the latest draft of the common math standards. According to John White, CEO of the Association for Computing Machinery, “Given the critical role of computing for our global information society in preparing students with the knowledge and skills they need for the 21st century, this inclusion in the draft Common Core Standards is a huge boost for the field and its future…”

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