Every year in December, students and teachers have a chance to participate in nationwide computer science and coding activities during Computer Science Education Week.

Computer Science Education Week, running from Dec. 5-11, is sponsored by the Computing in the Core coalition and is organized by Code.org.

This year, the event is even more significant--after intensive work, Code.org and partners launched the K-12 Computer Science Framework to help more students access programming opportunities.

The need for increased attention to computer science learning frameworks and opportunities is evident--a two-year Google study exposed racial and gender disparities in...

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