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Code Calling


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? 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 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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