Partners from around Washington state have been working together to ensure that there is an equitable pathway for students in Central Washington to pursue computer science careers. The team created a report outlining a shared set of recommendations.
The Central Washington Pathway Summit was hosted at Central Washington University, on March 11, 2019. This event was sponsored by Microsoft TechSpark and brought together more than 50 educators and partners from throughout North Central Washington to discuss pathways for rural students to have access to computer science education.
Together, partners from K-12 and higher education, business and industry, students, and state leaders are committed to ensuring that there is an equitable pathway for students in Central Washington to pursue computer science careers and this report outlines a shared set of recommendations to articulate a computer science credential pathway for students.
In the report, the Pathway Alignment Steering Team outlines recommendations for tighter alignment and articulation of computer science coursework towards a post-secondary credential. The report emphasizes the need to ensure an equitable pathway that extends from rural schools to post-secondary institutions. It further urges the development of a connected community of computer science educators and community partners. These foundational steps are essential to ensure that our youth are on-track to future careers in North Central Washington.