As computer science education grows across the nation, many states are making it a core subject and are counting it toward math and science requirements.

But progress across states varies. Here's a look at how two different states, California and Maine, are faring in their computer science efforts.

In California, some think the state's progress to make computer science a graduation requirement is too slow. An editorial in the San Diego Union-Tribune says the state's is displaying "astounding lethargy" in its efforts to increase access to computer science.

And in Maine, the Portland Press Herald notes that "not too long in the future,...

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