A multiyear study shows increasing interest in computer science education, though retention of minorities and female students remains a challenge

The gender gap persists in computer science education


A multiyear study shows increasing interest in computer science education, though retention of minorities and female students remains a challenge

K-12 educators and parents still hold computer science education in high esteem and believe it is a core component of students’ future success, according to the latest research from Gallup and Google.

While parents in every demographic believe computer science is important for their own child to learn, Black parents and guardians in particular (78 percent) agree that learning computer science is important or very important for their children.

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Sixty-two percent of parents and guardians say it’s likely their child will need computer science knowledge for a future career–consistent with findings from previous Google and Gallup studies on this topic.

Educators believe computer science education plays an important role in students’ futures–superintendents (75 percent), principals (73 percent), and public school teachers (66 percent) say offering computer science is just as important as offering core curricular subjects.

Laura Ascione

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