Programs between the education, business communities help students become engaged in computer science courses from a younger age

Computer science education is enjoying more prominence thanks to awareness efforts such as the Hour of Code, as well as states' efforts to put more weight behind Advanced Placement computer science course credits.

As computer science grows in popularity, some districts are going beyond traditional courses and are partnering with local businesses to take their computer science education to the next step.

In Stevens Point, Wisc., the staff at Pacelli Catholic Schools is working closely with Skyward, which is based nearby,...

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