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Learn about the state of computer science education today and explore opportunities to transform the classroom experience so all students can build the skills they’ll need for the future.

Closing the computer science (CS) education learning gap

  • Understanding the landscape of CS learning in higher education

    A longitudinal analysis of community college pathways to computer science bachelor’s degrees

    Community colleges play a significant role in guiding a more diverse pool of talent into computer science careers. Find out what more they can do to smooth the path. Read report.

    Student perspectives of community college pathways to computer science bachelor’s degrees

    Students need more flexibility and clarity as they navigate from community college to careers in computer science. Read report.

    Pre-college computer science education: A survey of the field

    An examination of how children engage with computer science education and improvements that could lead to more equitable opportunities in schools. Read report.

    Women who choose computer science — What really matters

    Encouragement and exposure play critical roles in leading women to pursue degrees in computer science. Read report.

  • U.S. state reports on CS education

    K-12 computer science education state reports 2017

    A look at how students, parents, teachers, and administrators perceive and experience computer science education in 43 U.S. states.

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    K-12 computer science education state reports 2017

    To inform the public on progress made toward ensuring broad participation in K–12 CS education, this report provides results from 2014 15 and 2015–16 Google-Gallup surveys. Topics include perceptions, opportunities, support, and infrastructure. It also offers recommendations to broaden access to CS learning for 43 states.

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    K-12 computer science education state reports 2016

    How perceptions, opportunities, participation, and infrastructure influence computer science education in 11 U.S. states.

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    K-12 computer science education state reports 2016

    Broadening equitable student access to computer science (CS) is critical to our future, not only because of the increasing demand created by computing-related jobs but also because it develops critical thinking to solve complex problems, creativity to foster new ideas, and skills to drive innovation. To inform progress in ensuring Computer Science for All, this report provides a status of CS education and recommendations for 11 states in 2016.

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Improving student engagement and building skills for the future

Driving the skills agenda: Preparing students for the future

How 21st century skills such as digital literacy, teamwork, and critical thinking are — or aren’t — equipping students for what’s next in the world of work. Read report.

Fostering exploration and excellence in 21st century schools

To prepare students for 21st century jobs, teachers need new strategies, technologies, and tools in the classroom. Read report.

Closing the gaps – improving literacy and mathematics by ICT enhanced collaboration

Information and communication technology (ICT) shows promise in enhancing the effectiveness of teaching models in reading and math. Read report.

Teacher status in Finland: How respect and autonomy have shaped the profession

Teaching is one of the most sought-after, respected professions in Finland. Here’s a look at why and what it means for the educational system. Read report.

Unconscious bias in the classroom: Evidence and opportunities

An examination of how unconscious bias impacts representation in computer science and STEM fields, and strategies for improvement. Read report.

Intelligence unleashed: An argument for AI in education

A primer on artificial intelligence and its potential to enhance and improve student learning in real-world classrooms. Read report.

Explore real-world stories

See examples of how increasing access to quality computer science education expands learning opportunities for students.

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