Support K-12 Computer Science in Maine
Computer science (CS) drives job growth and innovation throughout our economy and society. Computing occupations are the number 1 source of all new wages in the U.S. and make up more than half of all projected new jobs in STEM fields, making Computer Science one of the most in-demand college degrees. And, computing is used all around us and in virtually every field. It’s a foundational knowledge that all students need.
Yet, computer science is marginalized throughout education. Only 45% of U.S. high schools teach any computer science courses, and only 10% of STEM graduates study it. We need to improve access for all students, including groups who have traditionally been underrepresented. Of note, 58% of all new jobs in STEM fields are in computing, and 10% of STEM graduates are in Computer Science.
Computer Science in Maine…
What can you do to support K-12 CS education in Maine?