How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country

Driven by a tech-industry vision of rural economic revival, Wyoming is requiring all of its K-12 public schools to offer computer science. Recently past legislation is intended to wean Wyoming off its heavy reliance on the oil, gas, and coal industries and curb the flow of young people leaving for better jobs. Statewide curricular reforms will expand access to computer science to all K-12 public schools. Microsoft and the state Department of Education plan to work together to provide computer science training for at least one teacher in every Wyoming school.


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