The nation needs to engage more minorities and girls in computer science if it hopes to build a diverse and talented workforce--after all, great ideas and innovation don’t lie exclusively within white men’s brains.

There has in recent years been a louder and more resounding call for girls to enter the coding world. This call is buoyed in large part by Computer Science Education Week, the Hour of Code, and extra-curricular coding groups for girls.

To some extent, it seems to be working. In the 3 years since the launch of AP CSP, the...

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    Laura Ascione

    Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura