Technology in School

Chicago Public Schools Announce Computer Science Graduation Requirement

Feb 24, 2016

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.

Technology in School

Chicago Public Schools Announce Computer Science Graduation Requirement

Feb 24, 2016

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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