EDC Partners with Boston Foundation to Expand, Promote Computer Science Education

Jim Stanton

Computing skills are key to success in STEM and non-STEM careers. Yet the December 27, 2013 U.S. News & World Report reported some alarming statistics: “…in nine out of 10 high schools in the United States, there are no computer science classes offered…” A new grant from The Boston Foundation is helping EDC change that by sparking Mass. students’ interest in coding and other computer courses and ensuring students have a solid computer science education. Jim Stanton (shown at left) will head up the work, which focuses on advancing the mission of the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network—which includes EDC, Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., and several Mass. business groups—to “prepare students to be leaders and innovators in a global economy dependent upon computer technology.”

Last Updated: December 2013