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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding – New York Times

Imran Khaliq, 12, helped his brother Farhan, 7, left, and Aidan Brown, 6, at a school computer coding event in Mill Valley, Calif.
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Audrey Hagan, left, and Amelia Flint, both 8, learning to code last month at an event in Mill Valley, Calif. Founded last year, Code.org offers free curriculum.
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“Computer science is big right now — in our country, the world,” Alana Aaron, a fifth-grade math and science teacher in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan said. “If my kids aren’t exposed to things like that, they could miss out on potential opportunities and careers.”


Even those students who don’t go on to study computer science will have gained something valuable: the capacity for computational thinking, in a world ever-more profoundly shaped by computers.

Interrupt Kids’ Regularly Scheduled Programming – Slate.com

This is what computer science education can look like.
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