NSF-funded study will help district determine how best to incorporate computer science in classrooms

Florida's Broward County School District is starting young with computer science instruction, integrating it in math and science classes at the kindergarten level.

More than 110 of the district's 139 elementary schools are teaching it this year, reaching about 27,000 students. That's a significant increase from last year, when 80 schools taught it to 3,000 students.

Administrators say it's important to get students interested in computer science before they leave elementary school.

"Research shows that if kids don't get exposed to this before fourth grade, they've already made career choices, they've...

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