Coding and the Computer Science Conundrum
For years following the dot-com bust, computer science enrollment plunged steadily, prompting hand wringing over America's competitiveness in technology and innovation. But a nationwide push to bring coding to classrooms, plus rapid innovation in apps and communications, has prompted a 13.4 percent jump in computer science majors in the 2012-13 academic year alone. But retaining those budding programmers -- especially females and minorities -- remains a significant challenge. Kojo explores local and national efforts to boost computer science competency, and learns how educators are revamping computational learning to give it relevance far beyond the classroom.