Tallahassee Democrat op-ed: “New computer science standards useless without incentives”

Florida’s new K-12 computer science standards will have little or no effect on the state’s students because there is no parallel effort to recruit computer science teachers or provide incentives for students to take computing classes.  Bay and Monroe Counties provide model incentive programs that Leon County – and more broadly the state – should consider.  You can link to the Democrat op-ed here.

The National Math and Science Initiative College Readiness Program that Bay County has joined is described here.  Monroe County’s “Monroe Compute$” program is profiled here.

The Florida Times-Union story on the decline of the information technology program at A. Philip Randolph Academies of Technology because of the lack of qualified teachers (mentioned in the op-ed) can be seen here.

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