• Facebook and Apple are backing a new course that gives kids college credit for learning to code - and it's the fastest growing AP course ever

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Big companies like Apple , Facebook and Amazon are supporting a new AP level computing course for high school students.
    The course was designed to attract a broader group of students into the field and to ameliorate the industry's so-called pipeline problem.
    Many engineers and software developers can trace their formative coding experiences to a class they took in high school: Advanced Placement Computer Science .
    But two years ago, the College Board - the body that administers AP tests - decided to try something different. It introduced an alternative advanced computing class for high...
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