With coding being touted as the new foreign language, it’s clear that girls are falling behind in literacy. According to Girls Who Code, in middle school, 74 percent of girls express interest in STEM subjects, but when they choose a college major, only 0.4 percent of girls select computer science. In 2015, girls made up less than 22 percent of all students who took the AP Computer Science exam. And only 18 percent of computer science degrees are awarded to women.
It’s clear that girls are not receiving the same technology education that their male counterparts are. But why is it so important that girls learn to code? Continue reading “How to Get Girls Into Coding”