Jobs in almost all fields will require proficiency by the time today’s youths enter the workforce.

Not too long in the future, almost all jobs will require some fundamental skill with computing, and many of the best new jobs will require a mastery of it. Yet computer science remains a subject on the periphery – if it is covered at all – in most Maine high schools, where students should be getting their first taste of this high-opportunity field.

School officials throughout the state, then, should be looking hard at a new initiative that is training teachers to integrate computer science into...

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