Computer-coding classes teach students skills they’re not getting in school



By Christopher Magancmagan, St. Paul Pioneer Press

“Obi Abulu loves computers. “He learned to click a mouse before he learned to write,” says Attracta Abulu, the Woodbury seventh-grader’s mother.

But when it came to learning more about how the software and technology inside his computers worked, Attracta Abulu discovered that Obi’s options were limited. She signed the Lake Middle School student up for community-education courses, and he learned what he could on his own online. That only scratched the surface of the complex coding that makes popular games such as “Minecraft” or “Angry Birds” dazzle the 12-year-old and his classmates.”

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