[Chicago] CPS to add computer science as core subject

Brian Curtin brian at python.org
Mon Dec 9 19:09:19 CET 2013

This just went up on the front page:

Chicago Public Schools is making computer science a core subject
instead of an elective at city high schools.

As part of a plan to increase access for students to learn computer
science skills, the district is creating a comprehensive K-12 computer
science education plan that teaches students tools on how to build
computer applications and programs at the elementary level and then
has them take computer science as a core subject in high school. CPS
says high schools will offer at least one computer science class.

Through a partnership with a non-profit, code.org, CPS is getting a
free computer science curriculum and professional development for

Does anyone have contacts at CPS? I'd love to know more about this.

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