Minnesota schools scramble to catch up on computer coding classes

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By Kim McGuire, Star Tribune

“The students in Kirsten Lunzer’s fourth-grade class watch as Codey the Troll crosses their computer screen, guided by the program they wrote to leap obstacles and collect blue jelly beans.

These programming-savvy students in Minnetonka are on the leading edge of a new high-tech era that has Minnesota schools scrambling to respond to student demand for computer science classes that teach them how to develop software, apps, games and websites.”

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  • https://www.facebook.com/collectivityUS?ref=hl Scott D. Cole

    Thanks for sharing this article Jeff. Great example of how we’re still a very long ways off from having alignment between the true market needs for skill development (social & academic) and the courses taught from middle school all the way through post-secondary college or certificate programs. The business community, local & state government, and education leadership must come together to work this out.

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