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Growing push to expose more students to computer science

from The Associated Press

Moving her finger over the laptop trackpad, 6-year-old Lauren Meek drags and drops a block of code to build a set of instructions. She clicks the "run" button and watches as the character moves through a maze. She then pumps her fist in excitement. "Yes! This is so easy," says Meek, a kindergartener at Marshall Elementary in Marysville, north of Seattle. This fall, most elementary school students in the Marysville School District are getting 40-minute weekly computer science lessons as part of their core instruction - part of a growing effort nationwide to expose more public school children to computer science, even as early as in kindergarten. more


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