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Code Calling

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What field has the highest pay for new college graduates, twice the national average job growth, and career prospects that stretch from rock music to medicine to telecommunications? Hint: 9 in 10 schools don’t teach the subject.

The answer is computer programming, and advocates from Microsoft founder Bill Gates to former president Bill Clinton are pushing to include it in the K-12 curriculum.

Why wait? Code.org offers a host of websites, courses, and other free resources to help students build programming  skills, including lessons in html and creating phone apps. Far from being complicated algorithms only a geek could master, just about anyone can become proficient code writers — even four-year-olds. The code.org site also contains tips for teachers on how to integrate code-writing and programming projects into math or science classes to cover content standards.

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