What Computer Science Education Looks Like in the Nation’s Largest School District #MakerEducation
Great feature from EdSurge on what CS Ed looks like now in NYC Public Schools.
Walking up to the Young Women’s Leadership School (YWLS) in the Bronx, there is a barbershop and a few run down bodegas. A group of young men in front of a residential building exchange what appears to be marijuana joints. It’s not the first place you expect to find a pioneer education program, but the Young Women’s Leadership School is one of the city’s first public schools to have a full computer science (CS) course.
The CS courses are funded and designed by the Computer Science for All initiative—a program in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Equity and Excellence agenda run by the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE).
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