Code High: Taking STEM Education the Next Step?

Did you know that 95% of US High Schools don’t offer any computer science courses?  TechCrunch has a post on an effort to bring computer science & programming into every  high school:

Founded by Stanford students Zach Galant and Jeremy Keeshin and incubated at StartX and Imagine K12, CodeHS is an online program built for high school students (and teachers) with no previous coding experience that intends to provide an easy and fun way to learn computer science.

To help support the early development and pilots, CodeHS has launched an Indiegogo campaign in an attempt to raise $100K before December 21st. So far, they’ve raised just over $11K. The goal, if met, is to teach “basic programming to 1,000 high school students over the next six months” and will allow it to offer its initial program to schools for free. The money raised, the founders tell us, will be put toward covering the cost of tutors that will help students troubleshoot code and offer feedback, website and curriculum development costs and integrate the platform into participating schools.

Doesn’t that make you wish you had access to CodeHS when you were in high school?  (Me neither, but the more we can do to promote STEM education, the better.)

You can read the full post here.

 

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