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More $$$ for Coding Classes in Public Schools

Link: https://anchor.fm/pythonfumasters/episodes/More--for-Coding-Classes-in-Public-Schools-e4umk4/a-akq3lq


The Python Fu Masters Podcast with Master Hun

Episode 22, Season 1


Episode Notes


Last week I meet with two different after-school program providers, serving public schools in SoCal. I met with two staff members from each of the two. Got lots of good intel from both meetings.


[Note: Since I didn't get permission to mention their organizations or the staff members' names, I can't tell you who I talked to. Sorry.]


To make a long story short, the Feds are doling out millions for coding classes in public schools. But I didn't get a sense those dollars will result in the outcome you would hope for.


The bottom line is student engagement and retention is a real problem I and other CS teachers have to deal with. I don't have a secret formula. No one has a magic bullet.



Sources


May 8, 2019 | EdSource

"California moves to get more K-12 students into computer science classes" by Diana Lambert


Feb. 4, 2019 | Code.org

"US Dept of Education Prioritizes Computer Science Funding"


Sept. 25, 2017 | EdSurge

"President Trump Earmarks $200 Million in Federal Grants for STEM, Computer Science Programs" by Tina Nazerian

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