TechNet Statement on California's Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan
Sacramento, CA — Courtney Jensen, TechNet's Executive Director for California and the Southwest, issued the following statement in support of the State Board of Education's approval of California's Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan:
"Computer science education is essential to preparing our students for success in the modern workforce, and we applaud the State Board of Education for recognizing the importance of making these classes available to more students across California.
"Too many young people do not have the opportunity to learn computer science skills, leaving them unable to compete in the innovation economy and increasing the skills gap in the United States. Implementation of this plan is an important step forward in solving this problem."
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