An AP Computer Science Principles Course Endorsed by the College Board
Gallup Report on CS Education
Google commissioned a report, Searching for Computer Science: Access and Barriers in K-12 Education by the Gallup organization that has some interesting information about the state of CS education in U.S. schools and the attitudes toward it by parents and administrators.
The respondents include statistically significant numbers of Black and Hispanic students and parents for the purposes of identifying differences across racial groups. Searching for Computer Science includes a selection of key findings from this research project, with additional releases planned for the future.
- 91% of parents want their child to learn CS, but less than 8% of administrators believe demand is high.
- Half of principals and superintendents cite the lack of trained teachers as a barrier – greater than the need for technology.
- 3 out of 4 principals say their school offers NO CS programming/coding classes