Computer science education still not in majority of schools

New research reveals that fewer than half of U.S. schools offer computer science education--what gives?

Although U.S. schools have made progress with computer science education, new research shows that fewer than half of schools are teaching computer science.

2020 State of Computer Science Education: Illuminating Disparities, co-authored by, the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), and the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance, offers a comprehensive look at K-12 computer science education progress across the U.S.

The report combines state-level policy with course access and participation data in a way that assesses the progress of the computer science community through a lens of equity and diversity.

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For the first time ever, the State of Computer Science Education report is able to report on which high schools teach foundational computer science and which do not.

Laura Ascione

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