Six months ago, Rhode Island Governor Raimondo rolled out an ambitious plan to offer computer science classes in every school in Rhode Island by December 2017.

When schools open this month, about half of Rhode Island's public schools — 148 schools — will have met this goal, according to Richard Culatta, Raimondo's chief innovation officer.

"We are on target," he said. "And we're well ahead of target with the high schools. It's an indication of how serious we are as a state in providing new opportunities for our students to be successful."

Raimondo has made job creation the centerpiece of her administration, and...

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