EdSurge | Computer Science Course Offerings in High School Spur More Students to Coding Degrees

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In an interview with EdSurge, Jing Liu, assistant professor of education policy, and Cameron Conrad, a doctoral student, discuss the impact a high school computer science course can have on a student’s decision to major in computer science in college. They explain that getting students enrolled in high school CS courses can lead to more students entering the field and help improve diversity in computer science.

“I took my first CS course in grad school, and before that I totally thought I was not a CS person,” Liu says. “Just exposing people to the actual curriculum can overcome fears.”

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