Chicago Public Schools Announce Computer Science Graduation Requirement

CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, the nation’s third-largest school district, has instituted a computer science graduation requirement that will go into effect next school year, according to a CPS press release. Students graduating in 2020 must complete one computer science class as part of their two-credit career education requirement. The system aims to implement the new curriculum in 50-60 new schools per year, with 107 having already adopted it.

The requirement is a result of a recent unanimous vote by the Chicago Public School Board of Education and former mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s three-year-old CS4ALL partnership with Code.org to craft CS curriculum and professional development for the school system.

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