New AP computer science class opens up field to wider range of students
from Ventura County Star
Katherine Orantes, a junior at Newbury Park High School, was skeptical about taking a computer science class, mostly because she thought it would be too hard. That made her a prime candidate to take the Advanced Placement computer science principles class that Newbury Park has been piloting along with about 50 other high schools and colleges nationwide. The class aims to bring more young women and minority students into the computer sciences, said Lien Diaz, senior director of AP computer science for the College Board.
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