There are over 500 open computing jobs in Wyoming, amounting to roughly $30 million in wages not flowing into the state. That’s according to C ode.org , a non-profit that has partnered with the Wyoming Department of Education to expand access to computer science in schools. The Wyoming Legislature is considering two bills strengthening K-12 computer science education. Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow said the Senate version of the bill is stronger because it would make computer science a core knowledge subject area and would create content standards for educators to follow. Balow said the WDE, with support from the business and industry sectors, is committed to supporting this transition. Balow said she wants “to make sure that...
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State Considers Pros And Cons Of K-12 Computer Science Program