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MA Schools Will Add Computer Coding to Curriculum

MA Schools to Teach Computer Coding

Once considered an extracurricular activity for geeks, coding increasingly is being seen as both an essential life skill and a potential pathway to becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg.

MA students as young as kindergartners are learning computer programming, as the state’s schools join a growing national movement to prepare students for 21st-century jobs.

“Computer science is a natural outlet to exercise critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and it enhances mathematics, engineering and robotics,” Leo Brehm, the Newton, MA, district’s director of information technology told the Boston Herald. “There’s also a shortage of people in the workforce who can code.”

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