Computer Science Learning: Closing the Gap: Rural and Small-Town School Districts
This special brief from our Google-Gallup study dives into the opportunities and challenges for rural and small-town communities. Based on nationally representative surveys from 2015-16, we found:
Students from rural/small-town schools are just as likely as other students to see CS as important for their future careers, including 86% who believe they may have a job needing computer science.
Rural/small-town parents and principals also highly value CS, with 83% of parents and 64% of principals saying that offering CS is just as or more important than required courses.
Rural/small-town students are less likely to have access to CS classes and clubs at school compared to suburban students, and their parents are less likely to know of CS opportunities outside of school.
Rural/small-town principals are less likely to prioritize CS, compared to large-city or suburban principals.
Read the report at https://services.google.com/fh/files/misc/computer-science-learning-closing-the-gap-rural-small-town-brief.pdf
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