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Tech leaders want more computer education in California schools | PCWorld

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On the other hand, there is a mismatch between the number of computer science jobs and graduates in laptop no credit check the state, according to the letter which is signed by business executives as well as organizations active in the area of education. The Conference Board estimates 70,000 open computing jobs in Californiaroughly 16 jobs for every computer science graduate in the state! according to the letter . The lack of access in urban and rural schools also creates inequity for students of color, with the result that in the entire state of California, only 74 African Americans and 392 Hispanic Americans took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exam in 2013, the executives wrote in the letter. Our shared goal should be that every K-12 student has access to high-quality computer science, said the letter, which is signed among others by Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix. Code.org, a nonprofit focused on expanding participation in computer science in schools, launched a campaign called the Hour of Code, an opportunity for students to try computer science for one hour.
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