computer science

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Computer science is one of the nation’s fastest growing industries.  Technology evolves quickly, and students must have the skills to navigate an increasingly digital workforce.  With that in mind, the Michigan State Board of Education is expected to approve the state’s first set of K-12 computer science standards on Tuesday.

 


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flickr/Kristine Full

Most children today have some access to technology from an early age.  While many schools teach digital skills, Michigan has no formal standards for teaching computer science.  Now, the Michigan Department of Education is gathering public input on a proposed set of K-12 computer science standards.