Why Teaching Computer Science in Our High Schools Matters

There are 42,000 high schools in the United States, yet only 2,100 of them were certified to teach AP computer science in 2011.

There will be 120,000 new computing jobs each year, but only 40,000 students graduated last year with necessary degrees to fill those jobs.

Does something seem wrong with this picture? Not to state the obvious but yes! What’s less obvious, though, is how we alter the face of STEM education and how we meet the demands of an ever-expanding computing industry.

Now is your chance to join the conversation on education – literally! Join us for a panel discussion over breakfast on Tuesday, October 29 from 8:30 to 10:00 am at the NERD Center. A group of leading experts from Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education, MassCAN, Education Development Center, Google, Code.org, and Microsoft will guide the discussion on preparing the next generation for 21st century computer science jobs.

Help us ensure that all students and schools have the tools they need to grow the field of computer science. RSVP today to reserve your spot!

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