The San Francisco Board of Education has unanimously approved a measure that will teach computer science to all students in the school district. “Information technology is now the fastest growing job sector in San Francisco, but too few students currently have access to learn the Computer Science skills that are crucial for such careers,” Board President Emily Murase said. “We are proud to be at the forefront of creating a curriculum that will build on the knowledge and skills students will need starting as early as preschool.”
To fund the effort, San Francisco will be getting money from the Salesforce Foundation.
And in case you are wondering what kind of computer science three- and four-year-olds will be learning, the district says they “will most likely be using blocks to build robots, to introduce the concepts of procedural thinking, cause and effect, decomposition of complex tasks, pattern recognition as well as the ability to notice similarities or common differences, abstraction and algorithm design and the ability to develop a step-by-step strategy for solving a problem.”