Computer Programming Classes Scarce in Calif. District

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Do students in Lodi have enough opportunities to learn coding or computer programming? District officials say not quite, but the door to more coding classes is open.

Lodi Unified School District Board President Ralph Womack said he wasn’t familiar with any classes that specifically teach coding, though several broader courses are open.

“We’re always looking for ways to offer more enriched career opportunities for students. Any computer-related programming or video work are all viable careers,” he said.

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter creator Jack Dorsey are among the tech luminaries appearing in a new video promoting the teaching and learning of computer coding in schools.

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