California to Invest in Computer Science

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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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.