Since its introduction in 2015, New York City’s Computer Science for All initiative has helped hundreds of City schools provide high quality computer science instruction that prepares today’s students for tomorrow’s careers.
Thanks to CS for All, thousands of students across all grade levels are learning how to code, understand computational thinking, develop software, build devices, and collaborate with one another to design applications and hardware.
With the ultimate goal of ensuring that every City public school student receives computer science education in elementary, middle, and high school by 2025, the CS for All initiative is already making great progress in City schools today:
- As of the first day of this school year, approximately 940 teachers received CS for All training to bring back to their 524 elementary, middle, and high schools;
- The number of students taking AP Computer Science exams in 2017 more than tripled, and the number of students passing an AP Computer Science exam increased more than fourfold; and
- More City students than ever are participating in hackathons and other computer science-related events, such as the Hour of Code.
To learn more about CS for All’s progress in City schools, check out the following video, and stay tuned to further updates right here on The Morning Bell!