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South Carolina Department of Education introduces K-8 computer science standards

from Charleston Post Courier

All South Carolina public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade would be required to learn computer science beginning in 2018 under new standards proposed by the state Department of Education. A draft of the state's standards, released at the end of November, was designed in part to prepare S.C. students for the nation's technology-driven workforce. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology fields are expected to add nearly 500,000 new jobs between 2014 and 2024. A report by the National Center for Women and Information Technology projects 70 percent of new job openings in South Carolina could be filled by workers with computing degrees. more

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