Chicago Public Schools Announce Computer Science Graduation Requirement

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.

Stay up to date on edtech. Sign up to have top stories delivered weekly.

Who we are

EdSurge helps schools find, select and use the right technology to support all learners.
© 2011-2016 EdSurge Inc. All rights reserved. Every student succeeds.