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Just 36 Teachers Across U.S. Graduated in 2016 Ready to Teach CS


A lonely graduate.

A joint Code.org Advocacy Coalition/Computer Science Teachers Association report found that U.S. universities graduated only 36 new teachers prepared to teach computer science in 2016, and only 35% of U.S. high schools teach the subject.

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U.S. universities graduated only 36 new teachers prepared to teach computer science in 2016, and only 35% of U.S. high schools teach the subject, according to a joint Code.org Advocacy Coalition/Computer Science Teachers Association report.

The study analyzed core policies to make computers science (CS) education basic to K-12 curriculums.

The analysts found only six states have established a plan for K-12 CS, while 33 states and the District of Columbia have deployed "clear" certification pathways for CS teachers.

Moreover, 19 states currently have dedicated funding for professional development and course support, and 22 states have K-12 CS standards in place.

Analysis also determined state funding committed to providing existing educators with CS professional development to be a key success driver.

States that have such funding were found to have a 1.7-times greater chance of success than states lacking it.

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