[Chicago] CPS to add computer science as core subject

Technically Debatable technicallydebatable at gmail.com
Mon Dec 9 23:05:28 CET 2013

I would love more information on how one could contribute. Being a product
of the CPS system kinda makes this great development personal.
On Dec 9, 2013 12:09 PM, "Brian Curtin" <brian at python.org> wrote:

> This just went up on the front page:
> http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-cps-to-add-computer-science-as-core-subject-20131209,0,799638.story
> """
> 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
> staff.
> """
> Does anyone have contacts at CPS? I'd love to know more about this.
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