Report from Jan Cuny on Computer Science Education for Everyone: A Groundswell of Support
Jan Cuny wrote a blog post about where we are in the effort to provide CS education to everyone. Next month is important for the CS for All effort — the first offering of the AP CS Principles exam is May 5. Last I heard, over 46,000 students had turned in materials for their digital portfolios as part of the AP CSP exam. I’m eager to hear how many actually take it!
Progress has been dramatic. Many school districts and states now require CS in all K-12 schools – examples include New York City, San Francisco, Broward County (FL), Rhode Island, Virginia, and in 2016, Chicago became the first major district to make CS a graduation requirement. Also in 2016, a new organization — CSforAll.org— formed to build community among national stakeholders and provide resources for parents, teachers, school districts, and education researchers. And the new AP CSP officially launched this year with 2,700 teachers, putting it on track to be the largest AP launch ever.