The ‘Code Like a Girl’ Congressional Bill Wants to Close Tech Education’s Gender Gap

The ‘Code Like a Girl’ Congressional Bill Wants to Close Tech Education’s Gender Gap

(Observer, 7/21/17)

Women are vastly underrepresented in tech industries, earning only 28 percent of computer science degrees. This disparity can be traced back to K-12 education, where boys are nearly twice as likely as girls to take a computer science course. how many co-sponsors, what committeeThankfully Congress is starting to realize the scope of the problem—a new bill designed to make the tech playing field more equal already has bipartisan support.

This week Nevada Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (a Democrat) introduced H.R. 3316, the “Code Like a Girl Act.” The bill commits the National Science Foundation to creating two new grants, which would fund computer science programs aimed at girls under the age of 10.
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