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Boost in high school students taking advanced computer science could change the face of tech


August 18, 2019

Christina Gardner-McCune, University of Florida

(THE CONVERSATION) Often when I speak with students who are majoring in computer sciences, many of them tell me that they have never taken a computer science course until college. This is especially true for the female, black, and Latino students I’ve spoken with as a computer science professor.

But newly released data from the College Board suggests that things are beginning to change, especially for girls and students from groups that are underrepresented in computer science.

Specifically, the figures show the number of black high school s...

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