Computer science skills are becoming a larger part of mainstream education with the emergence of Computer Science Education Week and efforts to introduce students to coding and programming.

Part of those efforts focus on actions states can take to ensure that computer science education is a priority year-round. After all, many of the jobs today's students will hold in the future will require computer science and IT knowledge.

To keep the momentum behind computer science education moving, the Southern Regional Education Board, led by its 2015-16 chair, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, convened a group of state legislators, secondary and postsecondary education leaders...

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