By Andrew Pillow
Most US based tech companies are stationed in California. So it should come as no surprise that the state will make a concentrated effort to invest in computer skills.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that will kick off a three-year process to increase computer science across the state. Bill 2329 will make computer science a “top priority” within California.
The superintendent will head the creation of a panel that will come up with computer science content standards.
This is part of a push to align education in the state with the high paying jobs in the state. According to Education News:
“California currently has tens of thousands of open computing jobs where salaries are significantly higher than the state average, but our education system is not aligned to meet this workforce need and economic opportunity,” said Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.”
This is significant because California education policy, like Texas’s, often influences other states.
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